My Sucky Valentine 2009

My Sucky Valentine 2009

Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

So, the press around this event is so far not impressing me. Perhaps you fine readers could help spread the word? These are the best readers in the world, people, I want French Vogue, Italian Vogue, Aby-bloody-sinnian-bloody-Vogue. Seriously.


If love did not suck, would it become necessary to suck it?

San Francisco writer Thomas Roche likes to think so, which is why every Valentine’s Day he has San Francisco’s snarkiest underground writers terrorize the local population with tragic and hilarious stories of love and romance gone wrong, wrong, wrong!

We’re talking crazy exes, unwashed freeloaders, ultra-processy tricks and Stalkers From Hell(tm), plus back-alley drama and personal effects set alight on the front lawn — not to mention the occasional heartwarming truck-stop hookup and how you, as an audience member, can abandon all hope for love and get the filthy disgusting sleaze you know you really want, or just humiliate yourself trying in time-honored Valentine’s Day tradition.

This perrennially nasty, frequently filthy and always hilarious spoken word event features such acclaimed literary shoe-throwers as Carol Queen, Simon Sheppard, Charles Gatewood, m.i. blue, horehound stillpoint, and Daphne Gottlieb.

As if hearing sleazy sex-love horror stories of Valentine’s woe weren’t enough to tempt you to this epic annual bitchfest, intermission will feature a live auction of donated erotic merchandise guaranteed to make your Valentine’s Day both filthy and exciting no matter what loser you spend it with — even yourself! The auction and performance both benefit the Center for Sex and Culture and the St. James Infirmary. Email for more information about the auction or to offer goods for donation.

My Sucky Valentine!
Twisted Tales of Love Gone Wrong

Friday, February 13, 7-10pm

Location: Center for Sex and Culture, 1519 Mission Street, San Francisco

Cost: $10-$20 sliding scale at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture and the St. James Infirmary

Featuring: m.i. blue, Charles Gatewood, Daphne Gottlieb, Carol Queen, Kirk Read, Simon Sheppard, and horehound stillpoint.

Hosted by Thomas S. Roche

Email if you have goods you would like to donate to the benefit auction.


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