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California Poets in the Schools' Open Mic

Presented by California Poets in the Schools at Online/Virtual Space

Jun 27
California Poets in the Schools' Open Mic

On the 27th, our featured readers will launch the event with a 15 minute reading (each) and then we’ll then transition into an open mic.

Registering for the open mic is required!  Signing up to read is first come, first served. You can add yourself to the reader's queue upon registration here:

Please join California Poets in the Schools for a community open mic at 7pm, Sunday, June 27th.  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 27th, 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+


Susan Terence has won several awards for her writing, including a DeWar’s Young Writer’s Recognition Award for the State of California, the Audre Lord award for Fiction, Highsmith award for playwriting, San Francisco District 11 awards, and Ann Fields and Browning awards for dramatic narrative poetry. Her poetry has been published in Southern Poetry Review, Nebraska Review, Negative Capability, Lake Effect, Americas Review, St. Petersburg Review, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Halftones to Jubilee, and several other magazines and anthologies. She has completed a novel dealing with the dissolution of a traditional Latino community that creates new family structures and alliances while struggling with the larger issues of deportation, gentrification, and homophobia.

She’s been named Creative Writing Teacher of the year by the SF Unified School District. Her students have won innumerable literary arts prizes from both the San Francisco Unified School District and the River of Words International Environmental Poetry contest. Her high school students’ poetry visual arts projects have been displayed at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. She has also been a Poet in Residence at the De Young and Legion of Honor Museums in San Francisco, and led poetry, performance, and art workshops at the

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This is a free event.  Please register online here:

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  • Jun 27, 2021 at 07:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration .


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