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

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 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.

Radar Productions Presents: January Queer Reading Series

Hosted by Juliana Delgado Lopera


Cathy de la Cruz

Cathy de la Cruz is a sometimes filmmaker, sometimes comedian and most of the time writer. Her last short film made someone in the audience yell “What?!” while throwing their hands up in the when it was over. She has an MFA in Visual Art from UC-San Diego and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. Because as one of her oldest friends says, “You really need two MFA’s to be a stand up comedian.” which is the medium she feels most excited about right now. She has studied comedy with the Groundlings in L.A., UCB in NY and recently performed her first solo show at the People’s Improv Theater in NYC.

Vernon Keeve III

Vernon Keeve III has been published in Ishmael Reed’s Konch online magazine, received the Zora Neale Hurston Award from Naropa University, and was a featured reader at the SF Jazz Poetry Festival of 2014. He earned his M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts, and a M.A. in teaching from Bard College. He is a high school English and history teacher for OUSD. Look out for his book of prose and poetry Conversations with a Southern Migrant from Nomadic Press.

Natasha Dennerstein

Natasha Dennerstein is a transwoman poet, born in Melbourne, Australia, to a family originating in Belarus. She worked as a psychiatric nurse for over 20 years, which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. In 2011 she completed her Masters at the IIML at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Natasha has had poetry published in Fourth Floor, Landfall, Snorkel, JAAM, Takahe, Bloom, Transfer, Red Light Lit and several anthologies. She is currently living in San Francisco, where she is an MFA candidate in Poetry at the Creative Writing department at San Francisco State University. Her current collection “Anatomize” is published by Norfolk Press, San Francisco.

Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye is a native of Liberia, and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. She has made over 15 films that investigate the intersection of race, class and gender in the lives of queer women of color. Her fourth feature film, The Owls was celebrated at national and international film festivals. Her third feature film, Miramax’s My Baby’s Daddy, was a U.S. box office success. Her second feature, HBO Films Stranger Inside, garnered her an Independent Spirit award nomination for best director. Dunye’s debut film, The Watermelon Woman, was awarded the Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1997. Her other works have premiered at film festivals and museums worldwide including the Whitney Biennial and Hong Kong Film Festival. Dunye has received numerous awards and honors for her work. Her most recent production Black Is Blue won the audience award at SF Frameline Film Festival and the Best Short Film Award at the Pink Apple Festival in Zurich. Presently based in Oakland, Dunye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University.

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