"Attending Word Performances is something akin to finding yourself inside a marvelous Literary Carnival where a cavalcade of uber-talented players delight, amuse, enlighten, play, sing, dance, revel; add in the lovely intimacy of The Lost Church with its Lynchian burlesque charm to the evening’s fun and you have a perfect backdrop for the broad array of deep talent ..."
APRIL SHOW featured:
Jon Siegel, spoken word artist, writer, and leader of Viracocha. Ginger Murray,
editor-in-chief of Whore! magazine; storyteller. Brynn Saito, author, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award.
John Panzer, writer, scholar; former race car driver, formerly homeless. Tina D'Elia, writer; actor, coach; The Rita Hayworth of this generation.Tomas Moniz, storyteller & songwriter; founder & editor, Rad Dad.
Todd Siegel, wordsmith and ideator.
Cybele Zufolo Siegel, poet, writer and performer.
And very special guests,
The Mark Growden Quartet
JANUARY SHOW featured:
Nato Green, voted best comedian by SF Weekly, and writer of FX's Totally Biased TV show. Sylvie Simmons, rock journalist and New York Times best selling author of: I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen. Zahra Noorbakhsh, acclaimed comedian, and story-teller.
Tim Toaster Henderson, Litquake's Spoken Word Grand Slam Champion. Doug Cordell, Emmy nominated writer and NPR contributor. Zarina Zabrisky, writer, poet and author of novels, Iron and We, Monsters. Simon Rogghe, French poet and scholar. Claire Zager, storyteller and songwriter. Todd Siegel, wordsmith and ideator. Cybele Zufolo Siegel, poet, writer and performer. Miss Erma Kyriakos, jazz chanteuse and cellist Andres Vera.
and surprise guest Joshua Mohr, author of Fight Song, Damascus and Termite Parade.