July 22nd: Queer Open Mic with Blythe Baldwin

Hey there San Francisco!

How’s that Summer coming? Got your woolly hats? Got your fingerless gloves and long, dashing scarves? Layering to the max?

Yeah, we hear you. “Coldest winter I ever spent” and all that (apocryphal, apparently. Twain never said it. We just go on remembering it because it happens to be true.). When the fog rolls in so fast you feel like it’s chasing you, and the wind that pushes it along makes it through every attempt at bundled-up style, Summer in San Francisco can be chilling to the point of defeat.

Don’t let it get you down, Oh brave Bay-Area Queers! Don’t let that fog seep into your bones and your brain and keep you from being the amazing, creative beasts that you are!

Put on your knee socks, your scarves and your jackets, and swing on over to Queer Open Mic! If you didn’t come last month, come on the double to check out the NEW Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th Street. (We LOVE it and they’re staying!) Bring your stories of warm days in January, or your tales of mystery in the July chill. Bring your open hearts and your clear bright minds, and listen to our Feature, Blythe Baldwin. She’s a Bay Area native just like you – perhaps she’s got some clues for keeping warm this Summer.

About Blythe Baldwin

Blythe Baldwin is a performance poet and visual artist. Hailing from the Bay Area, she attended Pitzer college where she created her own major: Narrative Arts. She has performed spoken word at The Berkeley Poetry Slam, The Oakland Poetry Slam, The Vetted Word Showcase, Return to the Tender Nob part of the International Home Theater Festival, Califia Festival, K’vestch Queer Open Mic, and The San Francisco Queer Open Mic. This last year she competed as a semi-finalist for the 2011 Berkeley Poetry Slam Season. She spends her days working in media production and by night writes poetry and draws comics.

Queer Open Mic featuring Blythe Baldwin!
Friday, July 22, 2011
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco

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