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First Friday Storyteller Series & Youth Poetry Open Mic
Friday, February 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe (map)
Join us for First Friday at our writing center at the heart of Oakland’s First Friday street festival. Bookmaking activities for all and music with DJ XCAIROCITOSX.
6 - 7 : High School Students (ages 13 - 19) are invited to participate in a writing workshop with poet Gabriel Cortez
6:30 - 7 : Fifth-grader Aida Ndiaye will read from her published book, Evil Burrito and the FBI
Applications open January 3rd - February 3rd, 2020:
Teens (ages 13-18) residing in Oakland need only submit three poems to join the community!
Facebook for updates: www.facebook.com/YouthPoetLaureate
update: event cancelled due to rain- postponed
First Friday Storyteller Series & Poetry Open Mic, Chapter 510
Come join the "We Write Here" awarded writers (November)
Friday, December 6, 2019- 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
THE TEACHING OF WRITING
Bay Area Writing Project - Note for Educators
What is the ISI? (At the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education)
The heart of the institute is the opportunity to experience and reflect on successful classroom practices in teaching writing and using writing to learn. In a highly collaborative setting we will share our teaching practices, examine current research in the field, hear from guest speakers and engage in personal and professional writing.
We invite you to apply for the Summer Institute. Come to…
BAY AREA WRITING PROJECT - UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
More info and sign up details here :
Oakland Public Library : Sign Up!
If you're between the ages of 12-18, visit your neighborhood branch of the Oakland Public Library or sign up online. You'll receive a free notebook and Oakland A's tickets for registering!
Explore Your Library and Community
Did you know that you could get into museums for free most days? Pick up a Bay Area Hot Spots flyer and explore. You can receive stamps (in the form of points) on your virtual passport for visiting museums, skate parks, attending library programs, volunteering for the library, writing reviews, and so much more!
The 2019 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate will be announced on June 7th!
Join in at the James Moore Theater at the Oakland Museum of California on June 7th, 2019 at 7PM to find out who our next Youth Poet Laureate is! Hear amazing performances from all of our finalists. You don't want to miss it!
With Friday Nights @ OMCA you can also take advantage food trucks, half-priced gallery admission, and other activities.
When: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Where: Oakland Museum of California, James Moore Theatre
More information about the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program: http://oaklandlibrary.org/youthpoets
Sat, Apr 13 at 1:00 pm @ Castro Theatre
The Radical Monarchs are an Oakland-based leadership development troop, specifically for girls of color, that doesn’t award badges for cookie sales but rather for social justice, activism, and “allyship.” Following the two moms, Anyavette Martinez and Marilyn Hollinquest, who founded the troop, and the girls through a season of badges, growing pains, and reactions to the current political climate, We Are the Radical Monarchs shows that with groups like these, the future is indeed female and ready to take action.
This is a free program. Registration required.
Recommended for ages 10 and up. Content advisory: Brief adult language.
Check this space and we'll keep you posted on local writing opportunities and events.