MoAD Open Mic

March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Mic at MoAD is going virtual! All interested readers, please sign up to perform below. For those interested in being part of the audience, no need to rsvp.

Sign up to perform below. Everyone is welcome.

OPEN MIC THIRD THURSDAYS continue. Because we were going to still be installing our new shows this month on the Third Thursday we decided to host Open Mic on the FOURTH THURSDAY this month! Even though we will be having the event online, we will still hold it on March 26, 2020 from 6-8pm. Here are the instructions for joining via ZOOM:

The Meeting ID is: 543 019 969
Password: 020976

Dial-in number for folks without smartphones who only want to listen, not video conference: 669 900 9128

You do not need an account to participate in a Zoom session. Simply click on the link and follow the easy directions. For the best experience, download the Zoom app to your phone, laptop or tablet. It’s quick and easy. However, you may participate from your browser without downloading the app, but with limited functionality. Depending on the age of your computer, you may need a speaker and microphone to hear and speak. On a smartphone, just put the meeting on speaker or use ear/headphones for enhanced audio. Here’s a 53-second YouTube video explaining how to join a meeting:

Hosted by poet Nia McAllister, join us for an evening of spoken word, featuring amazing poets from throughout the Bay Area. Participate or just watch. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you to all those who signed up to read at tonight’s Virtual Open Mic. All confirmed readers will have 4 minutes to share, followed by our feature Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Tonight’s Lineup:

Kimi Sugioka
Reggie Edmonds
Karla Brundage
Tavaras Blackmon
Linda Faith
Josiah Luis Alderete
Joyce Young
Whaticia Patterson
Stacy Nathaniel Jackson
Diamant Ballou
Yeva Johnson
Adrienne Oliver
Aqueila Lewis-Ross
Tureeda Mikell
Javier Reyes
Norm Mattox
Makeda Hooper Mayfield
Radhiya Ayobami
Jeremy Vasquez
Isabelle Khoo-Miller

Our featured artist this month:


Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet, movement worker, and educator. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book titled, “Someone’s Dead Already” was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book “Heaven Is All Goodbyes” was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won a California Book Award and an American Book Award.