May 20th: Queer Open Mic with Liz Green

Hey hey, it’s May – and everything is topsy-turvy!

We’ve bid goodbye to our former home at 888 Valencia as our beloved Modern Times bookstore changes locations — and of course, we’re traveling too! This month (and, we think, this month only) we’ve been taken in by the amazing Borderlands Cafe, at 870 Valencia Street.

Not only are we at a brand new (temporary) location this month, but also we’re on a brand new (temporary) day. This month we’ll be on the 3rd Friday, May 20th, rather than our usual 4th Friday event time.

Can you handle the changes?!

Of course you can. Very probably you are a master of handling change. You’ve weathered the storms. You’ve come out on top. You could probably teach us a thing or two!

In fact, please do! Come on down to the Borderlands this month, and tell us about your change. And while you’re there, listen to our feature tell her story, radical pedagogy and all.

Liz Green performing at a poetry slam

About Liz Green
Liz Green is a writer, performer, and educator based in Oakland, California. As a performance poet, she has featured at slams, special showcases and workshops in middle schools, high schools, colleges and open mics across the country. She was on two national slam teams: San Francisco in 2004 and Berkeley in 2005. As a playwright and writer/performer, she has had her work produced at multiple local and national theater festivals. She received her BA from Vassar College and her MFA from Mills College in Creative Writing. She was a 2010 Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Voices Fellow in Fiction. She was accepted into the Tin House Writing Workshop in Fiction for 2011 where she will continue to work on her novel, The Ella Verse.

Liz is a long-time advocate of radical, critical pedagogy and was lucky enough to work with Augusto Boal on several occasions. She integrates his legacy and the work of Paulo Freire into her community college English curriculum.

She also plays trumpet with the Brass Liberation Orchestra, is a member of The Icarus Project, and geeks out on science fiction and comic books with Geek Girl on the Street.

Find out more at

She also thinks you’re awesome.

Queer Open Mic featuring Liz Green!
Friday, May 20, 2011
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Borderlands Cafe
870 Valencia Street in San Francisco

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