Open Mic – (Not) Washed Up in North Beach

Event organized by Noémie Sornet

(Not) Washed Up in North BeachThere’s been a major resurgence of interest in the Beats—particularly among young people. More and more new poets, writers and artists are discovering—or rediscovering—the Beat Generation, finding their ideas profoundly relevant in today’s uncertain and rapidly changing world.

On Friday, July 18, 7pm, we’re hosting an open mic night at The Beat Museum in North Beach, San Francisco. While everyone, of course, is welcome, we’re especially encouraging participation from young poets and spoken word performers from other parts of town and elsewhere in the greater Bay Area. Come hang out with us for an evening and bring your freshest and wildest work to be tested and heard by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters.

While we can’t promise this will be just like when Allen Ginsberg read “Howl” for the first time, or when Ted Joans laid down his surreal jazz poems in New York City, we want to know what YOU have to say.

Let’s show the world the power of the spoken word is alive again and ready to take on the most daunting of challenges, to change the world again and again!

The show begins at 7:00. Sign up between 6:30 and showtime if you wish to read.

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