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Olivia Gatwood

  • The Hosting 207 North State Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 United States (map)


Olivia Gatwood is a poet, fiction writer, and sex & relationships columnist at and HelloFlo. Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she is a Brave New Voices, Women of the World, and National Poetry Slam finalist, winner of the 2015 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam and has been featured on HBO and TV One's Verses & Flow. Author of the chapbook Drunk Sugar and a recent graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Olivia has taught workshops on feminism, poetry and sexual health at foster homes, women's shelters, public schools and community centers nationwide.

Gatwood is the author of "My New American Best Friend"

About "My New American Best Friend"

"Gatwood is at her best here: blending sharp storytelling with attention to craft, making sure each finish line leaves a reader breathless. These are poems that dig into you, build a home, and stay a while." - Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, author of The Crown Ain't Worth Much

"In New American Best Friend, Olivia Gatwood slices with a sharp, keen humor into the beguiling and calamitous experience of American adolescence and young adulthood." -Carrie Fountain, author of Burn Lake

Cover for the reading is $10, Doors at 7, reading at 7:30

Earlier Event: March 10
Adam Shrewsbury's "The Sign"
Later Event: April 1
Generous Market