This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

Authentic Selves Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Timucua 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL

Timucua's monthly poetry and open mic series, Authentic Selves. Held the third Sunday of every month at Timucua. Hosted by Lauren White and Nadia Garzon. Featured Poet: Susan Lilley Susan Lilley is a Florida native and recently served four years as Orlando’s inaugural Poet Laureate. Her poetry and non-fiction have appeared in American Poetry Review, […]

Authentic Selves Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Timucua 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL

Timucua’s monthly poetry and open mic series, Authentic Selves. Held the third Sunday of every month at Timucua. Hosted by Lauren White and Nadia Garzon. This month’s event is being organized by Aaron Moore Ellis as part of the global 100 Thousand Poets for Change. 100 Thousand Poets for Change is a global movement co-founded […]

Authentic Selves Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Timucua 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL

Our featured poet for October is Erika Maya: Colombian, lover of narrative, short stories, free poetry, landscaping and horticulture. "I write because through letters, I tell stories that unify collective memories; I try to give a happy ending to restore hope.For me, writing is like a brush that magically paints a square with doves, an […]

Authentic Selves Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Timucua 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL

Timucua's monthly poetry and open mic series, Authentic Selves. Held the third Sunday of every month at Timucua. Hosted by Lauren White and Nadia Garzon. This month’s event, Authentic Selves BILINGUAL EDITION is organized in Partnership with Descolonizarte TEATRO. Featured Poet: David Peñaflor Mexican singer-songwriter and folklorist. Singer-songwriter of various musical genres, he leans towards […]

Authentic Selves Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Timucua 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL

Timucua's monthly poetry and open mic series, Authentic Selves. Held the third Sunday of every month at Timucua. Hosted by Lauren White and Nadia Garzon. Looking to perform in English, Spanish or Spanglish (or any other language)? Click here to sign up > *** Tickets are pay what you like. Please bring a bottle of […]

Authentic Selves Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Timucua 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL

January Featured Poet: Simba X Founder of Exodus United Inc., Shayna “Simba” Castano is an internationally established poet, performer, philanthropist, mother, educator, and human rights advocate. Her craft is a reflection of spiritual strength, perseverant resilience, and humble servitude. In both Shayna “Simba” Castano’s poetry and community work, she challenges individuals to consider the interiority […]