THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 2000.
Marshall Davis Jones (www.marshalldavisjones.com) is on deck this week at the Berkeley Poetry Slam. He’s a prominent and accomplished poet who you could see on this season of TV One’s Verses and Flow and has been featured by TEDx and BBC World services. We’re excited to have him here and we’re sure that he is set to deliver a riveting feature.
Sign ups for the slam start at 7:30. The season is in full swing so earn you way to compete for a spot to represent Berkeley at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland in 2014.
Your host for the night will be Toaster, with musical accompaniment by Three Blind Mice.
Marshall Davis Jones is a world-bridger. His unique gift to make us think, feel and realize runs deep into the human experience. As a professional spoken word artist and dramatic performer, he has been featured in two TEDx Conferences, at the Musical Instrument Museum, the Omega Institute and BBC World Service. His clients have included, numerous colleges & universities (Pace, NYU, Utah State etc), The Leon Sullivan Foundation, the I.Am Angel Foundation and the Jordin Sparks Experience. He has shared the podium with the likes of Marc Lamont Hill, Ambassador Andrew Young, Henry Louis Gates, and Simon Sinek. Marshall regularly conducts workshops with youth and adults.
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.
Slam Rules and Info: https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/about/
Berkeley Slam History: https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/history-2/