December 20th: The San Francisco Queer Open Mic featuring: SONYA RENEE TAYLOR!

So, I’m just gonna say it, having Sonya Renee Taylor feature at this show has been one of my dreams ever since I stepped on as a curator back in 2009. 4 years later, it is now finally coming true!

I cannot wait for her to grace our little stage and bring her inspiring work to us. This poet is one of the most electrifying artists in the country, and one of the very few people that I call a super hero. She is a super hero folks. I say this with my whole heart, cause she saved me one night, she did. If you want to hear the story, you better come to the show, cause I’ll probably share it at the open mic. Till then, think good thoughts, be grateful, and Blythe and I will see you all soon, but, REMEMBER GUYS, the show is the third Friday this month, December 20th, not the fourth.

Same queer space! THE MODERN TIMES BOOKSTORE at 2919 24th in San Francisco.

Same queer time! 7:30

Same queer hosts, yay, me BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ, and my lovely co-host BLYTHE BALDWIN!! sign ups are at 7pm, signing up gets you one slot to do one piece and one piece only.

You only get 5 minutes, we will stop you if you go over time. List fills up fast!


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Performance Poet, Activist and transformational leader Sonya Renee is a National and International poetry slam champion, published author, and transformational leader. She has shared her work and activism across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands. She is the founder and CEO of the The Body is Not An Apology, an international movement of over 23,000 members focused on radical self love and body empowerment. Ms. Renee has been seen, heard and read on HBO, BET, MTV, TV One, NPR, PBS,CNN, Oxygen Network, New York Magazine,, Hiuffington Post, and many more. She has shared stages with such luminaries as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Cornell West, Amiri Baraka and more. Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally. Visit her at or

Queer Open Mic Featuring SONYA RENEE TAYLOR!
Friday, December 20!
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco

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  1. NOT to be missed!

    Matthew DeCoster | Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

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