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Authors: Arellano / de la Cruz / Gomez / Zelaya

Estela de la Cruz lives in the Mission. She published in Konch Magazine, and has a chapbook of poetry titled For the Hell of It. She has a B.A in English/Literature from UC Berkeley.

Prado Gomez is a Mestizo American man (of trans experience) born and raised in the Mission District. He is a proud staff member of the Shanti Project where he is Facility and Pet Food Bank Director at their Mission Campus. Prado is a product of the sex-positive, politi-teatro, queer Latinx menudo of the 90s in San Francisco. He is sometimes a writer and always a singer of various genres of music including Mexican rancheras, gospel, classical and R&B He currently makes his home in El Sobrante with his multi-species family.

Cathy Arellano is just another Mexican from The Mission. In 2017, Kórima Press published Arellano’s I LOVE MY WOMEN, SOMETIMES THEY LOVE ME, her collection of broken-hearted lesbian love poems. In 2016, Kórima published SALVATION ON MISSION STREET, her memoir in poems and stories about growing up brown, coming out queer, and loving & losing too many too-young-to-die family members, including her mother. SALVATION won the 2017 Golden Crown Literary Society’s Debut Author Award.

Norman Zelaya

Books featured:
I Love My Women, Sometimes They Love Me by Cathy Arellano
For the Hell of It by Estela de la Cruz
Orlando and Other Stories by Norman Antonio Zelaya.

Earlier Event: October 7
Brush, Word.
Later Event: October 14
Gears Turning w/ Kim Shuck