Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a writer, performer and stand up comedian, named one of the 13 Bay Area Writers to Watch in 2016 by 7×7 Magazine You can find his writing published online at “The Tusk”, his poems online at “Drunk in a Midnight Choir”, plays in “Emerge”, “Santa Ana River Review”, and poetry in several anthologies like “Assaracus”, “Foglifter”, “Red Light Lit”, “Quiet Lightning”, “Rio Grande Review”, “Divining Divas”, and two anthologies with “Write Bloody Publishing.” He was named a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow in 2014, and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow in 2016. He’s been featured with Writers with Drinks, RISK, Radar Productions, LitQuake, is a winner of The Moth, BawdyStorytelling, Muni Diaries and is a two-time winner of Literary Death Match. He recently was one of the playwrights of “Fugue” an immersive theatre performance with Detour Dance Theatre Company. He is a recipient of grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, REGEN Artist Fund, and the Creative Work Fund. He is The Voice of Shipwreck SF monthly Fan Fiction Competition and Podcast and regularly hosts live shows with KQED. He is the founder and head organizer for ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? a Latinx Literary Performance Series. He is an immigrant, born in Toluca, Mexico, and is currently the lead artist on a multidisciplinary project that will create new Queer Latino Superhero stories via graphic novels interpreted through a live performance with MACLA,(Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) in San Jose.

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2018 - The Impact of Angels in America on LGBTQ Literature