Thursday, April 12, 2012

Smack Dab open mic, April 18, 8pm

Smack Dab open mic hosted by Larry-bob Roberts and Kirk Read

With writer-musician Brent Calderwood as featured performer.
Wednesday, April 18, 8pm, open mic signup starts at 7:30
At Magnet, your neighborhood queer health center, 4122 18th Street between Castro and Collingwood.

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

Featured performer bio:
San Francisco writer-musician Brent Calderwood's poetry has appeared in the American Poetry Journal, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, and the anthology "Divining Divas." He is a current Pushcart Prize nominee and 2011 winner of the Atlanta Queer Lit Festival Broadside Contest, judged by Mark Doty. His essays have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, OUT Magazine, and a forthcoming anthology on Joni Mitchell. He is the Literary Editor for A&U Magazine and Associate Editor for Lambda Literary and the poetry journal Assaracus. His music was featured in the 2009 film The Butch Factor, making him one of the few
gay poets on IMDB. His website is

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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