We are back with The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open-Mic, on the Second Thursday of every month at Awaken Cafe!
Doors at 7pm // Show at 8pm
Sign up opens at 7:30pm // closes at 8:20pm (no exceptions).
$10 for audience // $5 for performers who sign up on list
Our feature for this show will be none other than Team Oakland’s 2017 grand slam champion Brennan DeFrisco!!!! Brennan DeFrisco is a poet, writer, spoken word artist & educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s the author of A Heart With No Scars (Nomadic Press) and co-author of Exquisite Duet (Hermeneutic Chaos Press). He’s been a National Poetry Slam finalist, a runner-up for the Drake University Emerging Writer Award and is currently the Grand Slam Champion of the Oakland Poetry Slam. He is a California Poets In The Schools teaching artist, as well as a performance coach for Poetry Out Loud. His work has been published in Words Dance, jmww journal, Gemini and other publications. Brennan enjoys words & the way they move. He loves movies, poker, Firefly, & Allie Marini more than you do. He is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Antioch University Los Angeles.
Your Host will be Dre aka Duke The Bossman
Phat beats played by the one and Only Pat Slapz
All ages welcomed. No outside food.