The Word on Wednesdays is the weekly poetry open mic venue at UCLA.
We seek to create a safe, welcoming space for students and guests to express themselves creatively. We promote words as the written and oral outlets for Bruins and beyond to celebrate individuality, build community, and reflect/address socio-political issues that are affecting ALL people.
The Word is a family and we thank all who are courageous enough to share and listen in our space. In addition, The Word vows to foster greater understanding of all oral art forms. We wish to educate and learn with our audience the professional side of things (music, spoken word, etc) through quarterly, free, workshops and performances hosted by prominent artists in and outside of L.A.