January 11th, 2008

fightingwords

I'm co-hosting the QOM tonight!

Hey, folks--I'm pinch-hitting as co-host tonight with the fabulous Mollena Williams. Come listen to awesome features and support local writers.

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Queer Open Mic
8pm (7:30 Open Mic Sign Up)
$1 - 5 cover
Three Dollar Bill Cafe
1800 Market Street.

Coming to QOM this Friday are famous touring NYC slam poet Jonathan Sands and super famous (and lucky for us she's currently local) Sister Spit alum Sara Seinberg. Neither of these rock star poets perform in SF much and as of press release time this is the only SF stop on Jonathan Sands tour. Both veterans of crowds large and small (drunk and sober) come on our to the Queer Open Mic and let them wow and woo you with some powerful and intense words.

Sara Seinberg is a writer and photographer living in san francisco. she is currently working on some scripts, some essays, making new visual work, and writing a novel called the madness of a simple red stone , a modern re-telling of the myth of pandora. she is hoping to fulfill a lifelong dream of following in the footsteps of jo from "facts of life" by learning to ride a motorcycle. She has also performed in about a zillion places and was the create catalyst behind starting K'vetsch - currently one of the longest running queer open mics and cabarets in San Francisco.

Jonathan Sands' poetry is a genuine look into the mind of a moment wrapped up neatly into an anvil, then dropped from a sixty story building. An Ohio native, Sands now resides in New York City's legendary slam scene where in his first year of competition he captured a slot on the LouderARTS New York City slam team, then rip-roared his way through the national scene as a finalist at the 2007 National Poetry Slam in Austin, TX. He has authored two chapbooks, In its Own Imaginative Engine (2006) and Being Human Being (2007). Blending youthful idealism with forceful passion and a drop of fire, Sands' work probes society and self in search of our most difficult answers.

Queer Open Mic is hosted by Cindy Emch and Mollena Williams.