August 24th:The San Francisco Queer Open Mic featuring Joanna Hoffman!

Hello QOMers! Summer’s almost over, lets keep the fun going with another incredible Queer Open Mic show!  I hope you all enjoyed our new space, The Museum of Performance and Design is pretty rockin’ and we loved being there last July. So we’re doing it again this month!

The Museum of Performance and design is easy to get to  from Civic Center Bart, is fully accessible and run by some lovely folks!

Check em out and the other awesome things they do at

Here is their address, 401 Van Ness Avenue 4th Floor Suite 402 in San Francisco at the Veterans Building.

Bring all your friends, your poems, your songs, your comedy, your stories.

now to learn about our awesome feature.

I’ve known about Joanna Hoffman and her work for a very long time and recently we were both finalist for the Write Bloody Poetry Contest! I’m very excited she will finally be joining us at the SFQOM. She is a spoken word poet originally from Silver Spring, MD and now living in Brooklyn. She has been on four National Poetry Slam teams. In 2006, she was on the DC/Baltimore team which ranked 4th in the nation. Since relocating to New York for grad school, she has joined the Spoken World Almanac Project and featured at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. In 2011, she represented Urbana at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, National Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam, placing in the top 10 at each. In 2012, she represented Louder Arts at the Women of the World Poetry Slam and placed 4th. She has been published in Spindle and as part of the recent GirlChild Press anthology, Women’s Work and the Jewish lesbian poetry anthology Milk and Honey. When not performing poetry, she works at a non-profit organization and runs in Prospect Park.

Friday August 24th, SAME QUEER TIME 7:30 NEW VENUE!!!  Museum of Performance and Design

SAME QUEER LIST list goes up at 7:00pm folks, it fills up fast so get there on time

SAME QUEER RULES signing up gets you a slot to do 1 piece and 1 piece only.

That’s 5 minutes to perform 1 piece and 1 piece only


-Only original work please, no covers.

-Please bring something you’ve made, don’t just read us a blog post.

-We do not do trigger warnings. We provide a space for people who make, write and perform art, you never know what you’re going to get. So brace yourselves and if the waters get rough, hug a friend, and we will get through it together, we believe sharing these experience is the beauty of the open mic. If you as an individual artist want to do a trigger warning before your 5 minute performance, you can totally do it. It is just not our policy that everyone has to or should.

-You do not have to be Queer to Perform, just respect the Queer Space.

UG! so many rules, just come and have a good time! Join me and Blythe, my lovely co-host for a night of poetry/music and queer ol’ times.

see you there my lovely QOMers!


Baruch Porras-Hernandez – Head Organizer/Curator

Museum of Performance and Design. Veterans Building, Civic Center, 401 Van Ness, Suite 402, 4th Floor, San Francisco CA, 94102

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