On Monday, June 25 we will be back for another edition of Poets Speak Loud at McGeary’s. This month our Featured Poet at Poets Speak Loud and on the Albany Poets website is Alicia Ortiz.
Alicia “Vida” Ortiz is a local activist and musician. Her primary instrument is voice and she has performed throughout the Capital Region since 2009 as the secondary vocalist of latin-fusion band “Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde.” Alicia began performing original poetry and songs at Albany’s monthly Urban Guerilla Theatre and other open mic events in 2010. Her voice carries over into social activism efforts where Alicia has sung as labor rallies and most recently, the Empire State Pride Agenda’s 2012 “Equality & Justice” advocacy day. Her career background is in grassroots political and community organizing. Currently she is focused on improving her piano and songwriting skills. She invites you to join her on her journey as she continues to develop her creative self.
If you want to a sneak preview of Alicia’s poetry, you can check out her page here. Each month you will be able to read more about the Poets Speak Loud featured poet by going to albanypoets.com/poets and going to the Featured Poet section.
Poets Speak Loud is a monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet hosted by local poet Mary Panza at McGeary’s (4 Clinton Square, Albany) in downtown Albanyon the last Monday of the month.
Sign-up for the open mic is 7:00pm, we start around 8pm