Spoken Word


Jireh Deng

Jireh Deng

Jireh’s poetry is rooted in her desire to bridge the divides that exist between culture, religion, and sexuality. On the precipice of officially leaving her teenage years behind, Jireh is reflecting upon her formative experiences as a queer first-generation Asian American learning to fully embrace her sexuality alongside her family’s religious and cultural upbringing. Poetry […]

Mike Sonksen

Mike Sonksen

Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT was born in Long Beach and is a 3rd-generation Southern California native. Poet, professor, journalist, historian and tour-guide, his latest book Letters to My City was just published by Writ Large Press. His poetry’s been featured on Public Radio Stations KCRW, KPCC & KPFK & TV programs like Spectrum […]

Dayquan Moeller

Dayquan Moeller

I am a multi-media artist who works in the fields of theatre, music, and visual and performance art. My works include two musicals, one play, and several other pieces in the realm of photography and digital art. I have collaborated with the theatre group Up and Coming Actors, and the homeless non-profit Wrap the Kids. I am currently […]

Eye Will

Eye Will

I create Hip Hop music that is consciousness raising. My goal is to be effective in the community of Long Beach with the Artwalk for LB, always ready to help others display their art and also ready to display mine as an Art collective. I would love to eventually put together show events in the […]

DEZMON OMEGA FAIR

DEZMON OMEGA FAIR

DEZ’MON OMEGA FAIR is the 2019 Film and Video Poetry Symposium Poet in Residence. He is a practicing interdisciplinary artist and poet living in Long Beach, California. Fair’s work explores self-reflection, behavioral observation, and the cathartic, achieved through brushless ink on traditional Japanese paper, collaborative film projects, as well as experimental forms of poetry. He […]

Kenneth Goodrich

Kenneth Goodrich

To always put on a good show and connect with the community, feeding people with reason and positivity to live a fulfilled life. My main goal is to inspire people and create the best music possible. As I pursue to reach the masses, I see this as an opportunity to build a rock solid platform […]

Social Change Coalition

Social Change Coalition

Social Change Coalition’s mission is to facilitate GLOBAL Social Change realized through the construction of a Global Justice Movement. Believing that all citizens across the globe are Agents of Change in the making, our unique ARTivist approach fosters an Agent of Change mindset by bridging diverse allies together with the intention to bridge diverse collective […]

Nancy Lynée Woo

Nancy Lynée Woo

Nancy Lynée Woo was awarded the 2018-2019 Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach, and is a 2015 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow. She is co-founder of the Long Beach Literary Arts Center, and the author of two chapbooks, Bearing the Juice of It All (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Rampant (Sadie […]

MugshotOne of No Name Society

MugshotOne of No Name Society

my stage name’s (T.A.S.P)”MugshotOne”( it’s an acronym that breaks down in this order..the almighty sick phantom __ mentally unique grammatically spittin highly obscene termanology of origins not explained) aka Luce Williz” enjoy the freshness. I’m in California Currently working with A wonderful Community group headed by my two west coast brothers Dusty Stiggers and Jeremiah […]

RaneRaps

RaneRaps

Widely referred to as “Mr. Hot Jam”, Los Angeles-based RaneRaps is no stranger to the spotlight, with 2017 spawning a series of triumphs and 2018 being just as momentous! His single, ​“All My Worries” (prod. Srsly)​, was featured on Sp​otify’s ​Fresh Finds playlist and is currently featured on ​Fresh​ Finds Best of 2017 playlist, helping […]

Maili Schlosser

Maili Schlosser

As a choreographer I am is interested in the creation of work that revolves around collaboration and focuses on social issues like gender and sexual identity, censorship, violence, and the like as subject matter. By involving the dancers in the development of the choreography, I create dances that incorporate multiple viewpoints and thus enriches the […]

Vannia Ibarguen

Vannia Ibarguen

International performer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of ​​​​​VIDA Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts, a contemporary dance troupe based in LA. Her focus is in the interaction between performance and technology, and also the relationship between classical, contemporary and folk dance styles. She has received awards in United States, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, and the NDEO Excellence […]