Featured SwEP Author: Gigi Bella

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC would like to reintroduce to you to Gigi Bella.

Gigi Bella’s collection, 22, was published from Swimming with Elephants Publications in January 2017 in preparation for her move to New York City.

Listen to Gigi perform a poem from her collection here:

Pick up Gigi Bella’s collection, 22, from Bookworks ABQ

or order from Amazon or Barnes and Noble today!

Already own a copy? Please write a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads, or submit a review to swimwithelephants@gmail.com for publications on this site.

Gigi Bella

GiGi Guajardo//{gigi bella} is an award-winning poet, musical theatre actress, and educator of the arts. She recently earned the title of Albuquerque’s Woman of the World 2017 representative. She was named a group piece champion at the 2016 National Poetry Slam and a National Semi-Finalist at the 2013 National Poetry Slam as a member of the Albuquerque Slam Team. She is a student at the University of New Mexico pursuing a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a Theatre minor. She loves marshmallows, sparkling purple lipstick, and Wes Anderson movies. She continues to be a hopeless romantic.

 

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Front Page News

Swimming with Elephants Publications author Gigi Bella is featured in this week’s (January 11-17) Weekly Alibi.

She has not only taken the cover, but has a lovely article on page 12.

Gigi will be in town for a few weeks preparing for shows and her upcoming tour. Her publication, 22, was released by SwEP in early 2016 and is currently available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but you can get a copy in person at one of her upcoming events.

If you are in the ABQ area, catch her at Uptown Girl: A NYC Dream Cabaret on January 16th and Lobo Slam on the 17th of January.

And keep your eyes open for upcoming tour dates.

Uptown Girl: An NYC Dream Cabaret

Join us for an evening of spoken word poetry, musical theater, and general weird theater kid stuff. Featuring a performance by GiGi Bella and a special appearance by The Fridges. This is also a fundraiser for the Get In The Fridge Productions Spring Musical Godspell, as well as GiGi Bella’s upcoming tour. The artists greatly appreciate every single contribution!

Pay what you can ($8 suggested donation).

Note: This show contains content that may not be suitable for children.

About the artists:
GiGi Bella is the tenth ranked female poet in the world (WOWPS 2017). She is the current Project X Bronx Poetry Champion, the 2017 Vox Pop Indie Champion, a 2017 Fem Slam Finalist and a literal mermaid. She is also a 2016 National Poetry Slam Group Piece Champion and 2013 Semi-Finalist as part of The Albuquerque Poetry Slam Team. Her book, 22, is available through Swimming With Elephants Publications. She will commence her first US Tour in the Spring of 2018. She also has a rad musical theater background as a performer and teacher.

Get In The Fridge Productions is a new and upcoming theater company run by teens for teens (kinda like Kids Bop but way better, I promise). We specialize in making teenagers feel like they’re welcome as well as geeking out about our favorite musical obsessions. Please support our production of Godspell in April!

Congratulations Gigi Bella!

Swimming with Elephants Publishing would like to extend a warm congratulations to Gigi Bella for placing 10th in the world at the Women of the World Poetry Slam 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

Gigi Bella has recently joined the SwEP parade with her debut publication of poems entitled “22.” Many of the poems in this collection are in her performance repertoire and were performed in Dallas this last week.

Gigi Bella will be performing along side her tour mates, Eva Marisol Crespin and Mercedez Holtry, at the Draft Station in Albuquerque, NM on March 25, 2017. Come out to congratulate her and have her sign a copy of her book.

Order her book today from Amazon,

Or Barnes and Noble.

If you already own the publication, leave a review on the sites or goodreads.com.

New Release from Swimming with Elephants Publications

book-cover22
Poetry by Gigi Bella
Available at Amazon for 12.95

This is Gigi Bella’s first full length collection of poetry. Encompassing many of her most popular performance pieces and a few new additions, this collection is a perfect representation of her current accomplishments as a young writer.

Pick up a copy today to help her get to WOWPS 2017, and don’t forget to leave a review on Goodreads and Amazon.com.

GiGi Guajardo//{gigi bella} is an award-winning poet, musical theatre actress, and educator of the arts. She recently earned the title of Albuquerque’s Woman of the World 2017 representative. She was named a group piece champion at the 2016 National Poetry Slam and a National Semi-Finalist at the 2013 National Poetry Slam as a member of the Albuquerque Slam Team. She is a student at the University of New Mexico pursuing a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a Theatre minor. She loves marshmallows, sparkling purple lipstick, and Wes Anderson movies. She continues to be a hopeless roma