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A Night of Poetry with Joyce Lee and Tongo Eisen-Martin

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8:30-10:00pm, readings start promptly at 9pm
$8 entry (no one turned away for lack of funds), free for members

Joyce Lee, whose talent defined Bay Area poetry, returns for a special evening of poetry. Accompanied by Tongo Eisen-Martin, catch her for this brief stint before she leaves for international waters again.

Joyce Lee is a writer, educator, performer, poet and an Oakland, California native whose gift with words and expression have made her an international talent. Joyce was the 2009 and 2010 Oakland Grand Slam champion, the 2014 Ill List champion, and is a featured storyteller for WNYC's Snap Judgement.

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet, movement worker, and educator. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book titled, "Someone's Dead Already" was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book "Heaven Is All Goodbyes" was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won a California Book Award and an American Book Award.

Earlier Event: October 19
Mic at Midnight
Later Event: October 29
Experience It: Simon Fujiwara