Join us today for our weekly poetry open mic - Word Church! We’ll gather in the Garden Room @santacruzmah for a writing workshop followed by an open mic and our feature poet Patrick Ohslund! @paddytastic.o $2-7 cover fee at the door.
4:00 - Writing Workshop
5:30 - Open Mic List Goes Out
6:00 - Poetry Begins!
7:00 - This Week’s Featured Poet: Patrick Ohslund
More on this week’s feature: “Patrick Ohslund @paddytastic.o has been the featured artist in poetry tours across the East Coast, Mountain States, Midwest, South West, Deep South, Canada and Guatemala, including such venues at the Nuyorican, Da Poetry Lounge and The Mercury Cafe. His most recent tour being with his wife Carrie Jean Ohslund in their singing, poetry and electronic music project, Temple of Echoes. As an organizer and educator Patrick has co-founded the 501(c)(3) non profit Bay Area Creative. This organization provides creative youth development through spoken word poetry to underserved youth ages 5 to 18 in all five counties in the Bay Area. Most recently he has received an MA from McGill University through research based on creating culturally relevant curriculum based on student writings. He is extremely happy that his journey has brought him to this moment and has no idea what will happen next.”
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