Beatnik Cafe is a monthly poetry series, hosted by Hanna Pachman at the tea cafe, Hey Hey (1555 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026). There are 1-2 featured readers followed by an open mic. The event has been going on since 2018. The next event will be featuring the poets, Jasmine Minchez and Fernanda Herrera on January 22nd at 4 pm. You can find bios below. Please come 10 minutes early if you are interested in signing up for the poetry open mic. You could read for 3 minutes.
Jasmine Minchez (she/her) is an 18-year-old Los Angeles-based poet of proud Guatemalan heritage. She competed in the 11th Annual Get Lit Classic Slam her senior year at Cleveland High School, a newly assembled team that ultimately earned 3rd place. She has since performed for Mindy Kaling, Debbie Allen, California State Senator Ben Allen, and hundreds of teens in high schools across LA. She is the latest host of the Get Lit Minute podcast - highlighting the lives and works of Classic and contemporary Poets.
Fernanda Herrera is a 17 y/o poet for Get Lit-Words Ignite. She is currently a senior at Harvard-Westlake, where she leads multiple affinity groups as well as a slam poetry team. Fernanda loves to read, bake, and paint in her free time.