DreamOut People’s Project is a customized workshop that blends oral history, creative writing and visual art for the purpose of community building. Our mission is to nurture dynamic connections between community members that inspire, educate and empower. The aim of this workshop is to establish the foundation for resilience, growth and social change within our […]
Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT was born in Long Beach and is a 3rd-generation Southern California native. Poet, professor, journalist, historian and tour-guide, his latest book Letters to My City was just published by Writ Large Press. His poetry’s been featured on Public Radio Stations KCRW, KPCC & KPFK & TV programs like Spectrum […]
I create Hip Hop music that is consciousness raising. My goal is to be effective in the community of Long Beach with the Artwalk for LB, always ready to help others display their art and also ready to display mine as an Art collective. I would love to eventually put together show events in the […]
Filmmaker, Painter, Writer and Educator My name is Yeltsin Penado, I am from Los Angeles, California. I am currently living and working in the city of Long Beach, California. I Received my BFA in Painting and Community Arts Engagement from Otis College of Art and Design in 2018. I mainly work in Video and Film, […]
Myriam Gurba lives in California and loves it. She teaches high school, writes, and makes “art.” NBC described her short story collection Painting Their Portraits in Winter as “edgy, thought-provoking, and funny.” She has written for Time, KCET, and the Rumpus. Wildflowers, compliments, and cash make her happy.
Julayne Lee is an adopted Asian American poet, artivist, producer, occasional blogger and Futbolista. Writing is a source of inspiration, community, liberation and survival for her. She has been published in Homeland Insecurities, a fundraiser for the APIA Spoken Word and Poetry Summit and the O.K.A.Y. (Overseas Korean Artists e-Yearbook), #5, the 2017 City of […]
Katherine Elizabeth Jackson, known as “Katie” or “Oya”, is a Writer and Poet, a Visual Artist, Photographer, Reiki Therapist and Meditation Guide. She is also the Founder and Facilitator of community organization, RAW & Righteous.
Influentza Independent Press was created in 2012 by Daniel Garcia and Vanessa Rosales, as a way to publish our zines. Our micro publications include personal stories, activism, poetry, and photography from ourselves as well as other people of color. We believe in the power of self publishing to empower people of all backgrounds, and we […]