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Awards


Spring 2014 - Youth Speaks UDPS Champs
Spring 2015 - Youth Speaks UDPS 2nd Place
Spring 2015 - Youth Speaks Indie Poetry Slam - Imani Diltz, Slam Champ
Spring 2016 - Youth Speaks UDPS 2nd Place
Bennington's Young Writer Award, 2016 - Ella Zalon, 2nd place prize in Fiction
Winning playwright of 2014 Berkeley Rep Teen One Acts Festival - Chloe Smith
Winning playwright of the 2016 BAZP 10 Minute Play Festival - Chloe Smith
Scholastic Awards, 2016 - Gold Key: Ella Zalon; Silver Key: Ariella Brodie-Weisberg, Isa Ansari

 

Recent student performances


Enizagam Volume 9 release at Qulture Collective

Black Hat Reading at CCA

OSA Winter Reading at Creative Growth
Literary Arts’ Senior Book Launch at Creative Growth
Four Women exhibition and reading at Qulture Collective
“Friday Night Out” at The Oakland Museum
Spring 2016 Unified District Poetry Slam at The Latino Heritage Center (SF) and Laney College (Oakland)
Paramount Theater Oakland (City of Oakland Planning Meeting)
TedX - https://vimeo.com/154793277

 

Former Performances

“Edge of Seventeen” SF LitCrawl 2014
The Mills College Works in Progress Series - Mills College
KALX 90.7 FM, Berkeley (Majority Whip: Live Broadcast Reading)
Theater “Find Your Voice” - Yoshi's Jazz Club
Quiet Lightning - 826 Valencia
International Women's Day feat. former Mayor Jean Quan
“Signs of Our Occupy” at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Guest Artists:

99% Invisible podcast - Sam Greenspan and Avery Truffleman (producers)
Amy Berkowitz - poet, and author of Tender Points
Casey Jarman - former managing editor of The Believer magazine
David Wilson - Artist, SFMOMA SECA Award
Hugh & Mary Behm-Steinberg - Senior MFA Professor, California College of the Arts
Jesse Nathan - Poet, Founder/Poetry Editor of McSweeney's Poetry Series and author of Cloud 9.
Joonbug – Visual Artist and Creator - www.freshkaufee.net
Junior Clemons - poet and author of SO MANY MOUNTAINS BUT THIS ONE SPECIFICALLY
Lawrence Rinder - Director, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Lea Redmond - Artist & Author, Leafcutter Designs
Mateo Hoke - journalist, and co-author of Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation
Matthew Zapruder - MFA Chair, Saint Mary's College; Editor-in-Large, Wave Books
Mira Manick - miramanickam.com
Mona Webb - SF Poetry Slam Master and Educator
Nicole Klaymoon - Performance Poet and Creator of Embodiment Project - embodimentproject.org
Ryan Nicole – Poet, Emcee and Educator - www.msryannicole.com
Snap Judgement podcast - Pat Mesiti-Miller (sound engineer), Davey Kim, Eliza Smith, Ana
Alderstein (producers)
Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body is Not An Apology
Uni Q Mical - Pr3ssPlay Poet, Artist and Educator


Partnerships:

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive - www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
CCA (California College of Art) - cca.edu
City Arts and Lecture - cityarts.net
E. M. Wolfman Book Oakland - wolfmanhomerepair.com
Laurel Books Oakland - laurelbookstore.com
NaNoWriMo - http://nanowrimo.org/
Oakland Museum - museumca.org/friday-nights-omca
Poet Laureate (Oakland Public Library) - www.oaklandlibrary.org
Qulture Collective - qulturecollective.com
Ted X Berkeley - tedxberkeley.org
Youth Speaks – youthspeaks.org