Spoken Word


Micah Bournes

Micah Bournes

Micah Bournes is a musician and poet born and raised in Long Beach, California. His work centers themes of culture, justice, and faith. He is passionate about helping others identify and grow their creativity, convinced that creative expression is essential to individual and community healing and thriving. He is the author of the poetry collection […]

Soul Cypher

Soul Cypher

Soul Cypher is a creative collective and hospitality-driven marketing agency dedicated to promoting emerging local artists. Based in Long Beach, CA we seek to establish an active, supportive network of like-minds focused on achieving urban excellence by empowering artists with love, light and the resources necessary for success. We strive to build communal relationships that […]

David L Byrne

David L Byrne

My work revolves around creating natural systems and listening to them for advice. I treat the frequencies as one treats a garden, deciding what seeds to plant, giving the room to grow, pruning where necessary, and ultimately letting the fruit take shape itself. I use feedback to create sound, not only because it is accessible, […]

Grace Divine Fuentes

Grace Divine Fuentes

I am inspired to create art, paintings, sculpture, mixed media, writing, art books, and performance. I am a Mexican-American artist. My father was Mexican and my mother American. As a child, I grew up partly in Mexico, Spain and in the USA. I am inspired to create native, folklore, mythic indigenous and modern surrealist style […]

mirrored fatality

mirrored fatality

✧༺mirrored fatality is a nonbinary Kapampangan-Pilipinx and Pakistani-Muslim performance art duo Mango and Samar, sharing their rituals, altars, and medicine through DIT (Do It Together) experimental and healing noise punk. mirrored fatality creates their self-proclaimed “cocoon webs” combining performance art, music, spoken word, graphic design, film, photography, painting, drawing, upcycled garments, anti-imperialist education, and healing […]

Katelyn Sanchez

Katelyn Sanchez

As a dance-maker, performer, and writer, I am captivated by the probability of change and how that affects my artistic process. Because I strongly oppose any kind of withdrawal from authenticity, I find my community with artists who also create what they determine to be essential. By ruffling consciousnesses and disturbing comfortability, my work strives […]

Victor Yates

Victor Yates

Place is an important aspect of my work as a digital media artist, performance artist, storyteller, documentarian, poet, and writer. As a Black queer artist, my work centers on history, Black identity, Black queer representation, and the politics of sexuality. I am interested in creating artist-based ecosystems built through collaboration and not capitalism. My latest […]

Inspiration 52

Inspiration 52

The mission of Inspiration 52 is to make a positive difference in the lives of all those that we encounter. Our desire is to see lives changed and enhanced through our writing, publishing, teaching and speaking efforts. Our ultimate goal is to inspire everyone to release the greatness that is within.

Ava Stone

Ava Stone

I am blessed to be the forever reigning Miss Gay CA USofA. I’ve lived and worked in Long Beach, CA and surrounding cities for the last 7 years. The stage is a creative outlet where I can create and be whatever or whomever I choose. Over the span of my 15+ year drag career I’ve […]

Artist Shelley Bruce

Artist Shelley Bruce

Artist Shelley Bruce is a creative based in Long Beach, with a mission to serve the world’s greatest challenges through spirituality, poetry, painting and community organizing. A Cal Poly Pomona graduate with degrees in Ethnic Studies and Fine Art, as well as background in Reiki & meditation, Shelley’s creative focus centers on painting, poetry, spirituality […]

Christopher Yates

Christopher Yates

I am a international comic actor, entertainer and musician with over twenty five years full time experience. Drama and Circus School trained I have performed on four continents in three different languages, in a variety of performance genres, from corporate to carnival, theater to film. Clients include The Lord Mayor of Sydney, BBC studios, London, […]

Posthuman Evolution

Posthuman Evolution

Posthuman Evolution is the culmination of a lifelong pursuit in fine art, music, film and animation that seeks to push the boundaries of modern techniques utilizing technologies that are just beginning to emerge, also to focus on aesthetics and storytelling centered around the subject of transhumanism, posthumanism, and the coming technological singularity that organisations like […]