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Friday, October 22, 2004
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location Details:
Three Dollar Bill Cafe
1800 Market St @ Octavia



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

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!
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.

Sherilyn Connelly is a San Francisco-based writer. She's featured at shows such as K'vetch, The Unhappy Hour, Siren, Poetry Mission and Ladyfest Bay Area. Her theatrical forays include acting in stage productions of Night of the Living Dead, The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Zippy the Pinhead as well as adapting and directing a live-action Twilight Zone episode. She also co-produces the cult public access show kittypr0n, which you should watch.

Miriam R. Sachs Martín is hotter than flamin' hot cheetos, and jucier than the Lexington Reservoir. She loves to muck around in the place where poetry becomes intimacy and the word becomes song. She's a queer Cuban Jew who flourishes in East San José, where she practices creating community, loving G-d, and being a crazy cat lady.

Scheduled upcoming featured readers include: Kirk Read (11/12); Michelle Tea (12/10); Wendy-O-Matik (1/14), Angie Krass (TBD) and Suzy La Follett (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 Cindy M. Emch. Open Mic sign up begins at 7:30, readings start at 8pm. $1-5 donations benefit the performers and The Center ( 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, or visit

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.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Oct 20, 2004 1:19PM
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