Tag Archives: Spoken Word

“The Social Insecurity System” – Jake Arky

Jake Arky covers a case of a legal technicality that threatens to ruin the lives it was meant to support. From VAMP, “Trouble With Authority” on August 26th, 2010. Recorded at Whistle Stop. So Say We All.

Keep It Comin’

"Ya" by Kelsey Brookes

San Diego Citybeat, City Week Section – December 29, 2010

Spoken Word

“Keep it comin’: The literary cats behind So Say We All are on a mission to provide creatives of all mediums a forum in which to do their thing. It’s something this city desperately needs, which is why their recurring Video Art, Music, Performance (VAMP) nights are crammed with talented folks (they get tons of submissions, which means they pick the cream of the crop). This month’s theme, “Home for the Holidays,” promises stories, songs and performances involving Santa, baby Jesus and terrible Christmas gifts, so head to Whistle Stop Bar, 236 Fern St. in South Park at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, to give it a listen. Then, at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, head back to the Whistle Stop to check out So Say We All’s newest creative forum, F*ck Alt Comedy, a night for aspiring comedians.”

February VAMP: “Love is for Suckers Vol.3”

For the third year in a row, So Say We All celebrates its birthday month with the theme for the heart-broken, the bitter, the burned, the thoroughly bummed: “Love is for Suckers.” This is the officially sanctioned opportunity for our crew of lit-nerds and performance whores not be the bigger person in front of a live audience, cameras, and radio. They’re going to take advantage of it.


  • Henry Jacobs
  • Andy Roe
  • Jenn McBroom
  • David Tran
  • Cristina Rivera
  • Loxie Gant
  • David Tuffy
  • Pat Johnson

VAMP: “Love is for Suckers Vol.3”
Thursday, February 24th
The Whistle Stop – Get directions
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104-5431
(619) 284-6784
Free like the love you gave to that unappreciative piece of %#&! that broke your heart!

April VAMP: “Obsessed”

We dedicate our stories in April to that which we cannot look away from, what focuses us, and what could consume us.


– Drew Andrews
– John Harris II
– Dallas McLaughlin
– Jake Arky
– David Tran
– Nathan Say

So Say We All also invites you to join us before VAMP this Thursday at Station Tavern, right next door to Whistle Stop, for “Dining Out For Life.” A minimum of 25% of the food and drink sales will go to The Center’s HIV/AIDS service and prevention programs. Hope to see you there!

VAMP: “Obsessed”
Thursday, April 28th
The Whistle Stop – Get directions
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104-5431
(619) 284-6784
Free, unlike your ability to stop thinking about it
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Drawing Expanse

In collaboration with Space 4 Art and David White of Agitprop, So Say We All will be commissioning six writers to create original pieces inspired by drawings chosen from the 22 fine artists curated at “Drawing Expanse,” and perform on the main stage theater at the opening reception. Come support SSWA’s first show with it’s new partnership organization, Space 4 Art!


– Jessica Standifird
– Dallas McLaughlin
– Keven Freitas
– Stacy Dyson
– Jonathan Standifird
– David Tran
– Sam Carr
– Ikoi Hiroe

Space 4 Art’s first open call for submissions is a survey of drawing. The show will be an
overview of the expansive potential of drawing in the contemporary art practice. Drawing
continues to evolve as a medium, encompassing flat work, sculpture, performance,
photography and video. From the most traditional, to the most experimental, all forms of
drawing share the common language of mark making, gesture, notation, and line. Drawing
Expanse will illuminate the myriad ways in which drawing continues to influence and affect us.

Drawing Expanse
Saturday, June 11th
Space 4 Art – Directions
325 15th Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 269-7230
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