Poetry in the Griot Tradition: Oakland and West African Poets in Dialogue

photo of West African coast

Join us for a poetry reading celebrating an exchange between Oakland and West Africa.


  • Sara Biel
  • Karla Brundage
  • Zakiyyah Capehart
  • Tyrice Deane
  • Mimi Gonzalez
  • Makeda Hooper Mayfield
  • Marcus Lorenzo Penn
  • Wanda Sabir
  • Tamaris Usher

And start a poetry exchange yourself with a West African!

The West Oakland to West Africa (WOWA) Poetry Exchange Workshop starts every Saturday beginning September 30th, 2017 from 1 to 2pm.


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West Oakland Branch

1801 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 238-7352