Registration will close at 2pm on December 12. If you are trying to register after 2pm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get you in. A recording of the event will be available on YouTube several days after the event.
Sonoma County Youth Poet Laureate Zoya Ahmed is the slam’s featured poet. Ahmed was not only a 2019 California Poetry Out Loud finalist, she won the 2019 California’s Poetry Ourselves competition with her original poem “A Concerto of Spice.” With her passion for social justice, she also directed and performed in the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly at Maria Carrillo High School. Ahmed said that she attempts to embrace her rich South Asian ancestorhood, and confront the minutiae of privilege and power, microaggressions and the facade of the American Dream. She hopes that her poems give a voice to all those who are silenced.
Zoya's performance will be followed by a two-round competition with prizes awarded to the three top-scoring poets.
Registration is required. You will receive the necessary Zoom information at least 30 minutes before the event starts.