The Oakland Poetry Slam & WIDE-Open-Mic

On Thursday August 8th The Oakland Poetry Slam & WIDE-Open-Mic returns to Downtown's best little venue - Awaken Cafe. We're thrilled to bring you, our everloving audience to the great new space with the extra tasty vittles and thirst quenching drinks (Sandwiches, Salads, Beer, Wine, Yay!).

As always we'll start the show with our patented WIDE-Open-Mic (singers, comics, MCs, storytellers, etc. encouraged to sign up). This portion of the evening is hosted by Dre and you never know who's gonna drop in and hit the mic. It's always a great time and, if you're just getting started or have something new to bring to the mic, is the perfect place for you. The water's warm... come on in. Plus, if you sign up to perform you get a special discount at the door.

The second half of the show is the Poetry Slam. There you'll see up to 8 poets compete with their own, original work to wow the judges and audience alike. We'll have two rounds of Slam with the top three finishers winning $50 in cash money.

NOTE - This is our ONLY event in August (we're switching to a monthly schedule for the summer.)

The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open-Mic
Thursday August 8th 2013, 8pm
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway (near 14th St)
Downtown Oakland
JUST $5 for MeetUp Members!

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  • Khadijah K.

    I have a class at that hour. I cannot attend this activity. I will miss the opp you have offered me. Another time? TU

    August 6, 2013

  • Diane L

    Is the poetry slam appropriate for youngsters, say 12 yo?

    July 30, 2013

    • Dahled

      This is gonna sound like a cop out but it really depends on the specific 12 year old. We are all ages but the poets (and comics) often tackle mature subject matter. We've had plenty of kids come to shows before (and even perform); my takeaway is generally speaking they know a lot more than we give them credit for. I think it mostly comes down to your willingness to talk about some of the topics broached during the show after it's over.

      July 30, 2013

    • Diane L

      Ok. Thanks for the insight!

      July 30, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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