2gether: A Unique Valentine’s Day Love Letter & Poetry Experience with LAdB’s Julio Montalvo Valentin

2gether:  A Unique Valentine's Day Love Letter & Poetry Experience with LAdB's Julio Montalvo Valentin

*Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel this event but tune into facebook.com/LosArtistasDelBarrioBuffaloNY and / or instagram.com/ladbbuffalo/ and keep an eye out for upcoming events with Los Artistas del Barrio*

Los Artistas del Barrio present “2gether:  A Unique Valentine’s Day Love Letter & Poetry Experience with LAdB’s Julio Montalvo Valentin”


Hybrid Event: Limited tickets available for in-person event in The 9th Ward; Unlimited Zoom event tickets


Please Note: This event will be presented in accordance with applicable public health requirements and considerations as of the date of the event; which could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites, procedures, and other protective measures per government and venue policies. Currently we require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (two weeks past the second shot) OR proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 48 hours) with matching ID and, in accordance with New York State mandates, all patrons must remain masked unless actively drinking.

Thinking about something more personal and romantic to gift that someone special in your life? Then join our Teaching Artist and Resident Poet, Julio Montalvo Valentin as he guides you in “Poesia en la Carta” and leave with a little more amor than what you came in with.

Julio, along with with the tech assistance of Michele Agosto, LAdB co-founder, on Zoom, will open the evening with a writing prompt and inspire you to write your sweet nothings into a short poem. Each participant will have the opportunity to share what they wrote and submit their poem to be published onto a folded broadside card, mailed directly to you or your loved one by Valentine’s Day. WE PROMISE!

You can join us for complimentary desserts and a bottle of wine… the poetry will be waiting for you at The 9th Ward (limited to 14 couples with proof of Covid-19 vaccinations) or join us from the comfort of your home as we will offer a remote option through Zoom.

Join LAdB and start the month of love with words from the heart…y si todo va bien, abrazos y besitos!


About Julio Montalvo Valentin:

Julio Montalvo Valentin (They/His/Julio) is the author of three chapbooks, the latest titled Those Who Pray to Rice (NightBallet Books, 2019). Julio is a member of the Latino/a/x arts collective called Los Artistas del Barrio Buffalo (LAdB), a Teaching Artist at the Just Buffalo Literary Center, and holds an M.A. in English Literature from SUNY Buffalo State. They have recently completed a Poetry Mural project as the Poetry Teaching Artist for the “Woke Words” BPS program at P.S. 18. Julio is also a board member for the  Spark Filmmakers Collective and a planning committee member of Lit Youngstown 2022 Literary Festival. Aside from joining the inaugural Teaching Artist Mentorship Program with the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, you can always find Julio ready for the next writing opportunity- he loves to share his love of words with everyone he comes across.

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Date(s) - 02/04/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm