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Loose Lips: The Book Launch
June 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMFree
Avenue 50 Studio
& Prickly Pear Publishing
the book launch
Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Briana Muñoz as she reads out of her first collection of poetry, Loose Lips, published by Prickly Pear Publishing.
Hosted by Sam Roland
Iris De Anda
with musical sets by
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
at Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Ángeles CA 90042
Books will be available at the reading for purchase using cash or Venmo app or you can also purchase online at Amazon.com!
/////////Briana Muñoz’s Loose Lips – her “poetry written without shame,” is edgy and raw. She gives us an unflinching view into the complicated nature of love and affairs of the heart, which are not always one in the same. This tell-it-like-it-is first collection of her work is not to be missed. Indulge and enjoy!\\\\\\\\
Briana Muñoz is a writer from San Diego, CA. now living in Los Angeles, CA.Her poetry and short stories have been published in four editions of the Bravura Literary Journal. In the 2016 publication of the Bravura, she was awarded the second-place fiction prize. She has been published in LA BLOGA, an online publication, the Poets Responding page and in the Oakland Arts Review. Her poem “Rebirth” was featured in the Reproductive Health edition of the St. Sucia zine, a publication dedicated to “Exposing What It Is To Be A Mujer”. Briana’s work was one of ten chosen for “The Best of LA BLOGA” from 2015. One of her prouder writing accomplishments is being able to have been part of the 2017 U.S. delegation attending the international poetry festival of Havana. In March of 2018, she presented her poetry at the 21st international Spanish literature and studies conference in Quito, Ecuador. Briana is excited to continue sharing her poetry in print and spoken form. When she isn’t typing away, she enjoys traveling, live music, cats, and thrift stores.
Matt Sedillo is an internationally touring poet and the current literary director of the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, California
Iris De Anda is a Guanaca Tapatia poet. She hosts The Writers Underground Open Mic & 100 Segundos de Soledad on La Banda Elastica Radio. Author of CODESWITCH: Fires From Mi Corazon.
Sam Roland is a Philadelphia native living in Los Angeles, CA. He is a singer-songwriter and musician performing as Petite Lumiere, translating to “little light” (a saying of his grandmother’s). Sam is also DJs locally, spinning vinyl, across LA disco-lit bars.
Stefan Christov of music group Miles Bandit is a singer-songwriter, poet, and musician. His groovy bedroom tunes are found being performed around San Diego county where Stefan resides as well as Los Angeles, CA. His music can be enjoyed on all music streaming platforms.
Accessibility: Space is accessible by wheelchair from the front entrance, the bathroom has limited accessibility. Archways are narrow. Sound in the event space has some echoing. Service animals are always welcome, we have a relief area on side of the driveway in area nearest train. If you require ASL interpretation please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and we will do our best to provide. Avenue 50 is a gallery that contains a number of rooms, should you need a sensory break feel free to roam around the inside or outside as there are several places that allow for some breathing room.