featuring: Meg Elison, Michelle Harris & Jan Steckel
Saturday, July 11, 2019, 6:30pm
The Fire Thieves
This new monthly poetry series features inter-generational and inter-sectional collaborations between established, mid-career and new poets working, producing and presenting new work.This month's edition at Dog Eared, produced by San Francisco Poet Laureate, Kim Shuck, presents queer poets:
A'aron Heard Richard Loranger Tommi Mecca Vince Cavalrese Poet E-Spoken Cal Calamia
Wednesday, August 14, 7pm GLBT Book Club discusses
No Ashes in The Fire by Darnell L'Moore
When Darnell Moore was fourteen, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they thought he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but just barely. It wasn't the last time he would face death.
Three decades later, Moore is an award-winning writer, a leading Black Lives Matter activist, and an advocate for justice and liberation. In No Ashes in the Fire, he shares the journey taken by that scared, bullied teenager who not only survived, but found his calling. Moore's transcendence over the myriad forces of repression that faced him is a testament to the grace and care of the people who loved him, and to his hometown, Camden, NJ, scarred and ignored but brimming with life. Moore reminds us that liberation is possible if we commit ourselves to fighting for it, and if we dream and create futures where those who survive on society's edges can thrive.
PLEASE NOTE: Smack Dab Queer Open Mic has moved to Manny's on 16th St.