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    ... From: Joan Osato Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 12:29:20 -0700 To: ksw , AATC ,
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      Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 12:29:20 -0700
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      Youth Speaks / Living Word Project Email Newsletter
      Volume 3, #5 May 2004

      please forward

      APRIL FINAL FRIDAYS IS THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 30!

      Ladies, Gentlemen, & Other:

      Working through a heat wave like we have this past week in the Bay is never
      easy, but it¹s even harder when you¹re working with the hottest crew in
      poetry. All corny jokes aside, Youth Speaks proudly presents this month¹s
      programs with a special nod to our own Marc Bamuthi Joseph as his Word
      Becomes Flesh kicks off the three-day hip hop theater festival, Nexthetics,
      at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. We¹re also lighting up North Beach again
      with another season of Spoken City, and are already deep into our spring
      session of writing workshops.

      That¹s what¹s up. Please read on for details.


      IN THIS ISSUE:
      Youth Speaks announces the premier of their unique collaboration with
      choreographer Robert Moses. A preview of the full-length word and dance
      experiment "Cause" that will debut at The Living Word Festival in October,
      this electrifying show features three world premier dance works during 5
      nights of performances.

      Friday April 30 8:00pm
      Saturday May 1 8:00pm
      Sunday May 2 2pm & 7pm
      Thursday Saturday May 6,7 & 8 8:00pm
      Sunday May 9 2pm & 7pm

      Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
      Kanbar Hall 3200 California St. (at Presidio)
      Call: 415.292.1233 or www.jccsf.org
      Tickets: $23 JCCSF members, $26 nonmembers, $18 students


      NEXTHETICS: AN EXPLORATION OF THEATER, HIP HOP, SPOKEN WORD & DANCE ­ May
      13th through 15th (Various Locations)
      SPOKEN CITY ­ May 20th @ Café Malvina (San Francisco) w/ Ishle Yi Park
      MANIFESTO: Coming Out Against Empire (City Lights Presents) - May 1,
      CellSpace 7:30 pm
      SECOND SUNDAYS ­ May 9th @ Studio Z (San Francisco)
      FLIP FRIDAYS ­ May 14th @ Youth Radio Cafe
      TEACHER'S OPEN HOUSE ­ March 14th @ Youth Speaks
      FINAL FRIDAYS ­ May 28th @ Youth Speaks
      YOUTH SPEAKS @ CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO ­ May 29th
      NOW ACCEPTING SPOKES YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD APPLICATIONS
      CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR YOUTH SPEAKS ANTHOLOGY ­ all writers under 21 are
      welcome to submit
      SPRING WORKSHOPS UNDERWAY


      NEXTHETICS: AN EXPLORATION OF THEATER, HIP HOP, SPOKEN WORD & DANCE
      Featuring Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Robert Karimi, and Cristal Truscott¹s
      Progress Theater

      Thursday­Saturday, May 13­15, 2004

      Thursday & Saturday: YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St, San Francisco YBCA:
      (415)978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org
      Friday: La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
      (510)849-2568, www.lapena.org

      TIX: $7-$20 (see below listing for times & ticket prices)

      Youth Speaks, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, La Peña Cultural Center and
      the New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival team up once again to present
      three evenings of the Next Generation of Theater May 13 through May 15,
      2004. Nationally acclaimed poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, NY-based Cristal
      Chanelle Truscott and Bay Area native Robert Karimi take the stage at Yerba
      Buena Center for the Arts and La Peña Cultural Center in a weekend of hip
      hop theater that responds to social themes and conditions through theater,
      spoken word, song and hip hop culture. The opening night performance is
      preceded by THE FUTURE¹S NOT STATIC from 7 pm to 8 pm, an artists¹
      discussion facilitated by Kamilah Forbes and Clyde Valentin from the NYC
      Hip-Hop Theater Festival. The discussion will investigate this generation¹s
      current movement of theater and future aesthetics as well as feature
      conversation with and short demonstrations by Joseph, Karimi, Truscott¹s
      ProgressTheatre, young poets and more.

      FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT WWW.YERBABUENAARTS.ORG

      THE FUTURE¹S NOT STATIC
      Opening Night Artists¹ Discussion
      Thu, May 13, 7 pm­8 pm ? YBCA Forum FREE

      WORD BECOMES FLESH Marc Bamuthi Joseph
      Thu, May 13, 8:30 pm ? YBCA Forum 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
      $20 regular; $15 Members, $7 seniors, students, youth under 20
      (415) 978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org

      self (the remix) Robert Karimi
      Fri, May 14, 8 pm ? La Peña Cultural Center 3104 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
      $10 advance, $12 door, $7 seniors, students, youth under 20
      (510) 849-2568, www.lapena.org

      PEACHES (West Coast Premiere) Cristal Channelle Truscott¹s ProgressTheatre
      Sat, May 14, 8 pm ? YBCA Forum 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
      $20 regular, $15 Members, $7 seniors, students, youth under 20
      415.978.2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org

      2. SPOKEN CITY RETURNS
      Featuring: Ishle Yi Park¹s Book Release Party!
      May 20, 2004 7:00pm
      Café Malvina (1600 Stockton St.) FREE

      Youth Speaks Writer-in-Resience Ishle Yi Park returns to the Bay Area this
      month, this time as the newly named Poet Laureate of Queens, NY and touting
      her new book THE TEMPERATURE OF THIS WATER. Join us as we celebrate the
      release of her new work and kick off the new season for Spoken City! Also
      featuring Youth Speaks Teen Poets, and a slew of local talents.

      Spoken City is a spoken word and poetry reading series organized by Youth
      Speaks, Torani Italian Syrups and City Lights Foundation held in the
      intimate cafes of San Francisco¹s North Beach District. Spoken City brings
      together teen writers, emerging adult spoken word artists and established
      Bay Area Authors to honor and refresh the literary landscape of North Beach.
      Spoken City will begin May 20th with a special book release party for Ishle
      Yi Park and will continue every third Thursday of the month at Café Malvina
      1600 Stockton St.

      3. Manifesto: Coming out Against Empire! Presented by City Lights
      Featuring Kirya Traber, Nayeli Adorador, Josh Begley, Dave Eggers, Lawrence
      Ferlinghetti, Beth Lisick, Michelle Tea, Ishmael Reed, Al Robles, Eileen
      Myles, Jack Hirshman, James Kass, Justin Chin, Leslie Scalapino, Diane di
      Prima, Jewelle Gomez, Alejandro Murgia, Tim¹m West, and others!

      Join City Lights, Youth Speaks, 826 Valencia and a slew of Bay Area writers
      in a night of art against empire! Friday, May 1st at the CellSpace in San
      Francisco. 2050 Bryant Street at 7:30 pm. $10, but no one turned away for
      lack of funds. For more info, check out www.citylights.com 30 writers in
      all!!!!!


      4. SECOND SUNDAYS: THE SAN FRANCISCO POETRY SLAM
      Featuring: Tommy Shepherd, Carlos Aguirre, and Dan Wolf of Felonius
      May 9, 2004 7:30pm
      Studio Z 314 Eleventh St. @ Folsom, San Francisco
      $7 before 10:00pm/$10 after 21+ w/ID

      Members of San Francisco live hip hop collective Felonius feature at Second
      Sundays: The San Francisco Poetry Slam on May 9th, 2004 at Studio Z (314
      11th Street @ Folsom). Doors 7:00pm, Poetry Slam at 8pm, $7 before 9pm, $10
      after. For info call (415) 252-7100. Dj Funklor spins the slam, Dj Sake-1
      (((Local 1200))) spins at 10pm.


      5. FLIP FRIDAYS (E. Bay Under-21 Open Mic)
      May 14, 2004 7:00pm
      Youth Radio Café 1801 University Ave., Berkeley
      All Ages Welcome/Mic Reserved For 21 and Under
      Admission: FREE

      Youth Speaks, in collaboration with Youth Radio in Berkeley, presents the
      monthly edition of Flip Fridays, an all-new under-21 open mic at the Youth
      Radio Café (1801 University Ave., Berkeley). Happening Friday, May 14th and
      continuing every second Friday of the month through June 11th, the Spokes
      production crew puts the call out to all poets, MC's, singers and artists of
      all flavors to step up and join the open mic! All poets must be under 21 to
      read.

      6. TEACHER'S OPEN HOUSE
      FRIDAY, May 14, 2004 11AM ­ 2PM
      @ Youth Speaks 2169 Folsom St. #100

      The second Friday of each month Youth Speaks opens its doors to educators
      and their students for tours, writing workshops and spoken word
      presentations. Teachers please accept this invitation to introduce your
      classes to our unique space and the original writing and performance
      programs available for them here. For more info or to register contact
      Outreach Coordinator Jason Mateo at 415-255-9035 ext. 13 or Email
      jason@....

      7. FINAL FRIDAYS (SF Under-21 Open Mic)
      Friday May 28, 2004 7:00pm
      @Youth Speaks 2169 Folsom St. #100
      Admission: FREE

      Spokes, the Youth Speaks youth advisory board, presents this original
      under-21 open mic hosted by Youth Speaks' 2003 Oakland High School Slam
      Champion Niema Jordan and Bay Area Teen Slam Finalist Bobby Gordon along
      with DJ Dion Decibles and featuring some the most inspirational young poets,
      spoken word artists, and MCs in the city. Featured artists and poets T.B.A.

      8. YOUTH SPEAKS @ CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO
      Saturday May 29, 2004 4:30pm
      Harrison St. Stage

      Carnaval San Francisco, the largest multi-ethnic community based artistic
      celebration in California, gets ready to light up the Mission District once
      again this year, and Youth Speaks is set to add word-flavor to the
      festivities. Keep your ears open for the wordplay coming from the Harrison
      St. stage as Youth Speaks poets get up to get down at 4:30 on Saturday. For
      complete festival information visit the Carnaval website at
      http://www.carnavalsf.com <http://www.carnavalsf.com/>

      9. SPOKES APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE
      Each year Youth Speaks invites up to 30 youth to become a part of Spokes.
      Spokes is a paid internship, youth advisory position that lasts throughout
      the school year with additional summer internship opportunities available.
      Spokes members not only give valuable advisory input to the Youth Speaks
      staff and assist in building events and workshops, but are afforded numerous
      performance opportunities while representing the organization at schools,
      community events and Youth Speaks functions. They also gain valuable work
      experience in wide-ranging areas such as desktop publishing, web design and
      audio/video editing all the while developing leadership skills along the
      way. Spokes applications are available at the Youth Speaks office (2169
      Folsom St. #100 between 17th and 18th in SF) or may be downloaded from our
      website (www.youthspeaks.org). All youth ages 13-19 are encouraged to apply!


      10. CALL FOR SUBMISIONS FOR YS 2004 ANTHOLOGY
      DEADLINE: JUNE 30TH, 2004
      Youth Speaks is now collecting work for our 2004 anthology. All types of
      writing are welcome, including poetry, short stories, prose, etc. Please
      submit work with a cover letter containing your name, address, phone number
      and email address. All writers under 21 are welcome to submit a maximum of
      five pages of writing. Please send 3 copies of each piece submitted.

      Submit paper copies to:
      Youth Speaks
      Attn: Anthology Committee
      2169 Folsom St. Studio-100
      San Francisco, CA 94110

      11. SPRING WORKSHOPS UNDERWAY
      Youth Speaks continues the spring session of innovative 10-week writing
      workshops beginning the week of April 19th in San Francisco and the East
      Bay. As always we draw from our list of talented mentors and facilitators to
      present free creative writing and performance workshops open to all youth
      ages 13-19. No pre-registration is necessary*. A complete schedule and
      workshop descriptions follow.

      SF Workshops @ Youth Speaks Literary Arts Center, 2169 Folsom St. (16th St.
      BART, MUNI #22, #12)
      East Bay Workshops @ Berkeley High School, Room C-230

      No Registration Necessary*. For More Info: www.youthspeaks.org

      Mondays 4-6pm (Begins 4.26) @ Youth Speaks
      Facilitator: Aimee Suzara ³A Woman¹s Word²
      An exploration, through individual & collaborative writing and spoken word
      performance, of issues affecting young women today. The session will
      culminate in a collaborative piece and a reading.

      Tuesdays 4-6pm (Begins 4.27) @ Berkeley HS
      Facilitator: Jamie Kennedy ³Poetry and Performance²
      This workshop utilizes writing prompts, games, and performance techniques to
      enhance a performer¹s confidence from one of the Bay¹s leading Poetry
      Slammers.

      Wednesdays 4-6pm (Begins 4.28) @ Youth Speaks
      Facilitator: Tomás Riley ³Collective Works²
      This workshop emphasizes collective writing and group poetry performance
      techniques. Workshop participants will work toward building collaborative
      pieces for an open reading.

      Thursdays 4-6pm (Begins 4.29) @ Youth Speaks
      Facilliator: James Kass ³Advanced Writing² * Registration required for this
      workshop.
      Limited to 12 people this workshop will focus on one-on one sessions to
      advance your writing. For this workshop, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED*. You must
      have taken at least one Youth Speaks workshop prior to this one. Register to
      james@.... TWO SPOTS LEFT.



      Signing off for May,

      Youth Speaks crew
      in peace & poetry

      Youth Speaks
      ...because the next generation can speak for itself.

      2169 Folsom Street Studio 100
      San Francisco, CA 94110

      415.255.9035 phone
      415.255.9065 fax
      www.youthspeaks.org

      established in san francisco, 1996
      established in new york city, 1999
      established in seattle, 2002
      Coming soon to Los Angeles, Madison, & Leeds

      You can't write poems about the trees
      when the woods are full of policemen

      Bertolt Brecht




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