Words

Rant. Chant. Chisme.

When: Thu., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m. 2015

Amalia Ortiz is a Tejana poet, actress, playwright and activist whose work, as politically charged as it is personal, is rooted in spoken-word performance. A three-season alumna of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, Ortiz has a knack for tackling complex issues with fierce and direct language that never shies away from its mission to deliver a dose of reality to readers. Her debut collection of poetry, Rant. Chant. Chisme. (Wings Press), was released this year to widespread acclaim. Thursday, hear her read from that collection and take questions about her craft.

Price: Free (donations appreciated)