OPEN MIC THURSDAYS continue. Join us on ZOOM for our virtual Open Mic. Hosted by poet Nia McAllister, join us for an evening of spoken word, featuring amazing poets and musicians from throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Participate or just watch. Everyone is welcome.
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Our Featured Poet: Lynne Thompson
In February 2021, Lynne Thompson was appointed Poet Laureate for the City of Los Angeles. She is the author of Start With a Small Guitar and Beg No Pardon, winner of the Perugia Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award, and Fretwork, winner of the Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize in 2018. A Pushcart Prize nominee and widely published, Thompson’s work can be found in Pleiades, Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review and 2020 Best American Poetry.
Thompson sits on the Boards of Cave Canem and the Los Angeles Review of Books and chairs the Board of Trustees at her alma mater, Scripps College.
Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.