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“Foglifter” Spring 2021 LGBTQ+ Author Event Celebration

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE


Foglifter—created by and for LGBTQ+ writers and readers—continues the San Francisco Bay Area’s tradition of groundbreaking queer and trans writing, with an emphasis on publishing those multi-marginalized (BIPOC, youth, elders, and people with disabilities). Our biannual journal features the widest possible range of forms, with an emphasis on transgressive, risky, challenging subject matter, innovative formal choices, and work that pushes the boundaries of what writing can do. By putting extraordinary queer and trans writers into conversation, we uplift a growing community of LGBTQ+ readers and writers and carve out space in the larger literary community for voices that have historically been silenced.

*Please note: This event will take place live on Crowdcast. Register here to join the livestream or watch the replay.

Jaime Balboa’s writing has been published in The Timberline Review, The Write Launch, Hobart, Fictive Dream, Lunch Ticket, Streetlight Magazine, and elsewhere. An editor for Flash Fiction Magazine, he lives in Los Angeles.

Jody Chan is a writer, drummer, organizer, and therapist based in Toronto. They are the author of haunt (Damaged Goods Press), all our futures (PANK), and sick, winner of the 2018 St. Lawrence Book Award. They can be found online at https://www.jodychan.com/ and offline in bookstores or dog parks.

Téa Franco is a fiction writer based in Ohio. She is a triple libra, which means she has never made a decision in her life, so sometimes she writes poetry as well. She has poems and stories in or forthcoming in Barrelhouse Magazine, Barren Magazine, Dreams Walking, and others.

Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook AVIARIUM (fivehundred places) and the full- length collections THE RENUNCIATIONS (Graywolf 2021) and BESTIARY (Graywolf). BESTIARY is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A Cave Canem graduate fellow and member of the collective Poets at the End of the World, she currently lives in Iowa City and is an assistant professor at the University of Iowa.

N/A Oparah is a queer, first-generation Nigerian-American writer and artist from Atlanta, GA. Though she calls Oakland, Ca home, she is currently based in the UK where she is studying towards a PhD focused on the role of interactive and experimental narratives on mental health and self concept. N/A works as the Director of Community Programs at StoryCenter, a digital storytelling non-profit in Berkeley, CA. Learn more at naoparah.com. Instagram:@naoparah. Get a copy of her latest novella, thick skin.

Bryan Okwesili (he/him) is a queer Nigerian storyteller and poet keen on telling diverse African queer stories. He is a 2020 Pushcart nominee. His works appear and are forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Shift Mag, Brittle Paper, Praxis Mag, and elsewhere. He is currently a student of Law at the University of Calabar, Calabar. Twitter- @meet_bryan_ Instagram- @ meet_bryan

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, Online

Saturday, April 24, 2021

8:00 am   “Livin’ It!” Global Fashion Show w/ Join the Journey  FREE
10:00 am   “West End Mercantile” Outdoor Sidewalk Retail Market (Alameda)  FREE
10:00 am   How to Raise Urban Chickens in SF  $25*
*25-50. RSVP required
10:00 am   Golden Gate Park North Lake Volunteer Workparty  FREE*
*Maximum capacity: 12 (RSVP required)
10:00 am   “West Coast Craft Market” w/ 60+ Bay Area Vendors (Fort Mason)  FREE
10:00 am   Virtual “Maritime Day” w/ San Mateo County History Museum  FREE
10:00 am   “Bayside Saturdays” Waterfront Block Party (Final Day)  FREE
11:00 am   Creative Reuse: Paper Making Class w/ SCRAP  $25*
*RSVP required
11:00 am   SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru June 2021)  FREE
11:00 am   “Identifying Local Wildflowers” Online Class w/ Gamble Garden  $15
12:00 pm   “Confluence” Art Exhibition (April 24 – May 15)  FREE
1:00 pm   Fighting for Immigrant Rights: Perspectives from Asian American Community Organizing  FREE*
*Donations appreciated
2:00 pm   “Bob Roden Quintet” Jazz at Riggers Loft  $5
4:00 pm   Singles Wine Tasting Party in Livermore Valley  $10
5:00 pm   Poolside Comedy at Chambers eat + drink  $20*
*use code funcheap for 50% all tables - $20 for table of 2 - table minimums still required
5:00 pm   Bold Spirits “Piano Concert”: Celebrating Women Composers (April 24-25)  FREE
5:00 pm   Sat 5p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
5:00 pm   5p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
5:00 pm   “Foglifter” Spring 2021 LGBTQ+ Author Event Celebration  FREE
5:30 pm   Virtual “Escape Room” Competition (April 24 – May 1)  FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code Funcheap.
7:00 pm   7p Show “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free but online donation of $10 appreciated: Venmo: stud_sf
7:00 pm   7p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   Sat 7p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:30 pm   HellaSecret Comedy Pop-Up on Lake Merritt w/ 20-ft Screen: “Black Laughs Matter”  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20).
7:30 pm   Sat 7:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:00 pm   “Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show  FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Any amount helps
8:45 pm   8:45p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:45 pm   Sat 8:45p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
9:00 pm   9p Show “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
10:00 pm   SF Dept. of Environment Panel: Edible Food Recovery During Covid-19  FREE
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