Evergreen High School
Indigenous bilingual, poet, Playwright and creative non-fiction writer Maiah A. Merino, shares stories of her mixed culture family, and the pulse of what’s alive in her life currently. She has extensive experience offering youth writing and performing opportunities through her work as a Youth & Family Therapist: to hear and share their voices within their communities. Maiah has performed regularly with the Latinx Writer’s Group, Los Nortenos, since 2003. She enjoys collaborative art making across mediums. She recently had three galleried poems featured in an all Latinx Visual Arts show held in Shoreline City Hall from Oct 2017-April 2018. In 2018, Her essay “Bridges and Walls”, appeared in Raven Chronicles Journal, Home. She was also selected 2016/17 and 2017/18 as a Poetry on Buses poet and as a poet on the Seattle Poetic Grid project, hosted by former Seattle Poet Laureate: Claudia Castro. Maiah is a mom to a five-year old son who together, enjoy watching the natural world inform their everyday living.