Current Meeting

Speaker: Amos White
Topic: The Art of Giving Live Readings
Come hear this engaging and educational speaker to learn how the subtleties of tone and time can move an audience with but a word.
At the presentation you will learn:
  • How to deliver like a pro
  • How to find and read at local open mic readings
  • The Dos & Don’ts of reading etiquette
  • How to host your own local literary readings
Bring a small poem or a written paragraph of fiction, nonfiction, etc. to practice reading aloud.
Amos White is an awarded American haiku poet and author, producer and civil rights activist. He is recognized for his vivid literary imagery and breathless poetic interpretations. Amos is published in several national and international anthologies. Amos is Founder and Host of the Heart of the Muse creative’s salon; Executive Producer and Host of Beyond Words: Jazz+Poetry show; President of Bay Area Generations literary reading series, and board member with the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM), and with the AfroSurreal Writers Workshop-Oakland. 
In his spare time he moonlights as a community organizer with ACLU People Power-Alameda and as a board member on CASA, Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda; and on the Bay Area Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force where he is Vice Chair. Amos lives, works and plays on the island city of Alameda, California with his family.
Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m.
FREE to first-time attendees! 
$10 Members; $15 Non-Members; $5 Students/ID