GuyWriters April Newsletter...

Here's the April 2010 GuyWriters newsletter, with info about my upcoming San Francisco reading. I love the GuyWriters (a fabulous gay men's writing group) and am honored to be their first-ever featured female author! This event is going to be WILD and I hope to see you there!

GuyWriters Newsletter
APRIL 2010 - National Poetry Month

In This Issue
Poetry Open Mic
Gay Straight Alliance Benefit
The Lunatic, The Lover, and The Poet

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GuyWriters Poetry Open Mic featuring Dan Bellm
Open Mic
GuyWriters will be celebrating National Poetry Month with an open mic poetry reading at Books Inc. in the Castro on April 6 at 7PM. Members of the GuyWriters poetry group will read original work, as well as poems by their favorite poets.

Featured reader for the event is Dan Bellm. Bellm is the author of three poetry collections: "One Hand on the Wheel," "Buried Treasure" and "Practice."

The reading will begin at 7:30 PM, with sign up for the open mic beginning at 7PM. Everyone that signs up to read will get five minutes. Read some of your original work or share some poems by your favorite poet.

Books Inc. in the Castro is located at 2275 Market St.
GuyWriters Presents a Benefit for the John O'Connell High School Gay Straight Alliance
The GuyWriters Prose Group will present a reading at John O'Connel High School on Sunday, April 18, from 4pm-5:30pm.

The reading will feature authors Melinda Lo and Chuck Forester. All proceeds from the event will benefit the high school's gay straight alliance.

The event will also feature readings from the John O'Connell High School Gay Straight Alliance and members of the Guywriters Prose Group: Eric Rose, Gabriel Lampert, Dennis Stratford, Vince Meis, Doug Henderson and Pete Kane.

The John O'Connell High School Theater is located at 2355 Folsom Street. Parking available; enter on Harrison Street between 19th and 20th.

Admission is a $5 to $10 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.
"The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet"
GuyWriters, Myrlin Hermes team up for gay Hamlet
Myrlin Hermes.
A one night only and only in San Francisco literary event! Guywriters is hosting its first woman writer, Myrlin Hermes, in a literary reading/theatrical event at Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma street, on Sunday May 23rd at 6:00pm.

Myrlin has written a brilliant queering of one of the western world's cornerstone works, Hamlet. "The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet" is a dazzling piece of reimagined history, and Donald Currie, one of the founders of Guywriters, is directing a theatricalization of passages from the novel, performed by a group of very hot, very talented actors. These scenes from the novel will be woven into readings of the text by Myrlin, who is something of a combination Shakespearean scholar and Lady Gaga. This event promises to be something unlike any literary reading you've ever been to, and is not to be missed.
SexRev: The Jose Sarria Experience!
This thrilling world premiere musical celebration of America's first queer activist is written and directed by John Fisher, and stars GuyWriters co-founder Donald Currie.

José Sarria started as a drag performer at SF's famous Black Cat Café in the earlty-1950s and rose to fame and popularity as the city's first openly gay public figure. He ran for supervisor in 1961 and went on to form the Imperial Court System as Her RoyalMajesty, Empress of San Francisco, José I, The Widow Norton.

SexRev utilizes a non-linear approach to the presentation of Sarria's life, drawing on camp, sketch comedy, and opera parody to tell the story of Sarria's enormous impact on gay entertainment and LGBT politics. Many people don't know that Sarria ran for SF Supervisor a decade and a half before Harvey Milk appeared on the scene; that he has always been at the forefront of gay politics; and that his influence has made possible so much that we accept as basic queer rights. But SexRev is first and foremost an entertainment, an experience for its audience, the wittiest play since John Fisher's Medea, The Musical.

The show will run from April 14 to May 2 at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, 1519 Mission St. between 11th and Lafayette.

Visit the Theatre Rhino Website for more information.
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