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My Perverted Sucky Valentine Puts Out!Saturday, February 9Doors 7pm, Show 8pmThe Center for Sex and Culture1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
For an anti-Valentine’s event of epic proportions, two of San Francisco’s most celebrated erotic literary events join forces! On February 9, the Center will host the collision of Perverts Put Out and My Sucky Valentine! Come hear some of SF’s favorite erotic authors read and tell stories about dirty love, dirtier lovemaking and the train-wreck delights of romance-gone-wrong!
Our three-way of hosts will be Carol Queen, Simon Sheppard and Thomas S. Roche; expect filthy heartache from Bay Area luminaries Charlie Jane Anders, M. Christian, Daphne Gottlieb, Philip Huang, Allison Moon and horehound stillpoint. This event is a benefit for the Center for Sex and Culture and the St. James Infirmary.

My Perverted Sucky Valentine Puts Out!
Saturday, February 9
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103

For an anti-Valentine’s event of epic proportions, two of San Francisco’s most celebrated erotic literary events join forces! On February 9, the Center will host the collision of Perverts Put Out and My Sucky Valentine! Come hear some of SF’s favorite erotic authors read and tell stories about dirty love, dirtier lovemaking and the train-wreck delights of romance-gone-wrong!

Our three-way of hosts will be Carol Queen, Simon Sheppard and Thomas S. Roche; expect filthy heartache from Bay Area luminaries Charlie Jane Anders, M. Christian, Daphne Gottlieb, Philip Huang, Allison Moon and horehound stillpoint. This event is a benefit for the Center for Sex and Culture and the St. James Infirmary.

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Hard Day at the Office: Sex Workers on the Job

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Door-7:30p Show-8p

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco 94103

$10 to $20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

A benefit for the Center for Sex and Culture and the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)

A night of writing and performance inspired by the work in sexwork of all stripes, by the workers who do it. No fishnets, no oh baby. Just the strenuous, the sweaty, the sweet, the unglamourous, the determined and the damned, the hilarious, the embarrassing, the legal, the conflicted, the arrested, the triumphant, the boring, and the lost. Just a look at what money means, and what our bodies do that matters.

With: Apaulo Hart, Carol Queen, Chad Litz, Cho Whoreingsly Prancypants, Daphne Gottlieb, Jacques LeFemme, Janetta Johnson, Miss Lola Sunshine, Shelley “Muffie” Mays. 

MC: This American Whore’s Siouxsie Q. 

Curated by Lisa Kester.

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KATE BORNSTEIN BENEFIT / LIVE THROUGH THIS 2nd edition release celebration

Sunday, May 5, 2013 7:30pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco


Come join us celebrate the 2cd edition release of 'LIVE THROUGH THIS- ON CREATIVITY & SELF-DESTRUCTION' with an evening of performances and readings FEATURING

renegade musician/editor- SABRINA CHAP, 
punk rock poet - DAPHNE GOTTLIEB, 
sex genius - CAROL QUEEN 
transgender activist/poet - JULIA SERANO
and MORE!!!!

Proceeds of the evening will go to fellow ‘Live Through This’ contributor, and gender warrior Kate Bornstein!!!!!

5-10 suggested donation!!

ABOUT THE BOOK!!
"A stunning book. I found myself dreaming conversations with some of the writers—engaging in the conversation they begin here."
—Dorothy Allison

"This intimate book gives you all the tools for self-emergence."
—Janeane Garofalo

In a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography, Nan Goldin, Eileen Myles, bell hooks, and other cutting-edge artists explore their use of art to survive madness, abuse, incest, depression, and the impulse toward self-destruction manifest in eating disorders, cutting, addiction, and contemplation of suicide. The book confronts the brutality many women and girls encounter in the world around them, and bravely takes as its subject the often misunderstood violence they at times inflict upon themselves.

The diverse array of contributors here—novelists, poets, cartoonists, dancers, photographers, playwrights, burlesque performers—traverse the pains and passions that can both motivate and destroy women artists and mark a path for survival. Together they show that creative women are not destined to the fate of lost visionaries such as Woolf, Sexton, Arbus, and Plath. LIVE THROUGH THIS is a fearless exploration of women’s silent rage, the power that can come from internal struggle, and the possibility of transforming this burning force into fierce and enlightened work.

from SEVEN STORIES PRESS

Introduction by Amanda Palmer

With contributions by Margaret Cho, Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Swoon, Patricia Smith, Cristy Road, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Carolyn Gage, Eileen Myles, Fly, Diane DiMassa, Bonfire Madigan, Inga Muscio, Kate Bornstein, Toni Blackman, Nicole Blackman, Silas Howard, Daphne Gottlieb, and Stephanie Howell.

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June 22:THE SUPER QUEER OPEN MIC SHOW! part of the National Queer Arts Festival

June is finally on it’s way which means soon we will be having one of our happiest times a year, the month of PRIDE!

And to celebrate The San Francisco Queer Open Mic is going to have an amazing huge Pride Show! THE SUPER QUEER OPEN MIC SHOW!!!

During June, the SFQOM is going to be part of the National Queer Arts Festival! We are very happy and thankful to the Queer Cultural Center for their support.

So come celebrate 8 years, (that’s right folks 8 fricking fabulous queer as hell years) of providing a safe and sexy space for local emerging and established queer artists to come together and share their love, music, performances, writing and art.

The Theme of the National Queer Arts Festival is Milestones, and we got Milestones all over our faces! The Queer Open Mic I believe is a milestone in many queer artists lives in the community, particularly mine. But it’s not all about me folks, (who am I kidding, yes it is!) I know so many of our regulars have had life changing, life affirming and life altering experiences because of the San Francisco Queer Open Mic, which is why I felt we belonged in the festival. The two people featuring are folks who have been regulars with us for a long time and we could not be prouder to give them their first features!

TWO FEATURES! TWO SPECIAL GUESTS! and of course an Open Mic!

FEATURING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

AMY DENTATA started performing music at open mics in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to the Bay to pursue a career as an artist. While attending school in San Francisco, she simultaneously discovered the SF Queer Open Mic and a love for spoken word. Amy is currently putting the finishing touches on Bite, a collection of poetry and short stories. Her work will also appear in Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide for the trans community. This is her first feature performance.

DANA MORRIGAN is a humorist and was conceived in a short story by a latent genderqueer English professor in 1991 and was born at the San Francisco Queer Open Mic in July, 2008. She performs in a dizzying array of genres, and tickles people’s brains on Twitter under the name IdentityTBD. Before becoming a queer performer, Dana published scholarly articles on James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, wrote award-winning fiction, and was a Head Writer at Bloomingdale’s. She is proud to have been featured in the inspirational documentary Lemonade, and to have appeared naked on the cover of SSEX BBOX magazine.

SPECIAL GUESTS

REGIE CABICO is one of the country’s leading innovators and pioneers of The Poetry Slam having won 3 National Top Prizes and winning The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam. He has appeared on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and NPR’s Snap Judgement. His work is published in over 40 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.

DAPHNE GOTTLIEB 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.

Show is at 8pm, June 22nd.
Sign ups are at 7:30pm sharp

Center for Sex and Culture!
1349 Mission Street between 9th and 10th Streets
http://www.sexandculture.org/Contact%20

Cost
12$ to 20$ sliding scale, No one turned away.

Check out the event and the rest of the festival here
http://queerculturalcenter.org/NQAF/spoken-word/queer-open-mic/

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
http://queerculturalcenter.org/NQAF/spoken-word/queer-open-mic/

HOSTED BY your favorite Queer Homos!! BLYTHE AND BARUCH!!!

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