Under 21 Open Mics

The Under 21 Open Mics are designed as bi-weekly performance “open-houses” for emerging young writers and performers to flex their skills on the mic. Additionally, they establish safe spaces for poets to share work-in-progress and further cultivate their voice. Held in community locations throughout the East Bay and San Francisco, these events are hosted, produced, and promoted by members of Spokes, our Youth Advisory Board, and are always FREE!

Come to inspire and be inspired by young artists across the Bay Area performing spoken word, music, dance, and more. No censorship, all love!

List opens at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7pm
Goes ‘til 9pm

Live DJ and special guest artists.

*Preliminary Bout for the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

Second Fridays (Oakland) @ Sole Space

1714 Telegraph Avenue, Uptown – Oakland
2016 Dates: SEPT 9 • OCT 14 • NOV 11 • DEC 9
2016 Dates: FEB 10 • MAR 10* • APR 14

Final Fridays (SF) @ 826 Valencia

826 Valencia Street – San Francisco
2015 Dates: SEPT 30 • OCT 28 • NOV 18
2016 Dates: JAN 27 • FEB 24* • MAR 11* • MAR 31 • APR 28

Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks