Open Mic Night
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 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 SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAYS. Because we love MoAD and MoAD loves you!
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Here are the instructions for joining via ZOOM:
Please note this meeting requires registration for all
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: Raymond Nat Turner
‘The Town Crier,’ Raymond Nat Turner, is a NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium in Auburn, NY where he is considered a “special son.” Turner is the artistic director of the Stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble, UpSurge! and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana, West Africa. Currently, he is Poet-in-Residence at Black Agenda Report WBAI’s Morning Show; and Ralph Poynter’s What’s Happening, Blog Talk Radio. He is also a frequent contributor to Dissident Voice, Struggle, and other online and print publications. Turner has opened for such people as James Baldwin, People’s Advocate Cynthia McKinney, progressive sportswriter Dave Zirin, and CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee following her lone vote against attacking Afghanistan. He describes himself as follows: I’m a Cultural Worker and not fond of the idea of having a ‘brand.’ Though one 92 year-old NYC colleague calls me the “Town Crier.” I think in terms of creating content in service of struggle for social change; telling the truth as I understand it…sometimes it resonates.
Generous support for this program is provided by Art Bridges