Kim Shuck (info) and Gabriel Duncan (info), co-coordinators
The Native American Cultural Center’s Spoken Word Series has been a long standing feature in our programming. Its longevity and success are a testament to the hard work and effort put forth by the series’ coordinators, past and present, and the outstanding spoken word artist who have contributed over the years. To commemorate the series and poets, the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is currently finishing an anthology of poems submitted by many of the artists who have made the series the success it is today.
Keeping in mind the many different forms of our oral traditions and vocalized artistic expression, NACC would like to recast the net in the Spoken Word Series. We would like to continue to feature the outstanding poets from our community, but we also want to feature our vocalists, actors and any artistic expression of voice and word. 

To inquire about participating, e-mail  Gabriel  or Mike at

Upcoming Events
Saturday, November 4, 2006
NACC Presents: Spoken Word
Featuring: Daniel Flores & Kim Shuck
Bird & Beckett Book Store
2788 Diamond@ Chenny, SF
Past Events 

November 12, Open Reading, Bird and Beckett bookstore in Glen Park
With writers Jen Foerster, Jeremy Arviso, Trevino Brings Plenty and Sherwin Bitsui, nationally renowned Dine poet. Many poets will present work written about or while in Jordan for the NACC/Mideast cultural exchange.
Friday, January 20 at the new de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park.
A cultural exchange between Arab/Arab-American artists and Native Artists.  Some of the artists were Julio Magana-Saldado, Molly McGlennan, James Gautier, and Hector Jimenez.
Sunday, January 29 NACC and the Writers Corps
Local Native poets with students from the Santa Fe Indian School
Ethnic Studies lounge at San Francisco State University
Friday, February 10, 7:00pm  John Ross speaking on: “Which Way for Latin America’s Indians? – the Evo/Zapatista Divide” at the New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco.
Thursday, March 16th,  3pm in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center on the top floor of the Student Center at SFSU, in honor of Women’s Month. Readers will include Jen Foerster, Gail Mitchell, Lana Nasser and Kim Shuck. There will be a bit of an open mic for women afterwards.
Thursday, March 23rd,  3pm in the Richard Oakes Multi-Cultural Center on the top floor of the Student Center at SFSU, in honor of Women’s Month.  Readers will include Molly McGlennen, Susan Sibbet, Melissa Nelson
and Kim Shuck. There will be a bit of an open mic for women afterwards.
Friday, March 31,  at Speaking in Tongues, info and flyer on the main NACC events page. Location: LGB Center.  This month’s theme centers around our Two Spirit community members.
Thursday, April 27th, Thursday 3pm in the Richard Oakes Center on the San Francisco State University campus.  This month’s theme will be on Immigration.  Gail Mitchell, Kim Shuck, Gabriel Duncan, and a special surprise guest will be performing.  Bring your words!
Friday, April 28th, Friday, 7-10 pm
The Native American Cultural Center will hosting “De-Colonizing Borders: TODOS SOMOS INDIOS, TODOS SOMOS IMMIGRANTES.”  This event is a benefit for the IntertribalFriendship House, which is having financial troubles.  Kim Shuck, Joe Navarro, Somos One of the Brown Buffalo Project, Gabriel Duncan, and more performers to be announced.  This is an all ages show. There will be an open mic.  Cover charge is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Come out and support our artists as well as our community organizations.  Call NACC for directions to the venue and updates:  415-641-9466.

Friday June 23rd, 4pm-7pm
NACC spoken word coordinators Kim Shuck and Gabriel Duncan will be featured at Shake the Feathers, a gathering of two-spirit Nations at the Friendship House (56 Julian Ave, SF- Btwn 14th & 15th).

Sunday July 2nd, 6pm-7:30pm
Pena Pachamama in North Beach. Poetry from QR Hand, Bill Vartnaw, Karla Brundage and Kim Shuck. Also Roz LaBean, winner of the bronze award in poetry for the SF Youth Arts Festival this year. The speaking begins at 6:00 pm and last until 7:30. If you have never eaten here, today would be a good day to try it! For directions check

August 6: Maurice Kenny!!! Intersection for the Arts 446 Valencia Street.
And a selection of local poets and perhaps a surprise
or two.

September 28th, 6:00-7:30
Native American Cultural Center continues its spoken word series at the Frienship House.
Randy Roar, Project P.I.E., Erica Benton, Kim Shuck, Gail Mitchell, N.a.R.,& more TBA.
Where: 56 Julian Ave. San Francisco
When: Thursday, Sept 28th 6:00pm -7:30pm

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