This next High Society invitational is going to be out of this world.
308 East Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101
High Society will be featuring:
Kahlil Brewington, Lisa Marie Brimmer, Max Corcoran, & Park Evans
Eva Song Margolis
Eva Song Margolis is a Korean American adoptee from Minneapolis. She is a writer, organizer, and advocate for racial and economic justice. Writing has been an essential tool for her to explore, heal and question. Eva is a recipient of The Loft’s 2013 In Roads Program and her work appears in Moonroutes, In Roads Out Roads Chapbook, and online.
Emmanuel Ortiz is a Chicano/Puerto Rican/Irish-American community organizer and poet. He believe art must be an integral part of the struggle for liberation and social change. He is a founding member of the Minnesota-based Latina/o writers/poets collective Palabristas: Latin@ Word Slingers, founded in 2002. He is the author of two chapbook of poems, The Word is a Machete: Post-Pocho/Puerto Rican Poems of the Personal and Political (self-published in 2003) and Brown unLike Me: Poems From The Second Layer of Our Skin (Calaca Press, 2008). He also co-edited Under What Bandera? Anti-War Ofrendas from Minnesota y Califas (Calaca Press, 2004).
Kayde Takeiteasy Robinson
Nicole M. Smith
Kevin Yang is a Hmong American writer and performer, born and raised in the Twin Cities, and a member of Speakers of the Sun, an Asian Pacific Islander American identified spoken word collective. Kevin uses his art to make sense of and share his experience as a Hmong soul born in the United States. He has represented Hamline University, his alma mater, twice at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitation, and Minnesota at the Brave New Voices spoken word festival in 2011. Kevin majored in political science and minored in urban studies at Hamline, and studied abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. One of his passions is helping young people develop and share their art. He currently serves as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Intermedia Arts, where he helps young people develop as artists.
Live art by Mickey Iluebbey