Smack Dab open mic hosted by Larry-bob Roberts and Kirk Read
With featured performer Jai Arun RavineWednesday, May 16, 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.
Note: there is no June 2012 Smack Dab. We return in July 2012.
Featured performer bio:
Jai Arun Ravine is a text-based artist working in film/video, movement and performance. Most recently they are the author of a book of experimental poetics, AND THEN ENTWINE (Tinfish Press, 2011), the creator of a film project on Thai and Thai American trans-masculinities, TOM/TRANS/THAI (2011), and the creator of a multi-media performance on identity tourism, THE PACKAGE TOUR (2011), which was staged at Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley) and the African American Art & Culture Complex (San Francisco). A recipient of fellowships from ComPeung, Djerassi and Kundiman, Jai is also a staff writer for Lantern Review. For more information on projects, events and publications, please visit http://jaiarunravine.wordpress.com/
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
I write novels, short stories and screenplays.
I am the author of eight published novels and three unpublished screenplays. You can read about all my pubished works at http://alanchinauthor.com
I live and write half of each year at my home in Southern California, and spend the other half of each year traveling the globe with my husband, Herman Chin.