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The Parable: Arts & Literary Experience

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Gypsy Den

227 North Broadway

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Santa Ana, CA 92701

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The Parable” is a gathering of writers, poets, musicians and artists who through their medium will share their stories to illustrate the complexities of the human condition.

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

Vanessa was born in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands to formerly undocumented Mexican immigrants. She is the author of the collection Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, Akrilica Series, 2017), winner of the John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters, and featured as a best-of book at The Los Angeles Times, NBC News, BOMB, Literary Hub, Bustle, and Entropy. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Boston Review, The Academy of American Poets, BuzzFeed, Epiphany, PBS Newshour and elsewhere. She is a CantoMundo Fellow, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she is raising her son with the help of a loyal dog.

Rocío Carlos

Rocío is the author of “A World Below” (mindmade books, 2014) and co-author of “ex her pt” (wirecutter collective, 2016). Her work has been published in Chaparral, Angel City Review and is forthcoming in Spiral Orb. Selections of her collaborative work in progress with Rachel McLeod Kaminer, “Attendance” appear in Cultural Weekly. She lives and works in Los Ángeles.

Jessica Gallion

Jessica was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in Los Angleles where pen and poetry became her best friend. Inspired by the works of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, she decided that she too had a story to tell. She is a nomad for the art, never fitting into a particular place and therefore making space for herself wherever her voice is needed. She writes for the misunderstood, the hurt and abused, she writes for you. As a single mother, a creole woman, a woman who knows the fire and flaws of life, she uses her pen to shine light in dark places. She has performed at Vibrations, The World Stage, Flight School and many other venues around Los Angeles. Jessica is the 2016 champion of the Spoken Word Voices Heard poetry slam and a graduate of the Community Literature Initiative.She is the author of the book of poetry "Can't No Woman, Woman Like Me" (paperback, 2017).

Wes Kriesal

Wes Krisal will be hosting this event.


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