HELP US WELCOME IN THE FALL!
BRING: Your open hearts, your bravery, you vulnerability, friendship, listening, and have fun with us. Oh yeah, and your poems, your songs, your jokes, your short stories (we will cut you off if you go over time.) and or interpretive dance. Bring snacks, (poets, performers and bookstore workers like snacks), but nothing too messy please, we gotta help keep that bookstore clean.
REMINDER: We sometimes are flexible with this rule, but if you sign up for the open mic, that means that you are signing up to be a part of the whole show, that means you stay for the whole thing.
SIGN UPS: show up on time if you want to be on the mic. 7pm is when the sign up list goes up, the show should start at 7:30pm, and remember it is FREE! With a suggested donation. List fills up fast so get there on time. But never fear, there is always an if we have time list. Signing up gets you 5 minutes to do 1 piece, and 1 piece only, we will stop you if you go over time.
Baruch and Blythe are very happy to bring you this month’s show, the feature is a very talented writer named Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano!
ALSO, don’t forget to buy a book while you’re here, Modern Times also sells zines, poetry books, cards, gift books, art books, magazines, erotica (AH YEAH!) children’s books, journals and bags! Yaaay!
Queer Xicano writer of Rarámuri descent, Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-nominated Santo de la Pata Alzada: Poems from the Queer/Xicano/Positive Pen (Evelyn Street Press, 2005) and Amorcito Maricón (Kórima Press, 2014).
Along with Adelina Anthony and Dino Foxx, Lorenzo is a co-author of Tragic Bitches: An Experiment in Queer Xicana & Xicano Performance Poetry (Kórima Press, 2011), and the editor of Queer Codex: Chile Love (allgo/Evelyn Street Press, 2004), an anthology of visual and literary works by queer men of color from across the U.S.; Queer Codex: Rooted (allgo/Evelyn Street Press, 2008), a mix-genre anthology by queer women and trans-identified writers and visual artists; and, Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry (Kórima Press, 2013).
His work appears in Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press, 2008), edited by Emanuel Xavier, as well as the journals, ZYZZYVA: the journal of West Coast writers and artists; and, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought.
A member of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Workshop, Lorenzo was trained and mentored by Sharon Bridgforth and the late Ana Sisnett and raúlrsalinas. Lorenzo holds a Masters in Liberal Arts from St. Edward’s University and is the founder of Kórima Press, an independent publishing effort aimed at fomenting Queer Chicana/o and Xicana/o literary art.
Queer Open Mic Featuring LORENZ HERRERA Y LOZANO
Friday, September 26
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco!