The Oakland Poetry Slam & WIDE-Open-Mic "BoB" (Battle of the Bay)


Each year, in preparation for The National Poetry Slam, the local teams from across the Bay Area scrimmage against each other in "bouts" that closely mimic what they'll be facing at the big dance. Well, this year WE'RE HOSTING THE DANCE so we better have the prettiest dress... er, be ready, yeah, that's it. Come see the home team battle squads from SF's The New Sh!t Show, The Legendary Collective (SC), The San Jose Poetry Slam and !X Slam (Sacramento's Ethnic Theater Workshop - the newest of the new).

This time around the BoB is in place of the regular slam and we'll be opening 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 stage, 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.

NOTE - This is our ONLY event this month 

The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open-Mic Battle of the Bay!

Thursday, July 10th, 8pm - 10pm

Awaken Cafe 

1429 Broadway (at 15th St) 

Downtown Oakland 

JUST $7 (for Meet-Up folks)


PLEASE INVITE YOUR FOLKS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN POETRY AND/OR SLAM AND/OR NATIONALS. THIS EVENT WILL CLOSELY MIMIC NPS IN MANY WAYS AND GIVE THEM A TASTE OF WHAT PRELIMINARY BOUTS ARE LIKE. Here's the event page on FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/714903525241764/

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