Hey folks this is going to be a great show! Please note that we will be having an EARLY SHOW this night. Sign ups at 4:30 show at 5pm. This is a temporary change and we will be back to our normal time in a couple weeks.
We have two fantastic features this Sunday Victoria Morgan and Jenna Robinson! More about the poets and writers their tour here:
Jenna Robinson and Victoria Morgan started the Sadness Brigade to celebrate the human experience, highlighting the balance of joy and sadness. The Sadness Brigade is a rallying cry for your sad poems and your unabashed laughter alike. We invite you to join our crusade against silencing and hidden trauma. Let’s share our grief, turn up the music, dance in our sweatpants, and let’s get sad.
Jenna Robinson is a poet and musician from California and is currently an Expressive Arts Therapy graduate student at CIIS. Jenna is a two-time grand slam champ from Hawaii Slam, finishing 2nd in the nation with Hawaii Slam in 2015. She has competed on Hawaii Slam and Berkeley Slam. She runs multi-modal writing workshops with court involved youth and intergenerational family workshops.
Poem link: youtu.be/8m4foLWyD8w
Victoria Morgan is a poet, performer, and playwright. She was a 2017 Berkeley Poetry Slam team member and the 2017 Berkeley Grand Champion. She has also been featured on Button Poetry's YouTube channel for her poem, «How to Succeed in Heartbreak”, which has over 500k views to date. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Southern Oregon University and currently resides in Benicia, California where she teaches kids how to write good.
Poem link: youtu.be/wQILoDyiTdo
This is a Semi Finals Slam! Meaning that poets who have qualified by winning previous slams will be performing in hopes to go to the Grand Slam and join the Portland team.
The open mic will still be open to all who wish to participate and we are very excited to hear your work!
We will be at our beautiful NEW venue on Hawthorne, the Ranger Station!
The Ranger Station is a rustic, comfy, vegetarian friendly bar and venue on Hawthorne. Monday through Saturday you can often find live music and comedy shows on their stage, and Sundays you will find poems! For more info about location and the menu check out their website
Accessibility Notes: The Ranger Station, including the room we will be in is wheel chair accessible however the stage is now and happily we will make accommodations to make you most comfortable.
The downside to our new venue is that we are now a 21+ show. We are sorry to make this change. But we encourage those of you who are younger to follow our all-ages sibling slam, Slamlandia.
$5 suggested donation, no one ever turned away for lack of dollars.
Thank you for your support! We can’t wait to see you and hear your poems!