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After School Workshop | SF

San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

Turn Up! (The Volume): This Youth Speaks workshop series for Bay Area youth will launch at SFPL’s brand new teen center, The Mix. Participants will explore their own unique histories and creativity through dynamic, Hip Hop centered writing and performance. This is a safe space for young people to freely express themselves while figuring out how to be change makers in their communities.

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After School Workshop | Berkeley

Berkeley Public Library 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA

From The Heart: A safe space for you to tell the stories that sit heavy on your chest and rattle your heart like the inside of a stolen spray can. Beginner and advanced writers, poets and performers welcome.

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Under 21 Open Mic

SoleSpace 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

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!

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Under 21 Open Mic

826 Valencia 826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

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!

The 9th Annual Life Is Living Festival

Defremery Park 1651 Adeline St, Oakland, CA

LEGACY: A TRIBUTE TO THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY This year marks the 10th Annual Life Is Living Festival in Oakland. Over the past 10 years, we have transformed deFremery Park […]

FREE

Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Nourse Theatre 275 Hayes St, San Francisco

Youth Speaks celebrates the continuing life and legacy of Dr. King with a powerful and moving evening, where new voices emerge breathing life into the work and story of Dr. […]

Under 21 Open Mic

826 Valencia 826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

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 […]

Under 21 Open Mic

Chapter 510 2301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Featuring Xanibus Wanna spit? Inspire and be inspired by fellow poets across the Bay Area; sharing spoken word, music, dance, and more. Beginning this October! No censorship, all love!

Online Writing Workshops

Open to Teens! 13 – 19 year olds only Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30pm PST On the internet!In order to keep each other safe during the ongoing pandemic, Youth Speaks is […]

Free

Online Writing Workshops

Open to Teens! 13 – 19 year olds only Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30pm PST On the internet!In order to keep each other safe during the ongoing pandemic, Youth Speaks is […]

Free

Online Writing Workshop

Open to Teens! 13 – 19-year-olds only REGISTER Bring: Your mother’s native tongue. The languages that raised you. Your fears, dreams and passions. All of it. There are no wrong […]

Free

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Bay Educators & Organizers for Youth Voice

Life is Living

1st & 3rd Wednesdays September – March Online Join Bay Educators & Organizers for Youth Voice, a free online community and professional development opportunity led by Youth Speaks Director of Programs, Gabriel Cortez and Associate Director of Programs, […]

Free