Friday, July 6, 2012

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

Smack Dab open mic with featured performers Eric Sasson and Daniel Redman

Wednesday, July 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.

Eric Sasson received his M.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and has taught fiction writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop.
His short story collection, "Margins of Tolerance," was the 2011 Tartt First Fiction Award runner-up and is forthcoming from Livingston Press in May 2012. His story "Floating" was a finalist for the Robert Olen Butler prize.

Other recent publication credits include stories forthcoming in Explosion Proof as well as recently published in Connotation Press, BLOOM, Nashville Review, The Puritan, Liquid Imagination, Alligator Juniper, Trans, The Ledge, MARY magazine and THE2NDHAND, among others. He's honored to have been awarded a 2010 residency fellowship to the Anderson Center in Minnesota, where he completed an edit of his first novel. He has also been awarded a Hambidge residency for August 2012. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Daniel Redman: Since he read Leaves of Grass back in 2005, Daniel Redman has been setting it to chanted song. So far, he's set thirty-one poems, including the entire first chapter and several from Song of Myself and Calamus. This project has been profiled in Tablet, the SF Bay Times, and By day, he is an attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights where he heads the Del Martin Memorial LGBT Elder Advocacy Initiative. He is also a GLAAD Media Award-nominated journalist whose work has appeared in The Advocate, The Nation, Slate, The American Prospect, and The New Republic.

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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