Take Place: SFSU Reading & Open Mic
April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
This is a time for all of us to come together and support one another & our SFSU writing community. Join us on Zoom for our first virtual Take Place. We’ll still have our featured readers originally planned for March, and we’d love to hear what you’ve been working on during our open mic portion. Sign-ups below.
WHEN: Thursday, April 9 @ 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
WHAT: Featured reading and open mic. All literary and experimental genres are welcome! Open mic slots are about 2 minutes each and open to SFSU students (future, present or past), professors (please!) & community members.
WHO: Celeste Chan & Alysia Gonzales
Open mic sign-up here.
SFSU Featured Readers:
Celeste Chan moved to SF to find creative community in 2004. Since that time, she founded Queer Rebels festival for LGBTQ artists of color and served as co-director for ten years. She created experimental film programs for MIX NYC and OUTsider, coordinated QTPOC Free School, joined Foglifter as an editor and now board member, wrote and performed a one-woman show, and toured with Sister Spit’s feminist literary roadshow. When not working on her memoir, she cares for a ninety-five year old activist, and leads youth workshops for the Queer Ancestors Project.
Alysia Gonzales is an MFA candidate in Fiction at San Francisco State University. She received her B.A. in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California, then found her way back home to San Francisco. After writing about software for 8 hours a day as a Technical Writer, she spends her free time hiking, baking bread, watching film and TV, and of course, reading and writing. Her work deals with racial and socioeconomic identity, as well as ancestry and complicated familial relationships. It also sometimes includes food.