The World Stage Press, The Community Literature Initiative (CLI), and The Leimert Park Literary Festival invite you to the Book Launch of
“THE ORISHA TALKS: Tales of Lust, Love & Herstorical Memory“, a book of poetry and prose by poet and writer, Tricia Alkmia Cochée.
Please join us for a festive evening of poetry & spoken word, music, dance, Brazilian & Cuban treats as we celebrate the Orisha New Year and the launch of the “The Orisha Talks!”
Tricia Alkmia Cochée is a fourth generation Californian with ancestral roots that stretch to South Africa, the Caribbean and India. A poet, independent journalist and writer, cultural arts producer and promoter, her focus has been on wholistic health and wellness education, the arts, and travel. A co-founder of the SWAAM poetry lounge, her poetry and prose has been featured in many venues and publications including Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center and the City of Los Angeles African American Heritage Month Calendar.
Ms. Cochée’s invitation to the reader:
“My poems and storytelling is informed by my study of history, my individual and ancestral history as well as the legacy and culture of African people. As activist and educator Angela Y. Davis said, “we embody history”. We bump up against it, sometimes in small and personal ways, like the choice of words we speak in our everyday lives, other times in large and profound ways, such as remembering where you were when a beloved public leader died.
My intention with “The Orisha Talks” is to mix the profane and signifying with the sacred and sanctifying into a delicious, spicy masala or gumbo. My aspiration of “The Orisha Talks” is to inspire humor, shaking of heads and stomping of feet in recognition, while fostering elevation, and healing. Sit down with a glass of your favorite libation and feast on my musings as the Orisha’s guide you through herstory. Bon appetit!”