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The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:00 pm | Cost: $8*
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The Shelton Theatre | 533 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA

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The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

Please Note: The Lit Slam is currently on hiatus. We’ll update this page with new events when it returns. 

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets.

Every third Monday, it’s a poetry competition with a twist. Editors are chosen at random from the audience before each show, and those editors decide which poets and poems will appear in Tandem, the annual publication created over the course of the season.

On Monday, July 21, they’re featuring celebrated local poet Barbara Jane Reyes. 

Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Diwata (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010), winner of the Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry and a finalist for the California Book Award. She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. She is also the author of the chapbooks Easter Sunday (Ypolita Press, 2008) Cherry (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008), and For the City that Nearly Broke Me (Aztlan Libre Press, 2012).

An Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, she received her B.A. in Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley and her M.F.A. at San Francisco State University. She is an adjunct professor at University of San Francisco’s Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program, where she teaches Filipino/a Literature in Diaspora, and Filipina Lives and Voices in Literature. She has also taught Filipino American Literature at San Francisco State University, and graduate poetry workshop at Mills College, and currently serves on the board of Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA). She lives with her husband, poet Oscar Bermeo, in Oakland, where she is co-editor of Doveglion Press.

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Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door. Otherwise it's $10.
Categories: Literature, San Francisco
Address: 533 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA