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Lunada Literary Lounge
March 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Under the Blue Moon of March, on the final night of Mes Internacional de la Mujer, Lunada is honored to host award winning internationally renowned Chicana author and maestra LUCHA CORPI, and emerging jazz salsa vocalist, ADRIANA MARRERO who will share an intimate set of jíbaro salsa soul favorites from Puerto Rico.
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00pm
2857 24th Street, at Bryant
SF, CA 94110
LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage. Voted Best Literary Night two years in a row by the SF Bay Guardian, 2016 & 2017.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
LUCHA CORPI is an internationally renowned poet, novelist, and children’s book author. She is the author of several mystery novels published by Arte Público Press: Death at Solstice: A Gloria Damasco Mystery (Sept. 2009), Eulogy for a Brown Angel (2002), Black Widow’s Wardrobe (1999), Cactus Blood (1995), and Crimson Moon (Arte Público Press, 2004). Loa a un angel de piel morena (2012) is the pioneering first installment in the Gloria Damasco Mystery series now available in Spanish. Her poetry collection, reissued by Arte Público Press in 2001, is entitled Palabras de mediodía / Noon Words (2001). A Piñata Books picture book for children, The Triple Banana Split Boy / El niño goloso was published in 2009. Most recently, Corpi has written a moving memoir, Confessions of a Book Burner: Personal Essays and Stories (Arte Público Press, 2014), that sheds light on the creative process, political activism and bilingual, bi-cultural life in the U.S. She is the recipient of numerous awards and citations, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Prize in fiction, and the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Book Award of Excellence in Adult Fiction. Corpi was a tenured teacher in the Oakland Public Schools Neighborhood Centers Program for over 30 years.
ADRIANA MARRERO is a Puerto Rican jazz and salsa singer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of Soltrón, has performed with Bay Area Latin jazz legends such as John Santos, and collaborates with Bay Area musicians such as keyboardist Eli Goldlink in their project The Astronauts. She will share an intimate set of jíbaro salsa soul favorites from Puerto Rican.