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WOA Open Mic with Featured Word Artists Ivy Almond and Mash
Come and join other artists, bring your own poetry and stories, read or just listen, in WOA's monthly open mic. This is the best venue in Sacramento to break in to the open mic roundup. Open mic pieces are limited to 5-7 minutes. Come early and sign in. There will be refreshments to help get over the Saturday morning wake up hump. This months OPTIONAL theme is JOURNEY. MEET the Featured Readers for this month. Ivy Almond Nadya Terman, also known as Ivy Almond. In sixth grade, Nadya, who was then Nadine Halkyn, wrote Monsters In Space, a book several chapters long about Goofygalamingus, Ziglazalanoo, and other space creatures who lived in the years A.E.E., after earth exploded. Much to her surprise, Nadya earned a finalist position in the Illinois State Young Authors’ Contest. When she wrote Return Of Monsters In Space in seventh grade and received no recognition, she decided that her writing days were over. Taking a few creative writing classes in college, Nadya completed a B.A. in Economics instead because Econ required less effort than writing and she was lazy. A few years later, she moved to Seattle and soon got into the poetry scene. Later life brought Nadya to the California Central and Northern Coast. She always wanted a beach dog named Rooster so she adopted a Rat Terrier. Rooster had plenty of great times and many adventures but also seemed to endure challenge after challenge. A persistent, malignant tumor became Rooster’s greatest hurdle. This inspired Nadya to write My Dog, The King, a children’s picture book about a dog who loses a leg to cancer. The dog thrives and has many more three legged adventures in planned sequels. Nadya also writes Creative Non-Fiction poetry and short stories for adults under the pen name of Ivy Almond. Ivy has read flash fiction works at Shine Café’s True Story open mic, Sacramento’s Naked Narratives, Speak Out Sacramento, and public access Sacramento radio. Ivy also reads regularly at Writer’s On the Air and her readings are achieved on the dot com of that. Her story The Visit is published in the[masked] anthology titled “From A Writer’s Finger To A Butterfly’s Wing”. Mash ( Moon Magic) My name is Mash and my stage name is Moon Magic. Bio: Projecting live from the metro-dome of moon magic and listening to the Earth's tune on a journey of self-love. Spreading love, light, and healing through spoken word & hip hop. Mash is also a teacher and a political activist, Artist @Miss_Moon_Magic

Sacramento Poetry Center

1719 25th Street · Sacramento, CA


What we're about

We are writing, reading, producing our own original material for an hour long program called Writers on the Air, a local Low Power FM station in Downtown Sacramento, KUBU 96.5, as well as for internet radio This radio program airs every Monday, 7-8am. KUBU is community and free speech radio programming.

We also sponsor a monthly open mic reading as well as other writing events.

Poetry, radio plays, interviews, essays, spoken word, and song, all created by local word artists is the focus of this meetup.

We also contribute to a website, where previous radio and open mic readings are assembled. If you're interested in reading your original work and/or meeting other writers then join us.

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