Our June and July Shows!

You knew Marty McConnell was going to floor you, right? And you were floored. WE were floored. We were so floored that we darn near forgot to let you know about our July show a full month later! (Well, we did put it on Facebook, Twitter, FunCheap, and The Lit Slam’s Website, because we are […]

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Partial List of Active Bay-Area Poetry Shows

Updated August 30, 2013 We’ve made a partial list here for Bay Area poetry. Many local open mics and poetry slams now use Facebook as their primary Web presence. Facebook has a lot of advantages, but there are two drawbacks. First, not everyone is on Facebook (!) and second, Facebook pages don’t normally show up […]

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Book Signing and Poetry Reading at Alley Cat Books!

Missed the Lit Slam debut of Tandem? Come see it stepping out and about in public! In daylight, no less! We’re thrilled to announce the bookstore debut of Tandem at Alley Cat Books in the Mission (where else?) on Sunday, January 27th, from 4-6PM. Local poets whose work appears in Tandem will be on hand […]

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Celebrate the Release of Tandem!

 For the past year, the indefatigable Tatyana Brown has been on a Mission: To create a poetry anthology combining the voices of the best touring poets in the country with the best homegrown San Francisco Bay talent. The result is Tandem, the newest Bay Area poetry journal and the take-home version of San Francisco’s Lit […]

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Danez Smith Features at the Lit Slam!

To heck with your weekend plans, what are you doing this Monday night? It’s the third Monday, which means it’s time for San Francisco’s newest poetry startup, the Lit Slam. This week, our feature will be Twin-Cities powerhouse Danez Smith.   Danez Smith is a poet, performer, and playwright from St. Paul, MN. Danez, A […]

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Carrie’s last NorthBEAST show until summer! No Foolin’!

It’s National Poetry Month! Carrie Rudzinski will kick things off by performing at The Dirty Gerund poetry show in Worcester, MA on Monday, April 2nd. This show will be her last New England feature until this summer! She’ll be taking a few months of well-deserved rest after touring the whole freaking world for the past […]

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This American Life and The Stories We Tell

Me, I’m a born storyteller. Honesty was never really my sport. -Artie Moffa, “The Ex and her Arrows” It’s tacky to quote myself, but that’s the line I keep coming back to when I listen to the This American Life/ Foxconn/ Apple Factory/ retraction. What, exactly, is a storyteller’s relationship to the truth? How many […]

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Carrie Rudzinski Performs at the Lizard Lounge

Admit it, Boston: you were a little jealous of India, Australia, and New Zealand getting so much of Carrie’s attention in 2011. Fear not! Touring poet and Cantab luminary Carrie Rudzinski is back home! She heads across town tonight to feature at the Lizard Lounge. This is your chance to hear Carrie’s award-winning, heart-breaking poems […]

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November Dates for Carrie in Australia

Carrie Rudzinski is on tour in Australia, with two shows confirmed and more to come. Feature at Dan Poet’s Saturday, November 5 at 2PM Dan O’Connell Hotel 225 Canning St. Cnr Princes St. Carlton Victoria, Australia Liner Notes #9: A Special Encore of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (a literary caberet) Tickets: $20 at the door Sunday, […]

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