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

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 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.

May 5, 2015 features:
Rina Ayuyang is a cartoonist and publisher based in Oakland, California. Stories from her mini-comic series “Namby Pamby” were collected in the book Whirlwind Wonderland. Rina has self-published comics such as When the Dust Settles, Outta This Comes the Crazy and Doodle DAZE, and has contributed to various publications like Mutha Magazine, Unicorn Mountain, and Stripburger. Through her art/comics imprint, Yam Books, she has showcased the work of critically-acclaimed artists such as Renee French and Tim Hensley. She also plays the “nice” co-host on the comics podcast, The Comix Claptrap. Her work can be found at www.rinaayuyang.com.

Sassafras Lowrey is a straight-edge queer punk who grew up to become the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. Hir books—Kicked Out, Roving Pack, and Leather Ever After—have been honored by organizations ranging from the National Leather Association to the American Library Association. Sassafras lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner and five furry beasts. www.SassafrasLowrey.com Her latest is the novel Lost Boi, a gorgeous queer punk reimagining of the classic Peter Pan story.

Maya Chinchilla is a Guatemalan, Bay Area-based writer, video artist, educator and author of “The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética.” Maya received her MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College and her undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also founded and co-edited the annual publication, La Revista. Maya writes and performs poetry that explores themes of historical memory, heartbreak, tenderness, sexuality, and alternative futures. Her work —sassy, witty, performative, and self-aware— draws on a tradition of truth-telling and poking fun at the wounds we carry.

Sarah Fontaine asks questions and experiments with ways to survive capitalism. She doesn’t think about what could exist instead of prisons enough. She writes essays, lists, letters, emails, captions and text messages. She edits Actually People Quarterly and publishes books at Carville Annex Press. She’s opening a children’s center for questions and care in 2015 in the Outer Sunset of San Francisco, where she lives.

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