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

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 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.

This month, their featured readers are:

  • Maryam Farnaz Rostami has made performance-based work in San Francisco for the last 8 years, both solo and ensemble. She is a co-founder of Nicole Kidman is Fucking Gorgeous and founder of MFR Productions. Her latest one-woman show, Late Stage San Francisco, played at the ACT Costume Shop in August 2015. In addition to writing and creating movement, she works in the world of architecture as a designer, and has been a maker for as long as she can remember.
  • Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is an artist who uses culturally “classed” materials to create 2-D and performative work that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to systems of marginalization. She is concerned specifically with the futuristic femme myth as it applies to queer and of color communities.
  • Kevin Simmonds is a poet and musician originally from New Orleans. His books include The Noh of Dorian Corey, Bend to it, Mad for Meat, and the edited collection Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality.
  • Kyle Casey Chu a.k.a Panda Dulce is a Fourth-Generation Chinese-American San Francisco native drag queen, musician and media artist. She has produced scores for award-winning feature films, toured with international acts, and has spoken on national radio, television, and universities across the US on issues of race, gender and justice.By day, Panda works as a Counselor at California College of the Arts. By night, she works as a panelist for MTV’s Look Different Campaign, and as a correspondent for VICE LGBT.

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