Featured SPOKENWORD Poet: LA PIXIE

8 Oct

We are so thankful to have La Pixie as a performing poet at Venus 2010!

La PiXie Urban Poetess Bio

Sandra Posadas, “La PiXie,” is a Puerto Rican woman born and bred in Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois.She has her B.A in Early Childhood Eduction form Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Sandra is currently finishing her M.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural education at De Paul University in Chicago. She is a teacher, published artist/illustrator, artisan, performance poet and actress. As an original cast member of the Vida Bella Ensemble,she successfully co-wrote her first production in 2007, Brown Girls Singing, which was successfully staged at University of Chicago and Jane Addams’ Hull House  as part of Teatro Luna’s Women of Color Playwritng competition(curated by Dr. Coya Paz). As a cast member of the Vida Bella Ensemble, she has also traveled to Colorado, California, and New York performing the award winning play, The Brown Girls’ Chronicles: Puerto Rican Women and Resistance.  She participated as a cast member of the Teatro Luna’s 10 x10 project. Currently,Sandra is part of  two other projects; The Guild Complex’s Poetry Performance Incubator series titled Tour Guides as an ensemble member of writers/perfomers and part of the rotating ensemble cast of Beast Woman Performance Series at The Green House Theater.

Sandra  has published her poetry in several anthologies including Stray Bullets; An Anthology of Chicago Saloon Poetry(Tia Chucha Press) and The Journal of Ordinary Thought (Fall 2009 and Winter 2010) She also performs at various Chicago venues and has presented her art work at various local venues including The 2010 Logan Square Arts Festival, Wright College, The University of Illinois at The Chicago Symposium for Women of Color and The Creative Feminist Alliance at De Paul University. She was recently the featured poet at Proyecto Latina. She’s not afraid to live life authentically and is all about telling it like is. Sandra believes strongly in that art can educate. She believes in using art as knowledge and transformation so that all participants and spectators examine themselves in relation to their place in society. Through different modalities that she uses, whether visual, interactive, or the performing arts, the audience can explore, reflect, analyze and transform the reality in which they are living.

For more info please go to La Pixie’s Website: http://sandraposadas.com/La_PiXies__odds_and_ends.html

VENUS COLLECTIVE BOOK DRIVE DURING ~JUST BE: SOUL REVIVAL~ OCT.9TH 8:30PM-2:00AM

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