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.

Every Second Fridays (Oakland) @ Sole Space

1714 Telegraph Avenue, Uptown – Oakland
2015 Dates: SEPT 11 • OCT 9 • NOV 13 • DEC 11
2016 Dates: FEB 12 • APR 8

Every Final Fridays (SF) @ 826 Valencia

826 Valencia Street – San Francisco
2015 Dates: SEPT 25 • OCT 30 • NOV 20
2016 Dates: JAN 29 • FEB 26* • MAR 4* • MAR 11* • APR 29
*Preliminary Bout for the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks