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Balcony Open Mic

  • Nomadic Press 111 Fairmount Avenue Oakland, CA, 94611 United States (map)

Join us for the Balcony Open Mic every fourth Friday of the month in the heights of the "Sanctuary" balcony in the Oakland Peace Center, Nomadic Press' new home, as we welcome two features, a musician, and 6–8 open mic readers.

Upcoming features

02/22/2019: TBD

Past features

01/25/2019: Nahid Fattahi and Joanna Lamb. Musical guest: Kiva Uhuru.

The Balcony Open Mic will have 6–8 open-mic slots open to the public. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and the list opens at 7:00 PM sharp. As is the case with our musicians and features at all events, open-mic readers from the community will be held to the Nomadic Press Safe Space Statement (please see below).

Safe Space Statement

Nomadic Press events are safe spaces for those who have been silenced and marginalized. There is no room for racism, misogyny, homophobia, or transphobia whether in the content of one's reading or in one's interactions with members of the community. We will protect the safety of this space by revoking a reader's access to the microphone if we feel they have violated these guidelines, and we encourage community members to come to us if someone has violated these guidelines away from the microphone. We are a community, and we will work together to ensure that the safety of our most vulnerable members is prioritized above all else.

Come early to sign up for the open mic and share your latest work!

Free parking is available in the back of the building off of Fairmount Avenue, and the closest BART stop is the 19th Street station (it's about a 15-minute walk straight down Broadway to 29th).

Suggested donations of $10-15 at the door to help pay for our space and our artists and ensure that we can continue our robust programming series'. As always, no one will be turned away for lack of funds (NOTAFLOF). Nomadic Press books will be for sale at the event.

Red wine and coffee will be available.

Earlier Event: December 28
Telegraph Open Mic (Features: TBD and TBD)