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Well truly there is art always happening in this town. But here's some art that I am involved in. Woot. Please come if you can!

Monday 11/26 It's So You Reading @ A Different Light in the Castro
(more details to come)

Ali Liebegott features at Queer Open Mic
December 14, 2007
8pm show (7:30 sign up for open mic)
Three Dollar Bill Café
1800 Market Street

The infamous and always impressive Ali Liebegott is featuring at Queer Open Mic and bringing a brand new chapbook just for the occasion! Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for her book The Beautifully Worthless, author of the totally rockin novel The IHOP Papers, as well as a contributor to the new anthology It’s So You: 35 Women on Fashion (edited by Michelle Tea) Ali will help you dream dreams and discover the warm fuzzy nostalgia of your imagined youth. Her work has been described by Eileen Myles as “an outrageous act of kindness.” Do yourself a favor and come on down to the Queer Open Mic and get your heart all warmed up for the chilly fog laden days ahead.

 

Queer Open Mic is hosted by Cindy Emch and Mollena Williams. They consider it a pretty awesome holiday gift when you come and share your work. Come on over – say howdy and let’s toast a hot chocolate (or a cold beer) together over some art.

 

 

 

 

emchy: (QOM by charlotte gutierrez)
Wahoo the article in the BAR came out about the grant that Queer Open Mic won! Yay.

I am slightly misquoted - but it's alright. I think it was really cool for the BAR to put a lot of effort into this story though. Photographer and everything.

here you go!
http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=2366



ETA - link is fixed
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Hey All
Next Friday  Oct 26th the new and improved super awesome Queer Open Mic is happening. And for the 2nd time in our humble history the whole dang show is a BENEFIT! Woot!

Featuring the immensely talented and always charming Charlie Anders. Mollena and I will be passing the hat to help raise money for the Pete and Colleen Fund. Two important members of our queer san francisco community - Pete and Colleen just lost just about everything they had in the world to an apartment fire. Now any arsty, queer, lefty, social justicey, non-profit, co-op loving san franciscan - heck essentially anyone who rents an apartment in SF can understand why - when things like this happen to people in our community - we should step up and lend a hand.

And this time you can step up and lend a hand just by listening to some awesome queer lit. What a deal!

So put on your helpful hats, bring an extra few bucks  to donate - and we'll see you at Queer Open Mic this Friday - Oct 26th.
You folks rock and roll. Please spread the word.

and now... more about the featured reader!

Charlie Anders is a dwarf cactus. She wrote a novel, Choir Boy, and co-edited the anthology She's Such A Geek. She publishes other magazine and organizes the Writers With Drinks reading series. Her writing has appeared in McSweeneys.net, Mother Jones, Salon.com, the SF Chronicle, the SF Bay Guardian, Pindeldyboz, ZYZZYVA, Watchword and a bunch of anthologies. She has stuff forthcoming in Sex For America, Fucking Daphne and the MonkeyBicycle humor anthology.


Queer Open Mic
@ Vince & Pete's Three Dollar Bill Cafe
1800 Market St., SF
sign up @ 730
show @ 800
$1 - 100 donations happily accepted
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Queer Open Mic is this Friday people and DAMN do we have some rowdy fun planned.

First off, please come and welcome our new host Mollena Williams. To ensure some maximum mayhem Mollena will be introducing a new (and possibly recurring) QOM feature - the FISHBOWL RANT. Using a collection of words / thoughts / prompts that audience members put into a fishbowl - Mo will do a random 60 second rant. If you haven't heard or seen Mo rant before - please know - anything can and likely will happen.

Also we are both super geeky dorky excited to welcome local literati Jennifer Blowdryer to the QOM stage. If you don't know Jennifer's work, be prepared to be regaled by bitey funny tales of trendy people and punk rock pontifications. She is awesome people - you will love it the most.

So come on over to Vince and Pete's Three Dollar Bill Cafe at 1800 Market Street. This Friday August 24th, 7:30 to sign up to perform, 8pm to just watch the show. It's gonna be damn fun. All queers of all sorts are welcome. Donations of $1-$5 pay the feature for their art.

www.myspace.com/queeropenmic

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I am so excited about the next QOM. Not only is there an extra week off to get all rested and polish up those poems - but we have one of the finest poets in the country coming over and she's bringing her accordion!

J. Fantôme Wilber is a traveller girl who loves words, wandering ghosts, wondertales, and whiskey.  She tells stories because she is stories.  She writes poetry and prose about desire and freedom and danger, travel, nights of boozing, her misspent youth, smoky clubs, and other things that make her ghost-heart thump faster.   She writes magical realist fiction about things like mysterious deaths, men who get turned into bears, girls who live in lakes, and the circus.  When performing, she often accompanies herself on the accordion.  She has run away with the circus five times, and other than being a writer she is also a musician, human pincushion, glass-walker, burlesque dancer, and clown; and she has been known to spin punk rock records at various bars throughout the midwest.   You can find out more about her by visiting her website: http://sadandbeautifulworld.net/.



Queer Open Mic
July 13
730 sign up, 8pm show
@ $3 Bill Cafe
1800 Market Street in SF
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Is it possible that queer open mic isn't quite queer enough for you people throughout the year? maybe you want us to up the ante? i am not even sure how we could possibly be even more gayer - but come on over this friday and watch me and sherilyn try :)

for your fancy pants entertainment we decided to get gay grande with some travelin troubadours. that's right people - like all good gaybots in the bay area in june - QOM has some awesome out of town guests that will wow the pants off of you!

Ryka Aoki de la Cruz
Ryka Aoki de la Cruz is a trans goth dyke who has recently appeared at the National Queer Arts Festival, Atlanta Pride, UCLA's OutCRY, Santa Cruz Pride, and Emory University's Pride Week. Ryka was keynote speaker at UC Santa Barbara's 2005 Pride Week and was the inaugural performer for San Francisco's first ever Transgender Stage at San Francisco Pride 2005.

LotSix
LotSix is a Philadelphia based musician, songwriter, computer nrrd, & multimedia performance artist who jokingly refers to her unique art as "self-karaoke": live singing & dancing to original prerecorded music with projected images and lyrics. LotSix treats audiences with smart, funny, danceable, laptop electro rock songs accompanied by visuals further conveying the many dimensions of her angsty wry humor.

Queer Open Mic in SF
2nd & 4th Fridays every month at the Three Dollar Bill Cafe

Open mic readers of all ages, cultures, genders, regions and affiliations are more than welcome to grab a little bit of gay glory behind the mic. Readers are encouraged to perform one piece that is five minutes or less. Sign up at 7:30, show at 8pm. $1 - $5 donation is strongly encouraged.

**portions of this announcement might just go too far with alliteration and gay text. girl you know it's true. but we will survive.
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but tonight a whole lotta artists made a whole lotta magic up on a stage that i had the honor to co-host. i feel humbled and blessed and like i got the good parts. i feel so much gratitude. there were too many highlights to list highlights.jen cross was the awesome. the last minute toury people (Hazel Pine, Neely Bat and the Dandelion Junk Queen) were awesome. Audience drumrolls while bios are read are the awesome. Fuck. It was just awesome. Yes words are officially failing me. Maybe it being 2:20am has something to do with it.

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Ok - not only am i SPAZZY excited to have Jen Cross as a feature

we now ALSO have the ladies from Grit and Glitter, a zine on femme identity, that is a split between Neely Bat Chestnut and Hazel Pine. Neely also writes Mend My Dress zine, and Hazel does Cursive Bomb.  Their musical friends Yankee Sheila join in the feature with an accordion and a muscial saw.

A MUSICAL SAW, SMUT, FEMINISM and an ACCORDION!!!

I am sorry but you are seriously nutso if you miss this open mic. I am there with a billion bells on - on and I will be reading. For certain. So... see you there. If you're not square and shit.

xoxo

yea  yea yea
8pm
$3 BIll Cafe
1800 Market St
SF CA

and $1 - $5 (and more I mean come ON they're TOURING!!!!!) donations - no one turned away for lack of funds aka free but donations encouraged.
emchy: (i wanna be dean martin)
Hey Y'all
Please come and hang out with me at this rad open mic I host. You'll get to hear pomes, stories, songs and radical revolutionary art and shit. Let's rock it out.
(also, if you can please pass the word)

xo
Cindy M. Emchy


QUEER OPEN MIC



When:

December 10th Featured Writer: Michelle Tea


Sign up @7:30, Show @ 8pm

Where:

Three Dollar Bill Cafe
1800 Market@Octavia

QUEER OPEN MIC prepares for the holiday season with a lighter schedule.
For December, QUEER OPEN MIC will happen only on the second Friday of the month!

On December 10th we are proud to feature local rock star poet Michelle Tea.
Michelle has published the novels, "The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America”, "Valencia" and "The Chelsea Whistle". Her work has been included in the forthcoming anthologies: "Women Who Eat" "Punk Rock Porn", "Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws", "Coming Out of the Closet Again", and "Night". She has most recently published an illustrated (graphic) novel, "Rent Girl", with artist Laurenn McCubbin.


Why a Queer Open Mic on a Friday night?
Because the queers will not be silenced, because sharing art is a revolutionary act, because coming together to kick some serious literary a** is unbelievably fun, because your voice and your experience is unique and needs to be heard, for these reasons and more come on over to a friendly and fabulous open mic for the entire queer community! Let's create a space for spoken word, poetry and performance that is multi cultural, multi gendered, completely inclusive and dynamic.


Scheduled upcoming featured readers include: Wendy-O-Matik (1/14), Tag Team Feature Kate & Horehound (1/28), Suzy La Follette (2/11), Angie Krass (2/25), Soledad Decosta (3/11) and many many more!

SPECIFIC EVENT DETAILS:
Open Mic sign up begins at 7:30, readings start at 8pm. Anyone with special needs should contact Cindy the night of the event for any specific accommodations. $1-5 donations benefit the performers and The Center (www.sfcenter.org) in an effort to encourage more queer art in our community. No one turned away for lack of funds. (Open mic readers get 5 minutes, one poem or 3 pages of prose, whichever fits the material best)


For more QUEER OPEN MIC info contact:
Cindy M. Emch, indigo_cin@yahoo.com or visit www.threedollarbill.com



Host Cindy Emch is a farm town poet finding the small bits of rural in the big city. She has been writing poetry for twenty years and has self published three chapbooks: "The Brahma of the Blue Shoe", "Autumn Leaves Don't Always Turn", and "Notes from a Big Tough Journal". She has read at open mics from Michigan to San Francisco and is currently hosting the Queer Open Mic at the Three Dollar Bill Café in San Francisco. A true believer in the revolutionary power of art, she tries in every poem to provoke the listener to feel just a little more.
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QUEER OPEN MIC - this Friday!!!

Featuring the freaking fabulous KIRK READ! Plus a whole host of right on rocking people on the open mic.

Sign up at 7:30, reading starts at 8pm

at the Three Dollar Bill Cafe - 1800 Market @ Octavia

Cost is $1 - $5

and the whole point of the shindig is to come together in a friendly, open space and create some community amongst artsy fartsy queer folk of all shapes, sizes, colors and identities. Come on over - it's a good time!

This week only - extra fancy chocolates for every reader...WAHOO!!!!

[livejournal.com profile] cindymonkey  is your host for this one - email, comment or whichever to get more details

[livejournal.com profile] cindymonkey
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QUEER OPEN MIC

Featuring Sherilyn Connelly & Miriam Sachs-Martin

     

When: Friday October 22nd

Sign up @7:30, Show @ 8pm

Where: Three Dollar Bill Cafe

1800 Market@Octavia

How: $1-$5 donation – no one turned away for lack of funds

all the details )


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QUEER OPEN MIC RIDES AGAIN THIS FRIDAY!!!

Friday Oct 8th - sign up @ 7:30, start readin' @ 8pm


QUEER OPEN MIC @ Three Dollar Bill Cafe is here again – flushed, flirty and featuring the witty words of Erin O’Briant. Erin O'Briant is a San Francisco writer and spoken word performer. She is the co-host and founder of the popular Oral Fixation open mic and is writing her first novel, Glitter Girls. Currently a MFA student in creative writing, she works as a freelance marketing writer and journalist.


Why a Queer Open Mic on a Friday night? Because the queers will not be silenced, because sharing art is a revolutionary act, because coming together to kick some serious literary ass is unbelievably fun, because your voice and your experience is unique and needs to be heard, for these reasons and more come on over to a friendly and fabulous open mic for the entire queer community! Let's create a space for spoken word, poetry and performance that is multi cultural, multi gendered, completely inclusive and dynamic.


Scheduled upcoming featured readers include: Miriam Sachs-Martin & Sherilyn Connelly (10/22); and Kirk Read (11/12); Michelle Tea (12/10); Wendy-O-Matik (1/14), and Suzy La Follette (2/11)


SPECIFIC EVENT DETAILS: QUEER OPEN MIC happens on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month at the THREE DOLLAR BILL CAFÉ on the first floor of the SF LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER at 1800 Market @ Octavia in SF and is hosted by cindymonkey


Open Mic sign up begins at 7:30, readings start at 8pm. $1-5 donations benefit the performers and The Center (www.sfcenter.org) in an effort to encourage more queer art in our community. No one turned away for lack of funds. (Open mic readers/performers get 5 minutes, one poem or 3 pages of prose, whichever fits the material best and new rule: backing tracks can be used for spoken word only - musicians must be self sufficient)


For more QUEER OPEN MIC info contact: Cindy M. Emch, indigo_cin@yahoo.com or visit www.threedollarbill.com
emchy: (monkeyhead)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24th



 


QUEER OPEN MIC


Featuring local performance poet Daphne Gottlieb


 




When:
Friday September 24
Sign up @7:15 Show @ 8pm

Where:
Three Dollar Bill Cafe
1800 Market@Octavia
 
How:










$1-$5 donation – no one turned away for lack of funds



OPEN MIC @ Three Dollar Bill Cafe is here again – flushed and flirty from the enthusiastic support of writers, singers, performers and audiences that are packing the joint every second and fourth Fridays of the month! On September 24th we will feature the intensely stunning and razor blade sharp work of nationally renowned San Francisco poet Daphne Gottlieb (full bio below), there will be prizes for every reader and a free raffle for one lucky audience member.





In only it’s second month, QUEER OPEN MIC has already been hailed as “one of the best open mic’s I’ve ever been to” by August featured reader Lauren Wheeler; “an incredibly supportive environment” by the up and coming Goddess Barbara; compared to the iconic Josie’s Juice joint by Joyce Slaton of the SF Weekly; and has featured Jackie Strano, Shar Rednour, Lynnee Breedlove and Lauren Wheeler and on the open mic included amazing surprises by such local luminaries as Horehound Stillpoint, Jen Collins, Monique Everhart, and Fresh! White.


 


Scheduled upcoming featured readers include:Erin O’Briant (10/8); Miriam Sachs-Martin & Sherilyn Connelly (10/22); and Kirk Read (11/12)

QUEER OPEN MIC happens on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month at the THREE DOLLAR BILL CAFÉ on the first floor of the SF LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER at 1800 Market @ Octavia in SF and is hosted by Cindy M. Emch.

Open Mic sign up begins at 7:30, readings start at 8pm. $1-5 donations benefit the Femina Potens (www.feminapotens.com) and The Center (www.sfcenter.org) in an effort to encourage more queer radical art in our community. No one turned away for lack of funds. (Open mic readers get 5 minutes, one poem or 3 pages of prose, whichever fits the material best)




 


Daphne Gottlieb Bio


www.finalgirl.net


San Francisco-based Performance Poet Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author of Final Girl (Soft Skull Press, 2003), Why Things Burn (Soft Skull Press, 2001) and Pelt (Odd Girls Press, 1999). Final Girl was named one of the The Village Voice's Favorite Books of 2003, and received rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Village Voice. Why Things Burn was the winner of a 2001 Firecracker Alternative Book Award (Special Recognition — Spoken Word) and was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for 2001.


Recent press has praised her work as "fierce," "unapologetic," "scorching" and "deliriously gutsy." She has been widely published in journals and anthologies including nerve.com, Exquisite Corpse and Short Fuse: A Contemporary Anthology of Global Performance Poetry.


Besides anchoring three national performance poetry tours, recently featuring with Maggie Estep, Hal Sirowitz and Lydia Lunch, Gottlieb has also appeared across the country with the Slam America bus tour and with notorious all-girl wordsters Sister Spit. She has performed at festivals coast-to-coast, including South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, and Ladyfest Bay Area.


She is the poetry editor of the online queer literary magazine Lodestar Quarterly, as well as Other Magazine and was a co-organizer of ForWord Girls, the first spoken word festival for anyone who is, has been or will be a girl, which was held in September 2002.


Gottlieb has also performed and taught creative writing workshops around the country, from high schools and colleges to community centers. She received her MFA from Mills College.  


 


For more QUEER OPEN MIC info contact:
Cindy M. Emch, indigo_cin@yahoo.com

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SEPTEMBER QUEER OPEN MIC

When:
Friday September 10th and 24th
Sign up @



7:15, Show @ 8pm

Where:
Three Dollar Bill Cafe
1800 Market@Octavia



Who:

9/10 Lynnee Breedlove

Breedlove, who can't concentrate for long, wrote the novel Godspeed for and about the ADD generation. Shim's fronted the dyke/trans punk band Tribe 8 for 14 years and wears herms baggiest sweats to perform in the homohop duo SLAMB (Stop Looking at My Boyfriend). Breedlove is the headmaster of Unka Lynnee's Skool 4 Boyz, a columnist for On Our Backs Magazine, and the former owner of Lickety Split, an all-girl bike messenger company.

 

9/24 Daphne Gottlieb

San Francisco-based Performance Poet Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author of Final Girl (Soft Skull Press, 2003), Why Things Burn (Soft Skull Press, 2001) and Pelt (Odd Girls Press, 1999). Final Girl was named one of the The Village Voice's Favorite Books of 2003.Why Things Burn was the winner of a 2001 Firecracker Alternative Book Award (Special Recognition — Spoken Word) and was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for 2001.

 

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$1-$5 donation – no one turned away for lack of funds


QUEER OPEN MIC @ Three Dollar Bill Cafe is here again – flushed and flirty from the enthusiastic support of writers, singers, performers and audiences that are packing the joint every second and fourth Fridays of the month! As always there are prizes for every reader and a free raffle for one lucky audience member.




In only it’s second month, QUEER OPEN MIC has already been hailed as  “an incredibly supportive environment” by the up and coming Goddess Barbara; compared to the iconic Josie’s Juice joint by Joyce Slaton of the SF Weekly; and has featured amazing surprises by such local luminaries as Horehound Stillpoint, Jen Collins, Monique Everhart, Fresh! White, Guy Gayle and upcoming feature Daphne Gottlieb on the open mic!

 

Scheduled upcoming featured readers include:Erin O’Briant (10/8); Miriam Sachs-Martin & Sherilyn Connelly (10/22); and Kirk Read (11/12)

QUEER OPEN MIC happens on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month at the THREE DOLLAR BILL CAFÉ on the first floor of the SF LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER at 1800 Market @ Octavia in SF and is hosted by Cindy M. Emch.

Open Mic sign up begins at 7:30, readings start at 8pm. $1-5 donations benefit the Femina Potens (www.feminapotens.com) and The Center (www.sfcenter.org) in an effort to encourage more queer radical art in our community. No one turned away for lack of funds. (Open mic readers get 5 minutes, one poem or 3 pages of prose, whichever fits the material best)



 

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