6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

OC LIVE invites you to join us for “Two Latina Authors Talking S*!T” on Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm in the beautiful Oxnard College Performing Arts Building. We are honored to have essayist Myriam Gurba (author of “Creep: Accusations and Confessions”) and poet Crystal AC Salas (author of “Grief Logic”) in conversation as they share passages from their own work while discussing each other’s work. These two contemporary Latinx authors will tackle themes of intersectional Latinx identity, creeping oppression, toxicity, family, what it means to navigate language, and girl/woman/hood. This event will be moderated by W. David Hall, Oxnard College’s own English professor. This is a FREE event that is open to the public and is co-sponsored by BreakBread Literacy Project.


Artists Bios:

Myriam Gurba is a writer and activist. Her first book, the short story collection Dahlia Season, won the Edmund White Award for debut fiction. O, the Oprah Magazine, ranked her true crime memoir Mean as one of the best LGBTQ books of all time. Creep, her most recent book, is a finalist for a National Book Critics’ Circle award in criticism. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vox, and Paris Review have published her work. She is a co-founder of Dignidad Literaria, a grassroots organization committed to combating racism in the book world. She is active in the anti-rape movement.

Crystal AC Salas is a Xicanx poet, essayist, educator, and community organizer. Her poetry chapbook Grief Logic is co-winner of the inaugural Alta California Prize, from Gunpowder Press. She has work in Omnium Gatherum Quarterly, Alta Journal, Northwest Review, [PANK] Magazine, World Literature Today, Chaparral Poetry, Acentos Review, and others. A founding member of the BreakBread Literacy Project, which elevates the voices of young creatives under 25, she serves as poetry editor for BreakBread Magazine.  She holds an M.F.A. from University of California, Riverside and is the recipient of a 2021-2022 California Arts Council Established Individual Artist Fellowship. 

W. David Hall is the CEO of BreakBread Literacy Project, a literacy non-profit dedicated to bringing forth the voices of young creatives from all over the world (www.breakbreadproject.org). He teaches English classes at Oxnard College and at a college-prep high school in Los Angeles.

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OC LIVE Presents: “Two Latina Authors Talking S*!T”
Oxnard College Performing Arts Building
Oxnard College Performing Arts Building