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Uptown Fridays Presents: Denise Benavides + Trey “Drow Flow” Amos
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won’t forget, featuring readings by Shideh Etaat and Ingrid Rojas Contreras, with music by Phillip Michael Hermans.
Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available.
Information about performers:
Denise Benavides is an Oakland based queer xicana performance artist, poet, and radical educator sharing her work with urgency—using the stage/page to confront themes of xenophobia, relocation, sexuality, religion, and love. Always, love. She writes to document, to archive, and to hold space for what has been lost—most of all, she writes for the women in her family. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Mills College. Her debut collection of poetry, Split, was released in the fall of 2016 by Kórima Press.
Trey “Drow Flow” Amos is a poetic emcee originally from Nashville, Tn by way of Chicago. He is a nationally recognized performer and teaching artist. He has shared stages with artists and public figures such as Talib Kweli, Dr. Cornel West, Saul Williams, Lemon, Mick Jenkins and more. Trey is currently working as a Poet Mentor Fellow at Youth Speaks, Inc.
Musical Guest Meaghan Owens is an Americana Roots performer with three critically acclaimed albums: “No Whiskey in a Good Girl’s River”; “Gun Shy of a Kiss” and the recent “Bounty on my Heart.” She has been a whirlwind nomad for the past two years with stops in Maui, Colorado and currently, a brief stint in San Francisco.