Femina Potens proudly presents "SIZZLE," the monthly Bay Area award winning literary erotica series. SIZZLE heats up the Castro on the second Saturday of every month merging Internationally acclaimed queer and erotic authors with the Bay Area's top emerging local writers, spoken word artists and performers. Our open mic features some of the hotest most eclectic performances and invites you to step up and make your voice heard.
This September, SIZZLE is proud to welcome Katia Noyes and Jewelle Gomez. These women are part of the hot, local San Francisco writing community.
SIZZLE, hosted by Madison Young
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 8:00 pm
Doors/Open Mic Sign-up @ 7:30 pm
$1015 sliding scale admission ($5/open mic performers) for an evening of hot words, dessert, wine, and discussion.
Katia Noyes left home at the age of 15. She has dabbled in careers as a roofer, math tutor, journalist, go-go dancer and content developer. Her life adventures resulted in creating her debut novel, Crashing America, a story of a young and queer heroine. Crashing America was a Book Sense Notable Book and was chosen as one of the Ten Best Gay/Lesbian Books of 2005 by Amazon.com and the United Kingdom's Rainbow Network. It was also nominated for the Northern California Book Award, Publishing Triangle Award, and Lambda Literary Award. Her short stories have been published by Cleis and Down There Press. She lives in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco. www.katianoyes.com
Jewelle Gomez is a poet and novelist who has worked in public and private philanthropy for twenty years, most recently as the Director of the Cultural Equity Grants Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission. She was a founding member of the Astraea National Lesbian Foundation and the James C. Hormel Endowment Committee, and she is currently President of the San Francisco Library Commission. Jewelle has taught at numerous colleges across the country, including Hunter College and San Francisco State University. The former director of the Literature Program at the New York State Council on the Arts, shes the author of seven books including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning novel The Gilda Stories. Visit her at www.jewellegomez.com
Femina Potens is located at 2199 Market St at Sanchez, SF
Femina Potens is a nationally-recognized art gallery and performance space dedicated to the advancement of women and transgendered artists since 2001.
Sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center with support from San Francisco Arts Commission, the Zellerbach Foundation and Grants for the Arts. Femina Potens is a leading queer organization in San Francisco, and has been featured on the LOGO channel, Q-Television, Bitch, Bust, Spread, Brian Alexander's book "America Unzipped", the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Chronicle where Violet Blue called Femina Potens, "the most happening art space in the city; a revolution in art and sex."
Femina Potens Art Gallery
2199 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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