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Porchlight: A Storytelling Series
Verdi Club
San Francisco, CA
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Porchlight: A Storytelling Series
The New Me: Stories of Reinvention

Happy New Year! What better time to take a look at the Old You and see what needs to be shined up and what can be kicked to the curb. Join us for an evening of personal stories about the times in life when a new start might be just what you need.


BART train operator Kelly Beardsley

Internationally acclaimed solo performer Derrick Brown

Ex-con and social worker Jesse De La Cruz

advertising producer Jenn Suttlemeyer

graphic designer Kurt Thomas

with special musical guest Yoni Wolf of Anticon's Why?


Derrick Brown, former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, gondolier,
magician, and fired weatherman, now travels the world and performs his
written work. He has consistently been the opening act for Indie rock band, Cold War Kids
and won the California Independent Book Critics' Award in 2004,


Jesse De La Cruz began his criminal career at the age of 14. He then graduated to the Big House in 1973. At the age of 40, he fathered his first child, a daughter, which was the turning point of his life. in 1996 he was released from Folsom State Prison for the last time. In 2003 he received his Master's Degree in Social Work. Jesse is the founder of the Jonah Foundation, a sober-living facility for ex-offenders.

Yoni Wolf is better known as the Anticon recording artist (and founder of the collectively owned record label Anticon) Why? The latest album is called Alopecia.


DOORS OPEN AT 7PM
SHOW BEGINS AT 8

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Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94703
United States


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Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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