MoAD Open Mic
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.
OPEN MIC THURSDAYS continue. Because we remain closed due to the global pandemic COVID-19, we will host our Open Mic online via ZOOM. Because we had such an awesome first virtual open mic, we will bring them to you TWICE per month instead of once. Look for MoAD Open Mic this month on the FIRST & THIRD THURSDAYS during the closure. Because we love MoAD and MoAD loves you!
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Here are the instructions for joining via ZOOM:
The dial-in number for folks without smartphones who only want to listen, not video conference: 669 900 9128
Click on the link and follow the easy directions to join. 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: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-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.
Our featured artist this month:
jessica CARE more
jessica Care moore is the founder and CEO of Moore Black Press, executive producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist, and producer, she is the 2019 and 2017 Knight Arts Award Winner, 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow, NAACP Great Expectations Awardee, and an Alain Locke Award recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Moore is the author of The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses the Ghetto, Sunlight Through Bullet Holes, and the critically acclaimed Techno Choreopoem, Salt City. Her work has been published in numerous literary collections and she has performed on stages all over the world, including The Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the London Institute for Contemporary Arts. jessica lives and writes in a historic Detroit neighborhood with her son King Thomas.