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Sat, Sep 17


Sims Library of Poetry

Pages on Stages: NeverSpeak Long Beach

Join us for our monthly open mic: Pages on Stages, featuring our friends from NeverSpeak Long Beach hosted by Hiram Sims and AKoldPiece

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 Pages on Stages: NeverSpeak Long Beach
 Pages on Stages: NeverSpeak Long Beach

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2022, 6:00 PM

Sims Library of Poetry , 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

About the Event

Save the date! September 17th at 6 pm featuring

Dr. V

Shy But Flyy

Tommy Domino


hosted by Hiram Sims &AKoldPiece

$6 pre-sale

$10 at the door

All sales go towards supporting the library and the poets

We also have limited "pay what you can" tickets.

All SLP Donors get free admission.

About the Poets:

Dr. V is an internationally recognized educator, Spoken Word Artivist and published author. While her impact began in academia, her work has expanded into local communities to create opportunities for change through Social Justice education and the arts. On the day of the Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in 2018, she was a main feature of the Amber Rose Slutwalk in Los Angeles and performed "Survivor Solidarity" in front of over 22,000 people. Her book, WOMXN, published by World Stage Press, gives voice to the struggles and resilience of an intersectional womxn's existence in America as a survivor, a mother and more. Dr. V strongly believes in the power of music and art as a form of healing and to promote social change. "Free the spirit of your art and let it create you" - Dr.V Follow her @drnooshinv and Visit her at

Shy But Flyy is a singer-writer- poet. You can catch Shy performing locally with her blues band all around So Cal. Shy also runs a weekly open mic at roxannes in long beach every monday open to all genres. Follow her schedule at and make sure to get a copy of her book, "The Meaning of the Blues".

Tommy Domino is an Alumni from the Community Literature Initiative is a spoken blues poet raised in Northwest Pasadena. Member of the Stillwater’s Writers Collective since (2012). His work is featured in two Anthologies: Sounds for the Water (2013) & Poets, Allies for Resistance (2015) and Black Minds Publishing (2/2021). Co-Founder of Poetry Friends & Drinks in 2016. His book Switches, Hot wheel Tracks & Extensions Cords was published by World Stage Press (2018). He has performed at tributes for: The 50th Anniversary of The Watts Writers Workshop of 1965, The Watts Prophets and The Last Poets. Served as a member of Diverse Verses and Co-Producer of The Annual Pan African Film Spoken Word Festival from (2017-2021). He is a member of the poetry collective @NeverSpeakLB. Facilitates the Long Beach poetry cohorts for the Community Literature Initiative (2020-Pres.) Community Literature Initiative Teacher of the Year (2022).

Ravina is a Long Beach based spoken word poet, published author, & mental health therapist who made her way to the West Coast by way of the East Coast. Ravina was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands and embraces her South Asian roots and multicultural upbringing. YELLOW  is her first collection of published poetry and prose published by World Stage Press in 2021. RAVINA has been featured on national and international stages, most recently the United Nations & the BMW headquarters. Ravina strives to use poetry as a catalyst for inner healing and social change. RAVINA is the creator of the Poetry as Healing workshops & is an active member of Never Speak Long Beach & AIM 4 the Heart Org.


  • Pre-sale

    All proceed will go to the Library and Featured Poets

  • Pre-sale + Donation

    All proceeds will go to Library and Featured Poets

  • Pay What You Can

    All proceeds will go to Library and Featured Poets

    Pay what you want
  • SLP Monthly Donors

    You Must Be Monthly Donors in order to get ticket.




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