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Queer Open Mic

Friday, September 24, 2004
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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1800 Market St. @ Octavia


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Featuring local performance poet Daphne Gottlieb

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

Three Dollar Bill Cafe
1800 Market@Octavia

$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 ( and The Center ( 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
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, 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,
Added to the calendar on Thu, Sep 16, 2004 12:23PM
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