Open Mic at MoAD is now 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 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.
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Here are the instructions for joining via ZOOM:
REGISTER IN ADVANCE VIA ZOOM TO RECEIVE A LINK TO JOIN THE PROGRAM
Once you register, you will receive an email with the link to join the program.
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: Michael Warr
Michael Warr's books include Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmet Till to Trayvon Martin, (W.W. Norton), and from Tia Chucha Press The Armageddon of Funk and We Are All The Black Boy and more. He is the recipient of the 2020 Berkeley Lifetime Achievement Award and is a San Francisco Library Laureate. Other honors include a Creative Work Fund Award, PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award, Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His poems are translated into Chinese by poet Chun Yu in their “Two Languages / One Community” project. Michael is the former Deputy Director of the Museum of the African Diaspora and is a board member of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. He wrote for the BBC and Manchester Guardian as a foreign correspondent in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia covering the country’s revolution and wars. Follow his creative work at https://michaelwarr-creativework.tumblr.com/.