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Looking for a warm, welcoming Open Mic where you can share about your culture and experience great poetry, music and other forms of art from other cultures? Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:00pm, you can find just that at Capicu Culture Presents: “The People’s Open Mic” Featuring Li Yun Alvarado & Live Paint by Jacqui Martinez at the EvilolivE Pizza Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Capicu May 8th Flyer

“Mi gente! Join us for the next “People’s Open Mic,” dedicated to our #WiseLatinas! We are honored to present Puerto Rican Poet, Profesora and, as of last week, DOCTORA LiYun Alvarado!
Our live painter is Honduran visual artist Jacqui Martinez of Art Culture NYC who finishes up her MFA this Spring!
Annnnd, we are proud to announce a special musical performance straight from the island by Nueva Trova (Puerto Rican Folk) musican Fernandito Ferrer!

Our popular monthly “People’s Open Mic” series has also become a rite of passage for anyone looking to step into the realm of of cultural expression in New York City as our stage and audience welcomes newcomers during every show. Each showcase attracts internationally acclaimed artists as well as up and coming talent. It is also supported by many of NYC’s local artistic community. Although inspired by themes and artists who emerged in the Nuyorican Poetry movement, all styles of performances from diverse cultures are showcased.”

Music by DJ Cocotaso!



Li Yun Alvarado is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, and educator. Her work has been published in several journals and anthologies including Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, MiPOesias, The Acentos Review, PALABRA, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art, and Modern Haiku. She has been selected to participate in the VONA Writers Workshop in San Francisco, the Acentos Fellowship in New York City, Astra Writing in Greece, and AROHO in New Mexico.

In 2012, Rigoberto González selected her manuscript as an honorable mention for The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. In 2009, she received an Academy of American Poetry University Prize.

Li Yun received her PhD in English at Fordham University where she also earned her master’s degree in English with a writing concentration. In 2013, she was awarded an AAUW American Fellowship to support her dissertation research. As a graduate student, Li Yun helped coordinate Fordham’s Poets Out Loud reading series and prize. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University where she double majored in Spanish and sociology.

She teaches at Long Beach City College and has had the pleasure of teaching literature, composition, and creative writing in English and in Spanish to middle school, high school, and college students in New Haven, Boston, New York City, Long Beach, and the Dominican Republic.

She is a native New Yorker living with her husband in Long Beach, California who takes frequent trips to Salinas, Puerto Rico to visit la familia.


Jacqui Martinez is a Lenca Honduran visual artist, painter, set designer, and educator from Pasadena/Los Angeles, California. Her work is inspired by ancestral roots, hip-hop culture, social/cultural ideologies and indescribable life experiences which have continuously challenged her purpose, yet art always prevails. Jacqui has worked with Perry-Mansfield performing arts camp where she designed sets for two plays (Pre-Professional Intensive and Young Artist Intensive) as a tribute to their centennial celebration. She has worked as a painter and designer for shows such as Scalpel, directed by Darcy Drollinger, Metal+ Machine+ Manifesto= Futurism, directed by Raelle Myrick Hodges, Iph, directed by Dylan Russell featuring L. Peter Callender and Oldest Profession, directed by Evren Odcikin (nominated for the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle for Best Ensemble and Best Specialty). Jacqui has also painted murals and facilitated art/ theater workshops in Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, Santa Cruz CA, Mexico City and Arusha, Tanzania. Her works have been featured in Insight FOKUS Magazine, Mujeres De Maiz Zine and Cartonera Zine. Jacqui received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California Santa Cruz in Theater Arts with an emphasis in scenic design and production. She was recently accepted to NYU Steindhardt’s Master’s program for Art Education and is currently pursuing an advanced degree. She desires her work to spark dialogue, inspire and motivate individuals in institutions as well as urban and social platforms to effect change in policy as it relates to justice.

Check out Capicu Culture Presents: “The People’s Open Mic” (with Features) EVERY SECOND FRIDAY of the month at the Evilolive Pizza Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Get a taste of CULTURE!

Capicu Culture Presents: “The People’s Open Mic,” Featuring Li Yun Alvarado & Live Paint by Jacqui Martinez
DATE: Friday, May 8, 2015
TIME: Doors Open at 7:00pm, Open Mic list closes at 8:00pm
COST: $10 Cover
(MUST BE 18 & Over)
198 Union Ave., (between B’way and Montrose),
Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
[email protected]
G Train to Broadway, J train to Hewes St.

(We are across from the 90th Precinct)

By train:

J, M to Lorimer Street (Lorimer/Bway exit, walk straight up B’way, right on Union ave)
From Uptown: take 2,3,4,5,A, or C train to Fulton St./ Broadway Nassau station, transfer to J or M train to Lorimer St.

L train to Lorimer Street- transfer to the G train and take 1 stop to Broadway (leaves you on corner)

G train to Broadway

From Jersey: Path to 14th Street and transfer to the Brooklyn bound L train. Transfer to the G train and take 1 stop to Broadway (leaves you on corner)

***For more information about Capicu Culture and “The People’s Open Mic,” visit their webpage or follow them on Facebook & Twitter:

Webpage: http://capicuculture.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapicuPoetry

Twitter: @capicuculture #CapicuCulture #LaSopaNYC

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