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A poetry performance and discussion with Magdalena Gómez will be held Monday, November 17, at 6 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall’s faculty lounge at Hampshire College. The public is invited and the event is free.
Magdalena Gómez is a playwright, performer, storyteller, actor, educator, and local artivist. In addition to reading from her new book of poetry, Shameless Woman (Red Sugarcane Press), she will also talk about her work with youth of color in Springfield, MA, through Teatro V!da, a performance space that allows youth to develop and enact their creative talents on stage.
Gómez is cofounder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin@ theater in Springfield. She was the creator and facilitator of the Writing from the Belly series at the Women of Color Leadership Network at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2007, she was named an Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
Gómez is a columnist for An African American Point of View newspaper and a regular commentator for New England Public Radio. For ten years, she performed nationally as a jazz poet with the late baritone saxophonist Fred Ho.
For more information, please contact Prof. Wilson Valentín-Escobar at email@example.com.