Aqueila Lewis-Oakland, CA 2022

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Event Timing: September 24, 2022, 3:30-5:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm PST
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Mothering Open Mic 2022

This fifth installment, Mothering Open Mic was created in 2016 in honor of Mother’s Day at Liminal, a creative writing and event space in Oakland, CA. It included a small workshop/prompt on the topic of “mothering” to accompany a 6-week Performance Workshop, “From a Victim to a Thriving Survivor: Learning How to Revive the Soul” curated by Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross an Award-Winning Performance Artist, Author, Journalist, and Mama.

“Mothering” can be interpreted widely: being a mother, playing the mother, being mothered, mother earth, the mother spirit etc. Within the confines of safe space, you will have the opportunity to share experiences, poems and short stories about what it is like to be a mother, share your birth story and honor your birth or adopted mother. You can ask the questions why or why not? You can manifest the mothering dream to nurture and care for mother earth! This is a loaded topic for many of us and so this will be a space where all experiences and expressions on the topic are welcome.

Bring a journal or notebook, your poems/short stories, novels & writing, music, visual art, favorite blanket, favorite pillow or something that comforts you like a delicious dessert.

Open Call: Poets, Comedians, Musicians, Writers, Authors, Painters, Visual Artists and “Mothers”, Parents, Grandparents, Guardians who have stories to share! All gender binaries and non-conforming welcome!!!

Featuring Bay Area & Las Vegas Artists and Guests:
Alexandra Kostoulas, Jam Poet, Aimee Suzara, Rasheedah Sabreen Shakir “Mooncat”, Kristen Caven, a, Noelia Cerna, & the birthday girl Makayla “Babyluv”Ross:


Since 2011, 100 Thousand Poets for Change founders Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion have witnessed poetry and the rest of the arts as a powerful resource to broadcast the need for positive change. September 24, 2022 is the next Global Event Day! From September 18th-24th, 2022, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has created the “Read A Poem to A Child!” global literacy initiative introducing children to poetry. Poets, writers, artists, and humanitarians will create, perform, educate and demonstrate, in their individual communities, and decide their own specific area of focus for change within the overall framework of peace and sustainability, which co-founder Michael Rothenberg stated, “…is a major concern worldwide and the guiding principle for this global event.” For more info on 100 Thousand Poets for Change Day, visit:

Name: (First, Last, Artist Name, and/or phonetic spelling) . *

Email *

What are your pronouns? (check all that apply)*



What Virtual Open Mic time will you attend? *
Option 1: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Option 2: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Questions to think about:

What are some stories that you want to share?

What traditions are celebrated in your family?
Who do you admire (Mother Figures) Why?
What does “Mothering” mean to you?
What are some attainable goals?
How do you heal?
Share one (1-2) link(s) of (video/audio/written) during open mic, please provide that below. Any notes or questions?

Thank you! Any notes or questions?

Mothering Open Mic
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