guywriters June 11
Small Town Boys – Gay Men Revisit Their Histories and Hometowns
S.F. LGBT Community Center – Ceremonial Room
Tickets: $12 – $20
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Photo by Desi Tafoya
San Francisco is a city of small town boys — or so it seems. Ask a gay man where he is from, and you’ll hear destinations near and far. Whether it’s the Bible Belt or the Rust Belt, the Eastern Seaboard or the Gulf Coast we all came from somewhere. What did we leave behind? And what did we hope to find in San Francisco?

This presentation from GuyWriters will offer a night of poetry, fiction, plays and essays on life before the big city. Members of GuyWriters, along with special guest readers, will share the gay experience outside the San Francisco bubble. These are the stories of gay life in Middle America and beyond, stories of childhood haunts and how they made us into the men we are today. Join GuyWriters for a trip back home.


K.M. Soehnlein. Photo by Alvaro Barrios

Featured reader for this event is Lambda Award winning author K.M. Soehnlein. Soehnlein’s work has appeared in several anthologies, including “Boys To Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up,” “Love, Castro Street” and “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.” His novel “The World of Normal Boys” is currently being developed as a feature film by Telling Pictures. A sequel to the book, “Robin and Ruby,” was released in April. Soehnlein is originally from New Jersey, but currently lives in San Francisco where he teaches at the University of San Francisco.