Women Who Kick Ass

Poems, by women, who are fucking incredible.

Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Olivia Gatwood

Aziza Barnes & Safia Elhillo

Currently, as of, right now.

Oh. What up world?! Been awhile, right? Like a minute or so. Like I should already have my second book bone. Like I should be writing it right now…

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NOPE! Instead – I’ll updated y’all lovely people.

I’ve been writing for Frank 151 (two article: Tinder Tales Part ONE & The Drake Phenomenon) which has been so much & an honor. Still, for the moment at least, I am doing that LA living. Which has been a whirl wind adventure. Full of strange & crazy events. Endless inspiration and of course heavy bricks of writer’s block. But alas, for the most part; I’m golden.

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Being here in LA I’ve grown a lot and yet still very aware I have a lot more growing to do. Been working a whole list of projects: the GIRL Project, #howtoloveanartist, Hella Adult, music moment with my mom & of course where I eat my way through LA’s ice cream shops with #RoseLovesIceCream. Follow down the rabbit hole. Let’s see where this shit goes.

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As always you can follow my adventures via my facebook, twitter, tumblr, & instagram.

 

Come See Rose Read!

Oh boy! Do I have some fun and exciting future plans lined up. August and September are gonna be fun!

August 19th, 26th and September 2nd
Co-hosting and guest DJing for Seattle Poetry Slam
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August 20th 
Hosting at Rain City Slam
@Scratch Deli

August 28th
Teaching writer’s workshop: Skeletons & Skin
@Whatcom Community College

August 31st
Introducing and reading with Tom Robbins at Bumbershoot
@The Words & Ideas Stage

September 1st
Hosting The Battle of the Words Poetry Slam at bumbershoot
@The Words & Ideas Stage

 

***This of course being the TIP of the ice berg. Please stay tune for more updates, play along with my facebook, follow along with my twitter, and look along with my Instagram. Also you hear the new remix of “Flawless”? If not you should!

April = Poetry Month = 30/30

It’s that time of year again! Where poets and writers create one poem a day for the whole month of April. I am off to a good start, seeing as it’s only the 2nd day and I have written two poems already. I will post my poems here on the blog but every week so not to make the posts look messy.

I also proud to announce that I am working with my favorite slam collective Rain City Slam by doing a workshop writing feature tonight at scratch deli instead of their normal feature and slam. This is a way to help poets who are taking part in 30/30. Giving up advice, tips, and creative ways at looking at each day as a way to advance yourself as a writers and not seeing it as a challenge or a chore.

For daily writing prompts check in with their tumblr here and for more details about tonight’s event check out here.

As for my 30/30 – check out here or my facebook!

Upcoming Unicorn Events

I know, I know, easy. But I truly love unicorns! So with that said here are some up coming events I will taking part in:

March 7th – Hosting Youth Speaks Seattle WILD Card Slam
Youth Speaks Seattle Twitter HERE
Facebook event HERE

March 16th – Special Guest at Hedgebrook Equivox 2014
Hedgebrook Twitter HERE
Website info HERE

March 16th (evening) – Palladium Show
*Details coming soon*

March 30th – co-hosting Rain City Slam Finals
Rain City Twitter HERE
Facebook events info HERE

 

Side note my blog “The Intern Archives” is turning five years old on March 8th! CRAZY

My family at Rain City Slam

Let me tell you about the ONLY all ages slam in Seattle: Rain City Slam

Rain City is an amazing poetry community, safe space, collective started by two of my dearest friend Ela Barten and Maya Hersh. It happens EVERY Wednesday at Scratch Deli. Sign ups for the open mic or slam are at 7:30 PM and the show starts 8:00 PM. I usually host but tonight I got on the mic to read a poem.

For those who know me and my slam poetry career know I’ve been competing for ten years and as of slam year I “retired.” I don’t know if I’ll ever pull a Jordan or Jay Z and come back. But for now I am happy hosting (and now know I enjoy jumping on the open mic if I feel like it)

BUT THE POINT IS Rain City is a great place for first timers. Come, kick it, listen, don’t share, or share. For more info, links below

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