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

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 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.

November 5, 2013 Lineup:

  • Laura Cerón
  • Wendy McNaughton + Caroline Paul
  • Griselda Suarez
  • Travis Jeppesen

Wendy McNaughton is an illustrator based in san francisco. Her drawings have been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Lucky Peach, and Print. Her illustrated documentary series, Meanwhile, appears on The Rumpus.

Caroline Paul is the author of ‘East Wind’, ‘Rain’, a historical novel and ‘Fighting Fire’, a memoir.

Griselda Suarez is a writer, cook, and a teacher. She was born in unincorporated East Los Angeles. As a Lambda Literary Fellow, she continues to work on her poetry collection and a body of essays. Aunt Lute Press, Seal Press, Acentos Literary Review, Finishing Line Press, NCOC Press, The Other Side, and OutSpoken Journal have published her work. Her blog chronicles Peppered Up Foods and has led her to a tantalizing experience with food writing. In addition to cooking at her restaurant, Sliced and Diced Eatery, she currently teaches writing at Cal State University Long Beach in the Chicano and Latino Studies department and at DeVry University.

Travis Jeppesen is based in Berlin and London, where he is a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. His writings on art, literature, and film regularly appear in Artforum, Bookforum, Upon Paper, and Art in America. Jeppesen’s latest novel is The Suiciders (Semiotext(e)/MIT Press).

Laura Cerón is a Colombian editorial designer / Print lover / Illustrator. An advocate and enthusiast of self publication, she’s published “De Suna en Suna” (2011), an interactive journal exploring the passing of time in Bogotá; “Plastic Panties”, a Spanglish Queer zine with her partner. A myriad of chapbooks, zines, small books in collaboration with the Colombian art collective “Tyrannus Melancholicus”. Laura has worked for printing houses such as McSweeneys, and La Silueta Ediciones. She has a serious obsession with letters and birds, which she scribbles with pen and ink, watercolors and crayons. Lately she’s worked with relief ink in a series linocut prints for the Colombian Marriage Equality campaign.


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

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