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QUEER OPEN MIC
Date Friday May 13
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
1800 Market @ Octavia
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorCindy
QUEER OPEN MIC
Friday May 13th @ Three Dollar Bill Cafe!
1800 Market St @ Octavia, SF

Featuring Meliza Bañales
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sign up at 7:30, performances at 8pm. Subvert the superstitions and reclaim the magic of Friday the 13th at the Queer Open Mic. Anything could happen...


Plus you get to hear Meliza Bañales, who has been called, "The girl with the sense of humor of a jackknife." She originally hails from Los Angeles and is the youngest of four kids from working-poor parents. The first Latina to ever win a Bay Area slam championship, she has been a fixture in the poetry slam community for the past six years. She has performed in just about everywhere--parks, bars, street corners, universities, restaurants, cross-country, internationally-- and with just about everyone from school children to Alice Walker, June Jordan, and Ana Castillo.

Her work can be found in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Revolutionary Voices, Lodestar Quarterly, and Laundry Pen, and through her own publications, published on both Chula and Monkey Press. Her work has often been called "edgy", "political", and "muy caliente". Always looking to fight the good fight, Meliza's work uses humor and personal stories to display larger truths and oppressions. She has co-written the play Starfuckers (2004), is a regular contributor to On Our Backs, andreleased the album Happy Accident (2004). Her first collection of poems, Say It With Your Whole Mouth, can be found on Monkey Press
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 10th, 2005 5:08 PM

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