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OLIVIA GATWOOD with Joaquina Mertz

  • The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

First Avenue Presents

OLIVIA GATWOOD with Joaquina Mertz

Saturday, September 1st, 2018 / Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

All Ages

$15 Advance / $17 Door

This is a seated show. Tickets are available through First Avenue online (click the "Buy Tickets" button below), at Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood.
— Goodreads

Olivia Gatwood

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 both 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.


Joaquina Mertz

I'm Joaquina Mertz, I sing and like to write songs (especially lyrics) about life.

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