Fauxnique is the drag queen alter-ego of artist Monique Jenkinson. Lauded for her ‘campy, intellectual juxtaposition of pop culture and high art’, she performs nationally, internationally and regularly in SF. She made herstory as the first cis-woman to win a major drag pageant, and went on to become a Fellow at the de Young Museum, an SF Bay Guardian GOLDIE winner, SF Weekly’s ‘Best Performance Artist’ and one of 7X7’s ‘Hot 20... Read More →
Courtney Moreno's award-wining writing has appeared in LA Weekly, Your Impossible Voice, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her novel, In Case of Emergency, was named Best Books of Fall 2014 by Bustle, Writers Review, and Huffington Post.
Alvin Orloff is the author of three novels, I Married an Earthling, Gutter Boys, and Why Aren't You Smiling? He also co-wrote the transsexual showbiz memoir, The Unsinkable Bambi Lake, and has penned numerous personal essays that he is currently turning into a memoir about feckless queer club kids in San Francisco during the height of the AIDS crisis.
Maryam Farnaz Rostami is a San Francisco based drag queen and contemporary performance artist from Texas. Her work deals with the complexities of the modern condition through the lens of an overachieving child of model minorities