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Spoken Word and Poetry

MCC Hosts Open Mic Night to Honor the Victims of May 23rd

If you didn’t stop by Crushcakes on Thursday evening, you definitely missed out on some sweet treats, and I’m not just talking about cupcakes. The MultiCultural Center hosted its quarterly “An E...
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Poetry & Literature Club Open Heats Up the Collab with Open Mic

For many, writing is a creative outlet. From singing songs to constructing poetic rhyme schemes to spinning short tales, it’s a source of relief — a type of catharsis. At Thursday’s open mic nig...
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‘Bloody Poetry:’ Punk, Poetry and Eccentricity

Not exactly the headline you were expecting, was it?  And we weren’t either; “Blood Poetry” takes an unexpected angle and turns its characters into anachronisms: Percy and Mary Shelley, Lord Ge...
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Queer People of Color Conferences Kicks Off With First Friday Event

Queer People of Color Conference hosted a fun, relaxed First Friday this week, which also served as the conference kick-off ceremony. A sizable crowd attended for performances by Radio Xicana, Kay Ula...
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Poet Visits UCSB: Schultz On Writing and Witnessing The Wherewithal

A tale of a young man translating the diaries of his mother – who saved seven Jews from the Nazis – all in the span of a single poem: this is The Wherewithal, the latest work by poet Philip Schult...
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An Evening of Spoken Word: Beau Sia

Beau Sia, renowned Asian-American slam poet, casually leaned against the silver 2008 Mercedes-Benz as his audience members nonchalantly walked by. Removing his heart-shaped sunglasses, he revealed him...
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Eat My Words: A Spoken Word Show by Kip Fulbeck’s Class

At about the same time you were ransacking the kitchen’s pantry and refrigerator for something tasty you could call your dinner, Kip Fulbeck’s Art 137 Class was serving up a platter more fulfillin...
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MCC’s An Evening of Self Expression Encourages Poetic Catharsis

It’s not recommended to eat sweets before bed but for last Thursday’s open-mic, an exception could surely be made. Turning its seating area into a poetic foreground with the smell of red velvet cu...
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BSU Presents Black Hxstory Month Block Party

Usually, it’s too cold to function if the weather is anything less than 60 degrees in Santa Barbara. But, in spite of Friday, Feb. 27’s chilling temperature, more than 200 people came out to I.V....
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Circus Herpes, Ostentation County and Carrots: Kip Fulbeck’s Student Show “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece” is a Wild Success

Off-campus, he’s known for his luscious black hair, inspiring books (Part Asian, 100% Hapa, Mixed and Paper Bullets) and directing experience. On campus, he’s still known for his luscious black h...
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Kay Ulanday Barrett Inspires with Spoken Word: “You Do Not Have To Be Fixed”

Thursday, Oct. 23 kicked off spoken word poetry at UCSB. A big shout-out goes to the MCC for hosting Kay Ulanday Barrett’s third spoken word performance on the Love & Ruckus Tour: A Night of Tra...
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