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Queer Open Mic: Hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Blythe Baldwin

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ When he’s not hosting the SFQOM Porras-Hernandez is a writer and performer. His poetry appears in Aim for the Head an anthology of zombie poetry (Write Bloody Publishing), Divining Divas 100 Poems by Gay Men on Their Muses (Lethe Press), Flicker and Spark Queer Poetry Anthology (Low Brow Press) and Tandem an anthology of the LitSlam contest winners for 2012 (Bicycle Comics Press). He has performed as a feature in Washington D.C., New York City, Canada and all over California. Porras-Hernandez holds a Bachelor Arts in Theatre Arts, Drama concentration from Sonoma State University. He was born in Toluca, Mexico.

BLYTHE BALDWIN is a performance poet, storyteller, and visual artist. Hailing from the Bay Area, she attended Pitzer college where she created her own major: Narrative Arts. Blythe has performed her poetry on air with KPFA and has been televised on KCSM’s The Bay Today. She has performed spoken word at The Berkeley Poetry Slam, The Oakland Poetry Slam, The VettedWord Showcase, Return to The Tender Nob: Home Theater Festival, Califia Festival, K’vestch Queer Open Mic, Bawdy Storytelling, Punk Blood Bath 2.0, Life With Laughter, That’s What She Said, and The Golden Pussy Posse Show part of The International Home Theatre Festival. She has been a featured artist at The San Francisco Queer Open Mic and Modesto’s Slam on Rye. Blythe 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.


Friday, October 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm