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View other events for the week of 11/12/2004
Date Friday November 12
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Three Dollar Bill Cafe
1800 Market St @ Octavia
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorCindy Emch
QUEER OPEN MIC prepares for the holiday season with a lighter schedule. For November and December, QUEER OPEN MIC will happen only on the second Friday of the month!

On November 12th we will feature the fierce words of Kirk Read.. Kirk Read is the author of "How I Learned to Snap" and hosts lots of literary and performance events, including the open mic Smack Dab on third Wednesdays at Magnet. He is a harm reduction counselor and volunteer coordinator at St. James Infirmary, a free health care clinic for sex workers. He can be found at

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: Michelle Tea (12/10), Wendy-O-Matik (1/14), Suzy La Follette (2/11) and Angie Krass (2/25)

QUEER OPEN MIC (usually)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. Anyone with special needs should contact the host the night of the event for any specific accommodations. $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)
Added to the calendar on Friday Oct 29th, 2004 12:59 PM
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