Thursday, March 15, 2007

Series #2:"She Speaks" @ Club Deluxe a night of all-female music and poetry in celebration of National Women's History Month!

“She Speaks” is a series of performances that brings awareness to female poets and performers and aims to inspire new voices to emerge on the scene. For this second series we’re getting together to celebrate National Women’s History Month and highlighting our favorite female inspirations with an evening of award-winning female poets and San Francisco's most exciting performance artists and musicians! Live jazz with the Nova Jazz Quartet and an open mic to follow!

SHE SPEAKS — A night of all-female poets & live jazz!
Celebrating National Women’s History month!
TUESDAY MARCH 20th, 2007 8pm – midnight
Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street (At Ashbury), San Francisco CA
$10 suggested donation, 1 drink minimum
Hosted by: Jennifer, Ingrid & Monique
Opening ceremony & invocation at 8pm sharp!
Live Jazz with the Nova Jazz Quartet.
Avotcja (Bay Area Blues Hall of Fame, Host @ Bistro Yoffi)
Avotcja is Poet/Playwright and has been published in English & Spanish in more Anthologies than she remembers. She is a multi-instrumentalist, Bay Area DJ, teaches Poetry, Creative Writing, Music & Drama and her jazz /spoken word group Modupue is in the Bay Area Blues Hall of Fame.

Jennifer Barone is the co-host of WORDParty Tuesdays at Club Deluxe and is a founder of the WORDParty. She is the author of two collections of poetry titled Simple Language and Secret City — a collaboration with her father’s artwork. She likes to read with jazz and bring poets together. Visit for more!

Sharon Doubiago has written two dozen books of poetry and prose. She holds three Pushcart Prizes for poetry and fiction and the Oregon Book Award for Poetry for Psyche Drives the Coast. Volume One of her memoir, My Father’s Love/Portrait of the Poet as a Girl, will be published next year by Red Hen Press. She’s an online mentor in Creative Writing for the University of Minnesota.

Jennifer Glee has been a regular on The Bro Jud on Love Energy Show on cable channel 29 here in San Francisco for 6 years. She used to paint and writing has always been a big part of her life. An exemplar of the expressionist/Surrealist/Socialist movements, she hopes to open minds and hearts to the inner world.

Guinevere Coming in hot from Chicago, Guinevere now resides in San Francisco. She’s been performing to keep her brains from leaking out of her head since 3rd grade. She would like to thank everyone who’s listening and give the middle finger to everyone who is not. You can catch Guinevere hosting a Free show at the Fingersnaps Salon on 1035 Market St. (bet. 6th & 7th) every Sunday at 7pm.

Clara Hsu practices the art of multi-dimensional being: mother, musician, philanthropist, activist, purveyor of Clarion Music Center, traveler, and ultimately, poet. Clara was a nominee for the Pushcart Prize in poetry (2001). Some of her poems can be found in the Homestead Review, the North Coast Review, the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and the Red River Review.

Ingrid Keir is the co-host of WORDParty Tuesdays at Club Deluxe. She is also one of the founders of She has self-published two chap-books; the first called Urban Booty (1999) and The Secrets of Like (2004). She is currently working on a new book titled Toward the Light. She loves the mic, Nutella, furry things, yoga, and getting up on the good foot.

Monique Marquisa De Magdalena is a Poet, Performance Artist and Producer. She just produced 5 Girls/ 5 Guys: Hedonism,Ceremony, and Celebration at the Beat Museum and is a founder of She Speaks! Lately, Monique has been personifying the High Priestess of Depravity–Anita Berber from 1920’s Berlin, but has also channeled interesting women such as: Eva Braun, Marie Antoinette, and Salome. 

Mirabai is a multi-talented vibrato of artistic synthesis. Ranging from poetess to puppeteer, pin-up to children’s book author and illustrator. She stimulates the senses with a lush blend of hymns to haunt the soul,
be it by painting, poetry or song.
Tatiana Molinar is a poet from Los Angeles currently residing in San Francisco. She is also one of the featured poets on

Maria Medina Serafin (is “MM D’Word-Weave Rumbera” bilingual poet/percussionist/sonera member of TroubleMakers Union (Int’l Music for Human Rights) leads and sings with Salsibiri latin music quintet, teaches Therepeutic Drumming Techniques and is an integral part of the Mission Latino cultural community. 

CaraVida is a visual artist, cabaret and spoken word performer sez: Yes, Virginia, there was a women’s movement and I was a Ms., a feminist, and all around wild woman. Back in the day, National Women’s History Month would be National Wimmin’s Herstory Month! Hmmm... Whatever the spelling, we know what it is and what to do — Celebrate and educate.


Cara Vida

Clara Hsu

Guinevere Q

Ingrid Keir

Jennifer Glee

Jennifer Barone

Maria Medina

Monique Marquisa
De Magdalena

Sharon Doubiago

Tatiana Molinar