Olivia Gatwood with Joaquina Mertz

September 11, 2018 - 8:00pm

On Tuesday, September 11, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes spoken-word performer Olivia Gatwood to the WOW Hall along with special guest Joaquina Mertz.  This is a seated show.

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women of the World and the National Poetry Slam, Olivia is an active member of the slam poetry community and has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, Button Poetry and Huffington Post, among others. 

Olivia has traveled nationally to perform and teach workshops on gender equality, sexuality and social justice at over 70 colleges and 30 high schools nationwide. Her Amazon Best Selling collection, New American Best Friend, reflects her experiences growing up in New Mexico and Trinidad, navigating girlhood, puberty, relationships and period underwear.

Olivia is a former member and co-founder of SPEAK LIKE A GIRL and was an Artist in Residence at the Chatham School for girls, alongside celebrated leaders such as Venus Williams and Gloria Steinem. Online, her videos, including “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” and “Ode to My Bitch Face” have gained over 3 million views collectively. 

Olivia believes in girl-power. She currently lives in Boston.

Los Angelas-based Joaquina Mertz likes to sing and write song (especially lyrics) about life.  She is touring in support of her debut album Honey, released in November last year.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.

Door Time: 
September 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
$12 Advance, $15 Day of Show