June 8, 2015
Qcc, APICC and KSW present
Kearny Street Workshop
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco
7pm – 9pm
$5-$10, Special Sponsor – $20 (includes chapbook)
June 8, 7pm reading: Click here for Brown Paper Tickets
Queer writers and artists, Luke Dani Blue, Dan Lau, Migueltzinta Solis, and Jasmine Sufi, present, Boomtown, a literary reading and commemorative chapbook release party. Hailing from diverse literary traditions ranging from performance poetry to narrative fiction, these Bay area writers have spent the past year creating work informed by San Francisco’s periods of upheaval and transformation—past and present—creating tonal landscapes and forming new layers of cultural memory. Through these exercises of research, recall, and reimagining, these poets bring attention to the nuanced nature of change, gentrification, and the creation and erasure of culture.
||Luke Dani Blue, liminal and poorly-planned, has dwelt most places between Mexico City, Philly and southeast Michigan, though never for very long. Her fiction and other writing can be found in/at Midnight Breakfast, Bluestem, the Apogee Journal blog and, soon, from Fourteen Hills. She lives with her true love, Migueltzinta Solis, and a imaginary French bulldog named Pickle in an imaginary state called California–where she also happens, conveniently, to be writing an imaginary novel.
|Migueltzinta Cah Mai Solís Pino was raised in Mexico and California. He has been a woman, a man, and the queer sum of these things. He earned his B.A. from The Evergreen State College in interdisciplinary studies. Migueltzinta’s work has appeared inMidnight Breakfast, Lunch Ticket, PANK, and Apogee, and he is an alumnus of VONA/Voices. He is also a visual/performance artist.
||Dan Lau, a poet and educator, has received fellowships and grants from Kundiman, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Queer Cultural Center, and San Francisco Arts Commission. His poems have been accepted for publication in Generations, Cape Cod Review, Gesture, RHINO, CRATE, and others. He resides in San Francisco.
|Jaz Sufi is a poet, a Bay Area native, and the slammaster of the Berkeley Slam, the longest running poetry slam in California. She has competed for several teams at the National Poetry Slam and represented San Francisco at the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She was also a featured poet at the 2011 USF Creative Justice Art Show, and will be published in the upcoming Hurt to Hope Anthology. Sometimes Jaz is sad in her poems, and that’s fine, but sometimes she’s not, and that’s fine, too.