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Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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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.

August 12, 2014 features:

Ariel Schrag is the author of the novel ADAM (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and the graphic memoirs AWKWARD, DEFINITION, POTENTIAL, and LIKEWISE (Simon & Schuster). She has also written for television series for HBO and Showtime. She lives in Brooklyn.

Kari Orvik moved to the Bay Area from Alaska and became a photographer while working in affordable housing in San Francisco. She has set up public portrait studios in SRO’s, BART plazas, and on rooftops in ever-changing SF neighborhoods. With her series ‘Exercises for moving in between’, she uses historic photo process such as tintypes and camera obscura and her practice of tightrope walking to explore change over time, tracing new paths in a given landscape. She has received grants from the SF Arts Commission and San Francisco Foundation, and was a graduate fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She recently opened her own tintype portrait studio in San Francisco – kariorviktintypestudio.com.

Jaime Niedermeier was raised on a dairy farm in northern Illinois. After seven years in the Bay Area, she still feels like she’s on vacation every day. Jaime’s extensive experience in social awkwardness has lead to a successful career in dog training and therapeutic horseback riding. She spends the rest of her time in her Berkeley art studio and at the beach with her two rescued herding dogs.

Cate White is a writer, painter, book and video artist whose work is known for its stylistic rawness and emotional honesty. Her subjects range from satires of cultural ideals to dark and funny existential reckoning to, most recently, representations of her relationship with the people and culture of the streets of Oakland where she lives and works. She is the creator of the graphic journal book series, The Book of Life, which has been described by a sophisticated Amazon reviewer as, “a raw, funny, poignant, and beautiful romp through the mind and experiences of the author. If you feel simpatico with the talented outsiders, mad women, and bleeding hearts this is the book for you. In an airbrushed world, we can take solace and thank goodness for this book.” Raised in the gun-toting, 4×4 truck driving, meth cooking back woods of northern California, Cate continues to traverse the edges of culture, leaving tracks in the mud.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, San Francisco
Address: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102