Saturday, March 10, 2018,
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women of the World, and the National Poetry Slam, Gatwood is an active member of the slam poetry community and has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, Button Poetry, and Huffington Post. She has performed and taught workshops on gender equality, sexuality, and social justice at more than 70 colleges and 30 high schools nationwide. Her bestselling collection, New American Best Friend, reflects her experiences growing up in both New Mexico and Trinidad, navigating girlhood, puberty, relationships, and period underwear. Cosponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Feminist Alliance Club.

Contact: Megan Fossa,, 207-859-4165

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