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

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102


“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.

Radar Reading Series | October 7, 2014 Lineup:

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, and the upcoming Turning Japanese. Her work has appeared in over fifty anthologies, including No Straight Lines, QU33R and Action Girl Comics. Her comics and essays have been featured on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Truth-out, SFBay.CA, The Comics Journal, The Bay Citizen, XOJane and more. MariNaomi’s artwork has been featured in such venues as the De Young Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisc…o’s Asian American Museum and the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles. She splits her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Thomas Page McBee writes the column “Self-Made Man” for the Rumpus, and his writings on gender have appeared in the New York Times and via TheAtlantic.com, VICE, BuzzFeed, and Salon.  Thomas gives lectures on masculinity and media narratives across the country and he lives New York, where he is the managing editor of the news and analysis site, PolicyMic. He is the author of Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man.

Ann Friedman is a magazine journalist who loves the internet. She writes a regular column about politics, culture, and gender for NYmag.com. She also contributes to The New Republic, NewYorker.com, ELLE, The Guardian, Los Angeles magazine, Newsweek, The Gentlewoman, and lots of other publications. She makes hand-drawn pie charts every week for The Hairpin and dispenses advice to journalists at the Columbia Journalism Review. She co- created the crowd-funded magazine Tomorrow, which was nominated for an Utne Independent Media Award for general excellence. The Columbia Journalism Review named her one of 20 women to watch. She sends out a weekly newsletter full of digital treats.

Activist Melinda Chateauvert has been involved in many grassroots campaigns to change policies and attitudes about sex and sexuality, gender and antiviolence, and race and rights. As a university professor she has taught courses on social justice organizing, the civil rights movement, and gender and sexuality. She is a fellow at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement

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Event Details


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

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