Dec 2nd, Future Now Reading: Josh Evans, Daniel Morales Leon, & Yelisa Ambriz

Join us in-person and on Zoom, Thursday, Dec 2nd, for the last Future Now reading & open mic of the 2021 year! Future Now is hosted by Assistant Editor Nikolai Garcia & the Dryland team. This month we are featuring California Poets: Josh Evans, Daniel Morales Leon, & Yelisa Ambriz.

This will be a hybrid reading & open-mic event as it’s happening in-person at Re/Arte Centro Literario, located in Boyle Heights, and virtually via Zoom if you are able to join us online!

When: Thur. November 4th, 7-9 pm PST.

In-person locationRE/ARTE  2014 1/2 E CESAR E CHAVEZ AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90033

Zoom ID: 878 8950 0444

Fill out this google form to sign up for the Open Mic. Whether you’re attending on-site or via zoom you’ll get a chance to share your poems. Only 10 spots are available, sign up as soon as possible!

Open Mic Guidelines:

  • Be ready to unmute yourself when your name is called and please mute yourself again once you are done sharing. 
  • Open-mic readers will have three minutes to share. Please be respectful of our other readers’ time. We will use the mute button at our discretion. 
  • We will not tolerate any hate speech. (No racism, sexism, homophobia, etc). 

Help us get the word out by sharing the flyer on Instagram, FB, or Twitter and invite a friend to come hang out! This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to showcase their poetry and connect with artists of the Los Angeles community and beyond.


Josh Evans

Josh Evans is a poet, storyteller, voice actor, and educator from Pasadena, California. He has featured at Beyond Baroque, Avenue 50 Studios’ La Palabra series, a Dignidad Literaria read-in, the Altadena Arts Festival, and the Los Angeles Music Center’s “For the Love of LA” production. Josh Evans has also performed at weddings, birthdays, conferences, and both private school and college events. His poems and essays have been published in the Café Con Libros inaugural anthology, Spectrum anthology, Angel’s Flight Literary Magazine, Altadena Poetry Review, and the Los Angeles Poet Society’s debut anthology Los Angeles Poets for Justice: A Document for the People. When not performing, he also teaches poetry and creative writing from Pre-K to adult level; his short story collection Aces Wild can be purchased on Amazon. Josh is on TikTok at GriotJosh and Twitter/IG at @joshevansgo.

Daniel Morales Leon

Daniel Morales Leon (a.k.a. “Chapulin) is a Oaxacan born, South Central raised Angelino poet who uses spoken word as a medium to promote critical literacy among his working class peers. His delivery style is most notable by its rhythmic cross between rhyme, prose and subject matter.

Yelisa Ambriz

Yelisa Ambriz was raised between the grape and almond fields of Pratton in Fresno, California. She earned a B.A in History from the University of California Berkeley in May of 2020. A Guacha by blood, Fresno browngirl by heart and the daughter of Mexican immigrant parents and farm workers, Yelisa learned the art of fieldwork at an early age. She became inspired by all those long days under the sun and soon began writing her family’s stories. Her work can be found in the Flies, Cockroaches and Poets Journal, Exist(ir), Pan(*)cha Zine, and the UC Berkeley Students of Color Emerging in English Zine.

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