Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During shelter-in-place, instead of recommending in-person events, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with writer Owen Hill, co-edior of the anthology Berkeley Noir.
BAMPFA is streaming dance, music, and poetry performances on their website. You can also rent films that are hard to find elsewhere. Owen Hill suggests watching the documentaries A Tribute to Malcolm X and Ai Wei Wei: Yours Truly
Former Bay Area poets Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion began this global literary gathering in 2011. Poetry events around the world take place simultaneously on the last Saturday in September. This year, readings are streaming different days of the month. It’s really beautiful to see poets from different countries, reading in different languages on one platform together.
Nomadic Press hosts a virtual open mic with thirty slots this Friday. Each reader gets three minutes on the virtual mic. Host Nazelah Jamison will be bringing the prose, jokes and snark. She is one of the best hosts in the Bay Area lit scene and also a great poet. Click here to sign up and read your work.