THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA! Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 2000.
It’s that time of year! This week, poets from around the world perform poetry with socks on their hands — it’s the SOCK PUPPET SLAM! Tonight, we’ll be joined by New York Times Bestselling author ADAM MANSBACH (Go the F*uck to Sleep, Rage is Back, Angry Black White Boy)!
Get yourselves out to the Berkeley Slam this upcoming Wednesday to catch some of the best underground art happening in your area. Maybe you can get on the mic, too and give some of these regular slammers a run for the money (and we mean that literally, because top 3 finishers in the slam win money).
Sign ups for the slam start at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Poets performing with sock puppets get preference on the sign up list, so do it up! There will be goodies for the best sock puppet!
Your host for the night will be Dre, with musical accompaniment by Three Blind Mice
Featuring: ADAM MANSBACH
Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, which has been translated into 40 languages and is forthcoming as a feature film from Fox 2000. His latest novel, Rage is Back, was an Amazon.com Best Book of January and is currently being adapted for the stage; his previous novels include the California Book Award-winning The End of the Jews and the cult classic Angry Black White Boy, taught at more than eighty schools. Mansbach is the recipient of a Reed Award, a Webby Award, and a Gold Pollie from the American Association of Political Consultants for his 2012 campaign video “Wake The Fuck Up,” starring Samuel L. Jackson. He was the 2009-11 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, and a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Fellow, and will be the 2014 Artist in Residence at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, The Believer, Salon.com, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He is currently adapting the children’s classic The Pushcart War for Park Pictures, and his debut thriller, The Dead Run, has just been published by HarperVoyager.
November 27 THE SOCK PUPPET SLAM featuring New York Times best selling author, Adam Mansbach! And poets. With socks. On their hands!
December 4 The spellbinding Marshall Davis Jones
December 11 Charlotte’s Carlos Robson and Write Bloody author Aaron Samuels
December 18th The Anarchy slam with the one and only Mighty Mike McGee
THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:30 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.
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