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Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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“Show Us Your Spines” Indie Writers Reading | SF Main Library

The Radar Reading Series has been going on for over 14 years now and starting 2018 they will be changing the format from a one-time reading 12 times a year to six month-long residencies that result in a bi-monthly presentation of work.

Show Us Your Spines is a month-long writer residency + reading in collaboration with the SF Public Library’s Hormel Center. For a month QTPOC writers will work with Hormel Center LGBT archives around a specific queer theme, writing/producing a piece that will then be read/presented the following month at the Hormel Center.

Each residency cohort will be comprised of four writers/artists, who will spend one month with a section/theme of the archives chosen by both RADAR and the library. During that month they will write/create a piece inspired by the chosen ephemera.

Reading followed by artist question and answer. Did they mention there will be cookies?

Featuring Anna Pulley. Anna is the author of the recently released Lesbian Sex Haiku Book. Her work has appeared in New York magazine and Mother Jones, on BuzzFeed, AlterNet, The Toast, and Salon, and in zines tastefully peppered with Ani DiFranco lyrics.

Mira Gonzalez. Mira is a writer from Los Angeles. She is the author of two books. Her first book was nominated for The Believer Poetry Award and The Goodreads Choice Award. She lost the latter to the guy who wrote Lord of The Rings, who is dead. Her work has appeared widely in print and online, including in Nylon, VICE, The Guardian, Thought Catalog, Hobart, Muumuu House and others.

Amber Flame
An award-winning writer and performer, Amber is also a singer for multiple musical projects. Flame’s original work has been published and recorded in many diverse arenas, including Def Jam Poetry, Winter Tangerine, The Dialogist, Split This Rock, Jack Straw, Black Heart Magazine, and forthcoming from Sundress Publications and more.

Fin Lee
Fin is a Queer first generation Korean American artist, illustrator, maker, and a proud Aquarius. They create abstract visceral formations, patterns, textiles, and affirmations with themes that surround their identity. Lostboy Illustrations continues to work with various clients through murals, illustrations, textile mark making, and custom inquiries such as drawing on Lady Gaga’s dancer’s costumes for 2016’s Grammy Awards.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature