It’s that time again. Costumes have gone and the Big Holidays, with their candles and their jingle bells, are coming. We’ve only got a few weeks to breathe in between, and to take stock, and – if we’re to follow tradition – give thanks.
There’s something tremendously affirming, especially in a somewhat stressful season, in saying Thank You. Thank you sky, thank you world, thank you family and chosen family, thank you walking-feet and loving-heart, thank you tongue and lips for the gift of speech, thank you mind and thank you brain. Thank you to the new person in your life who made all the difference, thank you to the friend who was there all along, thank you for the moment of epiphany in the bath or the coffee shop, thank you for walking on the beach when there’s nobody there at all.
To let you gather with the people you gather with (or simply with yourself) we’re a week early this month, so why not come and share your Thank Yous with us on the third Friday, November 19th?
It’s November. What are you grateful for?
(And what is our bold and wonderful guest grateful for? Don’t you wanna find out? We sure do…)
About Tatyana Brown:
Tatyana Brown is a writer, educator, and community organizer based in San Francisco. She has read poems to teenagers on the mountaintops of British Columbia, told stories to captivated, pervy Bay Area audiences, and sold instant literature ranging from short stories to wedding vows as a street vending freelance writer in New York City. Tatyana is a cohost on The Oversocial Mofo Revue, along with Mike McGee and David Perez, and a member of the 2010 San Francisco City Slam Team (currently one of the top 10 slam teams in the nation). She has featured throughout the Bay Area and served as the Development Director at the 2009 Individual World Poetry Slam in Berkeley, CA. She is the longest standing Dirty Haiku Deathmatch Champion at Tourettes Without Regrets.
Queer Open Mic featuring Tatyana Brown!
Friday, November 19, 2010
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street (at 20th) in San Francisco