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José Vadi is a writer, performer, producer and educator living in Oakland, California. A two-time poetry slam champion, José was featured in the HBO documentary series, Brave New Voices and received the San Francisco Foundation’s Shenson Performing Arts Award for his debut play, A Eulogy for Three, produced at Intersection for the Arts under the direction of Marc Bamuthi-Joseph. Recently publishing work in Gigantic Mag, José earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction at Mills College before creating The Off/Page Project, a new collaboration between Youth Speaks and The Center for Investigative Reporting, that garnered national attention upon its launch in August 2013. He also serves as a contributor and social media manager for The Bigger Picture.