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december, 2018

13decthuMelania-Luisa Marte – MELA7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Poetry

Melania Marte

Event Details

Join us for an intimate book reading with Melania-Luisa. She will be discussing her debut book of poetry, MELA.

Melania-Luisa Marte is a first generation American. She was born in the Bronx and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her multi-cultured upbringing inspires her to write about navigating the world as a native Spanish speaker of Afro-Dominican descent. She is also a member of the 2017 and 2018 Dallas Poetry Slam Team currently ranking 5th in the nation. She has performed, featured, and competed in cities across the country. Marte was a finalist at the 2017 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Competition and ranked 5th in the 2018 Women of The World Poetry Slam Competition and was just recently a finalist at the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Competition in San Diego, California. She is the founder of “Melanin Goddess” a Dallas based feminist healing collective for WOC. You can get in touch with her for more reading and poetry engagments at www.melanialuisa.com

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Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas

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