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Sun, Jun 18


Margaret Garcia Art Studio

Margaret Elysia Garcia's Book Release for the daughterland

Come celebrate the launch of Margaret Elysia Garcia's the daughterland poems collection on El Martillo Press at the studio of Margaret Garcia (famed Chicana painter). Short reading and book signing from the new work along with a reading by Linda Ravenswood and songs by Matthew Jackson Cooper.

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Margaret Elysia Garcia's Book Release for the daughterland
Margaret Elysia Garcia's Book Release for the daughterland

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

Margaret Garcia Art Studio, 4022 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA

About the event


Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of Graft, a  collection of short stories published by Tolsun Books (2022), the poetry collection the daughterland published by El Martillo Press (2023), and the poetry memoir chapbook Burn Scars. Together with Dani Burlison, she’s the co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Red Flag Warning: Northern Californians Living with Fire to be published by HeyDay Books in 2024. Margaret's work has been featured in the Akashic Noir Series Santa Cruz Noir, PM Press' All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body, and  Catamaran Literary Reader, among other places. She’s currently editing a second collection of stories, and working on a novel among other projects large and small.

Winner of both an Oxford Prize in Poetry and the Edwin Markham Prize in Poetry, Linda Ravenswood is a poet and performance artist living in Los Angeles. Working closely with arts organizations, including the Poetry Society of New York and Red Light Lit, Ravenswood fuses visual and performance art in poetry reading and burlesque venues as well as deconstructed live literature events. Her collection Cantadora: Letters from California was published in January 2023. Other publications include The Stan Poems (Pedestrian Press, 2022), the forthcoming a poem is a house (FlowerSong Press, 2023), and If we never meet again: A Pandemic diary (X Artists’ Books, 2023).

Gallery Owner

Born in East Los Angeles, 1951.  "I define Chicano art by creating it," Garcia states. “My work is personal and also embraces the cultural common ground of my community and the history of Los Angeles.”  The Los Angeles native began her career as a muralist, involved in the murals that swept through the 1984 Olympics.  Identified as one of 24 artists who have had an impact on LA Art, Garcia’s work consists of oil paintings saturated with a wildly expressive palette. Flat compositional space is firmly rooted is the tradition of Mexican folk art. Her paintings are in the collections of LACMA, the Laguna Art Museum and the personal collection of Cheech Marin.

El Martillo Press

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Margaret Elysia Garcia

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