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Kinetic Poetics Project Festival, 1st Night

Sunday, February 03, 2008
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Jack Rusk
Location Details:
Porter Dining Hall, UCSC Campus

This is the first night of a five day spoken word poetry festival. Throughout the week, there will be shows in the evenings and free workshops.

Featured Poets Include:
Feb 3: Anis Mojgani and Mike McGee (both two-time national champions)

Feb. 4: AMMO (members of the 2007 youth and collegiate national championship teams)

Feb 5: Katie Wirsing and Andrea Gibson (astounding national champions both inspired and inspiring) & UCSC's Rainbow Theatre (Multicultural Theatre dripping with truth)

Feb 6: Saul Williams (Renowned mc, poet, author, speaker)

For a complete schedule, go to

Workshops are free; at shows, donations are requested but no one is turned away.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 4:34PM
by Kineticpoetics
We would like to make this event accessible to everyone. For accessibility questions, contact SOAR at 831-459-2934.
§ Santa Cruz Spoken Word
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Kinetic Poetics is a volunteer organization ran by and for UCSC students.

Our mission is fostering and sustaining the growth of spoken word community rooted on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus. This happens through organizing regular slam poetry events on campus including but not limited to poetry slams and poetry workshops, an annual campus spoken word festival, and a poetry collective that engages the campus community and beyond.

The KINETIC POETICS PROJECT is an annual festival of poetry and spoken word at UCSC's Porter College Theater. Each night, the Kinetic Poetics Project provides a space for local and student poets to showcase their work for the community and highlights an established poet. As a supplement to the featured poets' performances, the Kinetic Poetics Project has arranged free poetry and writing workshops facilitated by the poets themselves.

Inclusion in the Kinetic Poetics Senate, whom vote on major festival decisions, is decided by attending regularly scheduled weekend meetings...

More about Kinetic Poetics

Complete Schedule

Complete List of Featured Performers

For Workshop Information
§Feb 3rd: Last Open Slam featuring Anis Mojgani and Mike McGee
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Anis Mojgani - Feb 3rd
New Orleans born and Oregon resident poet, Anis Mojgani's spiritual and expressive verse is the hottest thing since burnt toast. A winner of national poetry slam individual championships in both 2006 & 2005, Anis is the current world cup poetry slam champion.

Mike McGee - Feb 3rd
Local San Jose poet "Mighty" Mike McGee holds the following titles with humble glee: HBO Def Jam Poet, Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, 2006, National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Champion, 2003, San Jose Poetry Slam Grand Champion 2003, 2004, San Francisco Poetry Slam Grand Champion, 2003 But most of you know him as that funny guy that does poetry. He likes women and free food. Running makes him sad.
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In addition, every night will feature:

a surprise MC Alumni of the Poetry Slam and Rainbow Theater organizations

Feb 3rd will feature two teaser slam poems from AMMO

Feb 4th will feature two teaser slam poems from Katie Wirsing and Andrea Gibson

Feb 5th will highlight a campus art group; last year Kinetic Poetics highlighted A Capella Group Cloud 9

Feb 7th will include four honorary slam poetry performances by UCSC Slam Team Alumni
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


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