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Writer and performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a busy man. He hosts the Shipwreck Fan Fiction Competition and podcast in San Francisco, he founded the Latinx performer showcase Donde Esta Mi Gente, and he performs regularly with The Moth, Radar Productions and Literary Death Match.

Alan Leggitt

When I first started working at The Booksmith, the local independent bookstore a couple blocks from my apartment, it was a lot like what I expected it to be. Book lovers browsed, regulars came in for their daily newspaper, and authors gave intimate readings. So it came as a surprise when one night all the shelves in the back were pushed aside, two hundred or so people filed in, and Baruch Porras-Hernandez welcomed the crowd enthusiastically with: “Are you guys ready for some porn? Let’s dive in!”