Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Smack Dab open mic guest co-host Wonder Dave

Smack Dab open mic hosted by Larry-bob Roberts and guest co-host Wonder Dave

Wednesday April 20
8pm, open mic signup starts at 7:30
At Magnet, your neighborhood queer health center, 4122 18th Street between Castro and Collingwood.

Featured performer bio:
Liz Prescott from Washington D.C. joins us as featured performer.
Liz's photo can be found at

Liz Prescott’s poetry is physical – rooted in the body, in experiences that can be touched, felt, and seen. It can be sexy, painful, tragic, or grotesque. “My first poetry teacher told me that he could always tell what a writer was afraid of because they would write around it,” Liz says. “So now, whenever I catch myself writing around something, avoiding something, I deliberately push myself into that space.”

Liz was a semi-finalist in Capturing Fire, the first national, queer poetry slam. She has featured previously at the original Busboys and Poets, *Sparkle* a queer driven open mic at the 5th and K location, and The Garden open mic at Bloombars.

She’s a board member of Mothertongue, a spoken word open mic by women for women; a planning committee member of Small is Beautiful, an arts collective that promotes local artists; and a founding member of the Small is Beautiful writing workshop.

She lives in DC where she plays a mean bass guitar and works for a group that advocates for healthcare reform, giving voice to those who will benefit directly from system change.

Smack Dab is all ages, all genders, all the time.

If you'd like to perform at the open mic, please bring five minutes of whatever you want to share. Musicians, one song. Prose writers: that's about two and a half double spaced pages of prose. We’re the friendliest open mic you’ll find but we pay attention to time so that nobody accumulates further open mic-related PTSD.

Presented by Army of Lovers, a project of the Queer Cultural Center with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Horizons Foundation, TheatreBayArea and the California Arts Council

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