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Saturday 4 October 2003, Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
The Victoria Theatre: 2961 16th St. in the Mission, $5-10 sliding scale
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Photos are up!
Posted by Derek on Saturday 18 October 03 @ 2:42PM

Hi, I'm Derek, and I'll be your host for the evening.Featured performer Daphne Gottleib rocked the house with a series of story poems.Noe Venable played a few songs and told a fantastic story.Featured Performer Armistead Maupin told three stories about when the past catches up with the present.Featured Performer Eric Rice.And Fray Day 7 SF ends with music from Alexis Harte.

Thanks to our super amazing photographer Charlene Wright, we've got 39 shots of Fray Day 7 San Francisco online now. Check 'em out!

People are talking
Posted by Derek on Wednesday 8 October 03 @ 8:33AM

People are talking about Fray Day 7 San Francisco!

Performer and columnist Beth Lisick recounted one of the best lines of the evening in her column today: "Don't root for the turkey!"

Audience member Jeff Cheney said: "I had a great time at Fray Day 7 Saturday night! The highlight of the evening was definitely Armistead Maupin who shared three great stories about how our past comes back to us."

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Photos from the audience
Posted by Derek on Sunday 5 October 03 @ 10:29AM   1 Comments

fd7sf outside

One of our performers, Eric Rice, has already put up a couple pics from last night. But voulnteer Kristin Garrity wins the prize for putting up a whole gallery before she even went to bed!

Our official photographer for the evening was Charlene Wright, and we'll have her photos online soon. Until then, if you took pictures, post your url below or contact us!

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Best FDSF Yet
Posted by Derek on Sunday 5 October 03 @ 2:06AM

fd7sf crowd

Fray Day San Francisco was amazing. We had over 250 people and four hours of stories. My head is still spinning. From Armistead Maupin talking about his time in Vietnam, to an open mic participant's story of a horny rabbit, to wonderful music by Noe, Mark, and Alexis, a good time was had by all. Especially me. Stay tuned for photos and more!

In the press
Posted by Derek on Thursday 2 October 03 @ 6:02PM

Fray Day 7 San Francisco is getting some nice mentions in the local press! The SF Weekly called us "motormouths," but anything to get in the calendar. And the SF Gate made us one of their ePicks for the weekend. And the SF Bay Guardian mentioned us in their stage listings for the first time ever. And Upcoming currently lists 15 people attending! Hope they bring friends.

As seen in Flavorpill
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 30 September 03 @ 3:50PM

There's a really nice mention of Fray Day in the SF and LA editions of today's Flavorpill. Flavorpill is a the cool event guide to know about, so it's quite an honor!

Tickets and schedules
Posted by Derek on Sunday 28 September 03 @ 9:21PM

Just a reminder that tickets for Fray Day 7 San Francisco will only be sold at the Victoria Theater box office, starting at 6pm on Saturday. The doors will open at 7pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm. If you'd like to sign up for the open microphone, be sure to read this and this and show up right at 7pm! The sign up sheet will be in the lobby. See you soon!

Will you be there?
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 23 September 03 @ 9:16PM

Will you be attending Fray Day 7 San Francisco? Got a website? Then tell the world with one of these spiffy images!

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Featured Performer: Alexis Harte
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 23 September 03 @ 8:21AM

alexI'm thrilled to annoucne a third musical guest to the bill: Alexis Harte. Alexis' songs are like "little movies dipped in Bourbon and hung to dry on guitar strings." While living and working as an ecologist in Brazil and elsewhere, he absorbed countless musical styles and has infused his own developing brand of Americana with both a hyper-rhythmic flavor and a daring melodic sense. Harte's debut album, Junebug, was chosen by Performing Songwriter Magazine as a top 12 Independent Release in 2001. They write, "Harte's lyrics are kitchen-table-simple and stay rooted in the staples of nature, love, reflection without sounding self-indulgent or out of touch with reality."

Featured Performer: Kevin Smokler
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 23 September 03 @ 8:15AM

kevinI'm happy to announce that Frayer Kevin Smokler will be joining us on stage again this year. Kevin is a book critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and a contributor to NPR. He's editing a book right now but probably not as you read this. He's also been a powerful force behind the scenes here at Fray, as well as contributing to the recent Litquake festival and running his own series of readings at the Canvas Gallery.

Join the Open Mic
Posted by Derek on Saturday 13 September 03 @ 8:06PM

One of the things that makes Fray Day special is that, in addition to the featured performers you see listed here, you are invited to come on stage and tell a story in the open mic. In fact, we sprinkle the open mic participants throughout the evening, to keep things interesting.

Wanna sign up? Read on for the details....

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Updated Poster
Posted by Derek on Friday 12 September 03 @ 4:04PM

We've updated the Fray Day 7 San Francisco poster with a few names of featured performers, as well as the correct time (Doors open at 7pm!). You can download the pdf (402k) and print one for yourself (you'll need Acrobat Reader). And, as long as you're at it, print a few for your local hangouts. Thanks for helping to spread the word!

Featured Performer: Noe Venable
Posted by Derek on Friday 12 September 03 @ 2:20PM

noeNoe Venable is a songwriter, singer, and writer who has released 4 records independently, the most recent of which, The World is Bound by Secret Knots, just came out this August. Long hailed as an innovative and prolific recording artist, Noe has also recently put in a good deal of time on the road, opening tours for such diverse artists as Ani Difranco, They Might be Giants, Boz Scaggs, and Dar Williams, and sharing bills with a plethora of other interesting characters, including yelping accordionists, aging punks and an Elvis impersonator who drinks his own pee. For two consecutive years, Noe has been nominated for a California Music Award, and this past year, San Francisco Magazine named Noe one of San Francisco's 100 most talented people. I'm thrilled to welcome her to the stage at Fray Day San Francisco as a special musical guest.

Featured Performer: Beth Lisick
Posted by Derek on Thursday 11 September 03 @ 6:05PM

beth.jpgI'm stoked to welcome Beth Lisick as a featured performer. In addition to co-founding another San Francisco storytelling event series called Porchlight, Beth is a writer, performer and Bay Area native. Her parents still live in the house she grew up in, but her bedroom is now a tastefully-decorated guest room with lavender accents and floral pillow shams.

Featured Performer: Daphne Gottlieb
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 9 September 03 @ 10:52PM

daphneDaphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author of Final Girl (Soft Skull Press, 2003), Why Things Burn (Soft Skull Press, 2001) and Pelt (Odd Girls Press, 1999). Why Things Burn was the winner of a 2001 Firecracker Alternative Book Award (Special Recognition - Spoken Word) and was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for 2001.

Featured Performer: Eric Rice
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 9 September 03 @ 4:30PM

ericI'm very excited to announce that Eric Rice will be taking the stage this year. Eric is an original frayer, contributing a chilling story way back in 1996. Eric will be telling a story about "Moments in Time" and he promises it's not nearly as daytime TV as it sounds.

Featured Performer: Lance Arthur
Posted by Derek on Sunday 7 September 03 @ 11:21PM

lance.jpgI'm thrilled to announce that long time Fray performer and original Frayer Lance Arthur will be performing again at FD7 San Francisco. Lance swears he didn't do it, whatever it is. A citizen of San Francisco, Lance is a Creative Director for a company to be named later and spends his spare time writing, looking for love and pissing off car owners on his bike. He is a friend to children everywhere and tends toward scowly rather than smiley.

Featured Performer: Mark Weigle
Posted by Derek on Saturday 9 August 03 @ 3:32PM

weigleIt's my pleasure to welcome our first musician to the bill for Fray Day 7 San Francisco. Mark Weigle sings about waltzing cowboys, 2-legged bears, losing friends and a lover and to AIDS, coming out to his parents, encounters with closeted married men, being with a Deaf lover, and joyous love songs without having to flip pronouns. You can find out more on his website. Welcome, Mark!

Join the Street Team!
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 5 August 03 @ 9:03PM

I have in my hot, sweaty hands 1,000 beautiful Fray Day 7 San Francisco postcards. And I'd like to send you a few! Interested? Read on.

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Want a poster?
Posted by Derek on Tuesday 5 August 03 @ 8:06PM

Fray Day 7 San Francisco is still two months away, but there's no time like the present to download a swanky poster. If you live in San Francisco, we need your help spreading the word! Just download one of these fine PDF posters, print out a few copies, and put then up in your local hangouts. C'mon, what are office supplies for? Thanks for helping us spread the word!


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Featured Performer: Armistead Maupin
Posted by Derek on Friday 1 August 03 @ 2:58PM

maupinI'm thrilled to announce that one of my personal heroes of storytelling will be joining us on stage for Fray Day 7 San Francisco. Armistead Maupin is the author of the Tales of the City series of books, which have been translated into dozens of languages and are still enjoyed all over the world twenty-five years after their publication. The author's latest bestseller, The Night Listener, was broadcast in its entirety in audio form on the web prior to its publication. That nine-hour spoken-word serial was named one of the two best audio books of the year by Publishers Weekly and is currently available on CD and cassette from HarperCollins. For more on Armistead Maupin, visit Literary Bent.

It's official
Posted by Derek on Sunday 29 June 03 @ 10:52AM

It's official: We're set to have Fray Day 7 at the beautiful and historic Victoria Theatre. Never been? Check out these photos of the theatre I took before last year's show, and of course the photos from the event itself. Can't wait!

Fray Day Returns to SF!
Posted by Derek on Friday 30 May 03 @ 4:32PM

Fray Day is returning to San Francisco for Fray Day 7! We'll be back at the lovely Victoria Theatre in the Mission District. It's the same place we were last year - check out the photos to see what it looks like. Stay tuned to this site for more info on performers and such. Until then, start practicing those stories!

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