Greg Pond

Greg Pond was born in Brooklyn, NY to Panamanian immigrants and moved to San Francisco in the late 1970’s. He enjoyed a 30+ year career in commercial/cable television and radio. Greg is the author and publisher of four books of poetry, Aftermoon / Blackened Blue /4:00 a.m. (LIGHT) / 4:00 a.m. (DARK).He is  also featured in: Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal and Overthrowing Capitalism anthologies.Greg is a regular open mic participant, including events sponsored by SF Public Library, The Beat Museum, SF Queer Open Mic, Howard Zinn Book Fair, etc.  

Current membership: Revolutionary Poets Brigade, Clarion Performing Arts Center (Board of directors) The Visiting Poet which offers poetry readings to assisted-living facilities, hospitals, etc. Poetically Speaking – facilitates a weekly conference-call poetry reading program Organized/participated in various local poetry and spoken word projects and events .

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

Alexa Burrell

Alexa Burrell is a Bay Area multimedia artist who composes intricate sonic and video works consisting primarily of sampled and found media. Burrell’s works emphasize the textural and visceral qualities of body, voice and identity. She is the video artist for House/Full of Blackwomen, a ritual performance collective created by Amara Tabor-Smith and Ellen Sebastian-Chang. Her work has been featured at Pro Arts Gallery, The Luggage Store Gallery,  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Stanford’s Bing Music Hall, SomArts, SAFEhouse, Gray Area and Eastside Arts Alliance. She is the recipient for the 2018 Soundwave Festival Buzz Award for innovation in music.

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

Europa

Europa – with a love for language, story and intentional somatics – hones in on what is making itself known (in the stars, the news, our relationships), activating choreo-poetic scores through the black queer body and spirit. Europa’s work stretches across intersections of experimentation, healing, activism and aesthetics. Based in San Francisco, Europa has been featured in the National Queer Arts Festival, FRESH festival, and in the West Wave Dance Festival.

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

René Vaz

René Vaz is a Bay Area Native, writer, and educator. He is a professor of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University and holds degrees in English and Creative Writing. With Marguerite Muñoz, he co-curates Voz Sin Tinta, a multilingual reading series in the San Francisco Mission District. His book, The Planet of The Dead, is available from Nomadic Press. Follow him on Twitter @FKA_RENE

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

Carolyn Wysinger

Carolyn Wysinger works in the LGBTQ community in a plethora of capacities. As a blogger, she has written for Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous and Media Diversified. As an author, Carolyn published her first book, Knockturnal Emissions in 2013. She has also been published in the Sinister Wisdom Literary Journal, and the anthologies Near Kinand Louisiana in Words.

Carolyn is a current board member of San Francisco Pride, BUTCHVoices and Richmond Rainbow Pride. She has presented workshops at BUTCHVoices, Black Lesbians United, BLAQout Conference, and the Beyond Bold and Brave Black Lesbian Conference . She is a faculty member at Richmond High School, where she teaches English and African-American Literature, while also serving as advisor for their Black Student Union, the Majorette Squad, and ASB Leadership.

She is featured in Season Two Of “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas” on HBO. But most of you know her as a very loud and opinionated Black Queer Social Media Influencer and the host Of The C-Dubb Show.  Find the C Dubb Show HERE.

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

Baruch Porras Hernandez

Baruch Porras Hernandez is a writer and performer who you can see monthly as The Voice of Shipwreck Erotic FanFiction Competition San Francisco’s wildest literary show, or as a regular host for KQED live Arts shows, or hosting ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? a Latinx Performance Series. He is a two time winner of Literary Death Match, a two time Pushcart Prize nominee, and was named one of the 13 Top Bay Area Writers to Watch in 2016 by 7x7 Magazine. He is a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry and Playwriting. He’s been featured in Writers with Drinks, has performed several times with Radar Productions, LitQuake, and Quiet Lightning. He has won The Moth, Write Club SF,  Best of Bawdy Storytelling, was the reigning Muni Diaries Haiku Champion for three years and is featured on the RISK podcast. He recently received the Creative Work Fund grant to collaborate with MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) on a literary multimedia project that will focus on Queer Latinx Superhero stories. He is originally from Mexico, lives in San Francisco.

 

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.