Olivia Gatwood

Bootleg Theater Presents

Olivia Gatwood

Joaquina Mertz, Edwin Bodney

Fri. September 14, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$15.00

This event is all ages

Please note: This show is seated. First come, first serve.

Olivia Gatwood
Olivia Gatwood
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women of the World and the National Poetry Slam, Olivia is an active member of the slam poetry community and has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, Button Poetry and Huffington Post, among others. Olivia has traveled nationally to perform and teach workshops on gender equality, sexuality, and social justice at over 70 colleges and 30 high schools nationwide. Her Amazon Best Selling collection, New American Best Friend, reflects her experiences growing up in both New Mexico and Trinidad, navigating girlhood, puberty, relationships, and period underwear.

Olivia is a former member and co-founder of SPEAK LIKE A GIRL and was an Artist in Residence at the Chatham School for girls, alongside celebrated leaders such as Venus Williams and Gloria Steinem. Online, her videos, including Manic Pixie Dream Girl and Ode to My Bitch Face have gained over 3 million views collectively.

Olivia believes in girl-power. She currently lives in Boston.
Joaquina Mertz
Joaquina Mertz
I'm Joaquina Mertz, I sing and like to write songs (especially lyrics) about life.

Soy Joaquina Mertz, canto y me gusta escribir canciones (especialmente letras) de la vida.
Edwin Bodney
Edwin Bodney
Edwin Bodney is an LA native and co-host of one of the largest poetry venues in the nation, Da Poetry Lounge. A nationally recognized poet, he has performed his work for an array of organizations like: USC, UCLA, Lexus, TV1, All Def Digital, and Button Poetry.

In 2016, he officially published his first book titled, A Study of Hands, with Not A Cult Press.

Through his work, both on stage and in classrooms facilitating workshops, he hopes to transform his community in such a way that no one forgets their joy in the midst of all their healing.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/