Poetry Reading

Poets Underground Presents Hello Hip Hop

Poets Underground presents Hello Hip Hop, an Open Mic event for rappers, beatboxers, poets, and producers. Dedicated to fostering connection and creativity, Poets Underground hosts events, offers writing classes and coaching, writing retreats and partnership publishing. Sign ups for this all ages event begin at 6:30 pm in Studio 219 at Brooks Theater, Oceanside. $15 Cover – All payments by cash or Venmo at the door.

Upcoming dates: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.

Poets Underground Presents Hello Hip Hop

Poets Underground presents Hello Hip Hop, an Open Mic event for rappers, beatboxers, poets, and producers. Dedicated to fostering connection and creativity, Poets Underground hosts events, offers writing classes and coaching, writing retreats and partnership publishing. Sign ups for this all ages event begin at 6:30 pm in Studio 219 at Brooks Theater, Oceanside. – All payments by cash or Venmo at the door.

Upcoming dates: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.

Poets Underground Presents Hello Hip Hop

Poets Underground presents Hello Hip Hop, an Open Mic event for rappers, beatboxers, poets, and producers. Dedicated to fostering connection and creativity, Poets Underground hosts events, offers writing classes and coaching, writing retreats and partnership publishing. Sign ups for this all ages event begin at 6:30 pm in Studio 219 at Brooks Theater, Oceanside. $15 Cover – All payments by cash or Venmo at the door.

Upcoming dates: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.

Poets Underground Presents Hello Hip Hop

Poets Underground presents Hello Hip Hop, an Open Mic event for rappers, beatboxers, poets, and producers. Dedicated to fostering connection and creativity, Poets Underground hosts events, offers writing classes and coaching, writing retreats and partnership publishing. Sign ups for this all ages event begin at 6:30 pm in Studio 219 at Brooks Theater, Oceanside. $15 Cover – All payments by cash or Venmo at the door.

Upcoming dates: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.

Poets Underground Presents Hello Hip Hop

Poets Underground presents Hello Hip Hop, an Open Mic event for rappers, beatboxers, poets, and producers. Dedicated to fostering connection and creativity, Poets Underground hosts events, offers writing classes and coaching, writing retreats and partnership publishing. Sign ups for this all ages event begin at 6:30 pm in Studio 219 at Brooks Theater, Oceanside. $15 Cover – All payments by cash or Venmo at the door.

Upcoming dates: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.

Poets Underground Presents Hello Hip Hop

Poets Underground presents Hello Hip Hop, an Open Mic event for rappers, beatboxers, poets, and producers. Dedicated to fostering connection and creativity, Poets Underground hosts events, offers writing classes and coaching, writing retreats and partnership publishing. Sign ups for this all ages event begin at 6:30 pm in Studio 219 at Brooks Theater, Oceanside. $15 Cover – All payments by cash or Venmo at the door.

Upcoming dates: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.

An Evening of Poetry and Storytelling Celebrating National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, San Diego Poet Laureate Jason Magabo Perez comes home to Oceanside on Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM to share his work in the city where he grew up. He will be joined by local poets Karla Cordero, Angela Narciso Torres, Shadab Sheest Hashmi and Angelica Yanez, and end the program with a question and answer session moderated by OTC Board Member and local activist Jimmy Figueroa. A graduate of El Camino High School and proud alumnus of Oceanside public schools, Magabo Perez draws from his three hybrid collections of poetry and prose: I ask about what falls awayPhenomenology of Superhero and This is for the mostless. Much of his work stems from his experience growing up in Oceanside as a Filipino-American and child of immigrants. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies at CSU San Marcos. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for general admission.

About Jason Magabo Perez

Jason Magabo Perez serves as the San Diego Poet Laureate 2023-24. Perez is the author of two hybrid collections of poetry and prose: Phenomenology of Superhero (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016) and This is for the mostless (WordTech Editions, 2017). Perez has also written and performed three staged, multimedia performance works: The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito (Kularts, Inc. and others, 2009-2016); You Will Gonna Go Crazy (Kularts, Inc., 2011); and Blue Bin Improvisations: Performing Yonie’s Archive (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and MexiCali Biennial, 2018). Perez’s work has also appeared in publications such as Witness, The Feminist Wire, Entropy, Marías at Sampaguitas, and Interim. Previous recipient of a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, former Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Art and Thought, Perez has been a featured performer at notable venues such as the National Asian American Theatre Festival, International Conference of the Philippines, San Francisco Public Library, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and La Jolla Playhouse. Perez is an Associate Editor of Ethnic Studies Review, Community Arts Fellow at Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies, and a core organizer with The Digital Sala. Currently, Perez is an Associate

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