October 28th: Queer Open Mic with Daphne Gottlieb!

The thing about Queer Open Mic falling on the fourth Friday of the month is that every October there’s really strong temptation to just talk about Halloween. That holiday really dominates the end of this month.

But who cares about it, y’know? What is so damn exciting about being something that you’re not for a little while? Yeah, we know all about liminal spaces and the value of spending time semi-anonymous, but frankly we think that who you are is a lot more exciting than who you aren ‘t.

Look at yourselves, you fabulous bunch of humans! Who you are is fantastic. No amount of costuming could possibly hope to match the diversity and pizazz of this community!

This Friday, come down to Queer Open Mic dressed as yourself, and share some personality. Our feature (return favorite Daphne Gottlieb) will certainly share hers.

Queer Open Mic with Daphne Gottlieb
San Francisco-based Performance Poet Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author and editor of nine books, most recently the poetry book
15 Ways to Stay Alive as well as co-editor (with Lisa Kester) of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words.? She is the editor of Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader, as well as the author of the poetry books Kissing Dead Girls, Final Girl, Why Things Burn and Pelt, and as the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious with artist Diane DiMassa.

Besides anchoring three national performance poetry tours, featuring with Maggie Estep, Hal Sirowitz and Lydia Lunch, Gottlieb has also appeared across the country with the Slam America bus tour and with notorious all-girl wordsters Sister Spit. She has performed at festivals coast-to-coast, including South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, and Ladyfest Bay Area.

Until 2006, she served as the poetry editor of the online queer literary magazine Lodestar Quarterly. She also was the poetry editor of Other Magazine and a co-organizer of ForWord Girls, the first spoken word festival for anyone who is, has been or will be a girl, which was held in September 2002.

Gottlieb teaches graduate-level creative writing, and has also performed and taught creative writing workshops at all levels around the country. She received her MFA from Mills College.

Queer Open Mic featuring Daphne Gottlieb!
Friday, October 28, 2011
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco

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