Future Now Reading & Open Mic

Join us on May 6th, 2021, with readings by Dryland contributors Teka Lo, Alan Chazaro, and Briana Muñoz. (Zoom ID: 878 8950 0444)

Calling all Black & Brown poets and writers to join us every first Thursday of the month for our virtual Open Mic & Reading Series, FUTURE NOW, hosted by the Dryland team.

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 and inviting a friend or two 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.

When: Every first Thursday of the Month

Where: Virtual (Zoom ID: 878 8950 0444)

Time: 7-9 PM PST

More info on our featured readers:

Teka Lo (Issue 10, 2020)

Teka Lo is a poet, essayist, and journalist from Los Angeles currently residing in New York. She is the founder and editor of Public Intellectualsand the author of the poetry collection Queen of Inglewood (Word Palace Press). She has been published in Time, L.A. Weekly, Truthdig, and other progressive media of note. 

Alan Chazaro (Issue 10, 2020)

Alan Chazaro is the author of This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and Piñata Theory (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). He is a graduate of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley and a former Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at the University of San Francisco. His chapbook, Notes from the Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge, is now available on Ghost City Press. He’s on Twitter and finally IG, too, @alan_chazaro.

Briana Muñoz (Issue 10, 2020)

Briana Muñoz is a writer from Southern California. She is the author of Loose Lips, a poetry collection published by Prickly Pear Publishing (2019) and the author of forthcoming collection Everything is Returned to the Soil (FlowerSong Press 2021). Her work has also been published in the the Dryland Literary Journal, in Boundless: The Anthology of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, and in the Oakland Arts Review, among others.