Sun, Apr 23|
National Poetry Month Open Mic
Cie Gumucio and Bob Gómez will spotlight this event, to be followed by an Open Mic. ~SCROLL DOWN, OR CLICK ORANGE BUTTON TO REGISTER~
Time & Location
Apr 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
About the Event
Registering for the open mic is not required in advance! You can indicate your interest upon registration, but you can also sign up in the moment.
Please join California Poets in the Schools for a community open mic at 7pm, Sunday, April 23rd, in celebration of National Poetry Month.
The event is part of a quarterly series of open mic events meant to foster community amongst our network, and to highlight our fantastic poets. Each event will spotlight one or two poets from the CalPoets' network as featured readers, and an emcee (also from the network). On the 23rd, our featured readers will launch the event with a 15 minute reading (each) and then we'll then transition into an open mic.
- teens 14+ & adults welcome
- register online & join link will be sent before the event
- event will occur on Zoom
- event will not be livestreamed
- there will be time for 20 open mic readers, give or take
- each reader will have 3(ish) minutes to read or perform
- reader slots are first come, first served... If you are interested in reading, please note in the registration form.
- thanks for bringing poems that are fit for all ages 14+
Bob Gomez: Watsonville’s first Poet Laureate is in the process of developing a Youth Poet Laureate program for Watsonville. Bob has provided a diverse range of writing workshops from Haiku to stories told in songs called Corridos. People in his community expect to see him with his guitar to present poetry or song or both at the drop of a hat, and he does!
Cie Gumucio: Cie Gumucio has designed art installations incorporating poetry, video, and dance. She curated the TEDx event, Rediscovery of the Senses in Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a Poetry teacher, she won awards for writing in the film and television industry.
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