Friday, March 1, 2013

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo - Featured Poet on March 24, 2013

On Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Village Poets will present Featured Poet Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo at the Monthly Poetry Reading at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga, CA.

The event will include two Open Mike Sessions, before and after the Featured Poet, and refreshments. A hat will be passed around to collect donations for Bolton Hall Museum and to cover the costs of refreshments.

In 2013, the Bolton Hall Museum is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Museum is Los Angeles's Historical Monument No. 2.  The events are listed on the website for the Little Landers Historical Society and include:
  • April 13, 1 p.m. - Cornerstone Ceremony
  • May 11, 10 a.m. - Historic Home Tour
  • July 4, 10 a.m. - Fourth of July Parade
  • August 10, 4 p.m. - Open House
  • November 9, 3 p.m . - Dance 

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the creator and curator of Beyond Baroque’s monthly reading series Hitched, a founding editor of The Splinter Generation, and was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Award. Her work has been published in The Los Angeles Review, PALABRA, CALYX, and The Acentos Review, and she is the winner of the 2013 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange.

She received an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. In August 2011, Xochitl-Julisa volunteered with the Tucson-based direct humanitarian aid organization, No More Deaths.

Poems from her manuscript, The Mediation for the Lost and Found, are inspired by her time in the Arizona desert. She teaches high school English and drama in Arcadia, CA.

Here is a link to the Poets & Writers prize she won: The site includes a link to a sample of her work. 

Here are some poems in Acentos Review:

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