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

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
December 2013 | “Show Us Your Spines” Indie Writers Reading | SF Main Library

December 11, 2013 Lineup:

  • Cheemey Boey is an animator, artist, author, and TED Award recipient who is best known for his Sharpie drawings on foam coffee cups. For many years, he has entertained a loyal throng of readers through his diary blog, I Am Boey. His best-selling graphic novel, When I Was A Kid, is a hilarious and poignant memoir about growing up in Malaysia, a sort of prequel to his current daily blog.
  • Aya de Leon is a writer/performer working in poetry, fiction, and hip hop theater. Her work has received acclaim in the Village Voice, Washington Post, American Theatre Magazine, and has been featured on Def Poetry, in Essence Magazine, and various anthologies and journals. She is currently working on a sexy feminist heist novel and The Puffy Hair Project, a children’s book for people whose hair defies gravity.
  • Wonder Dave has toured the country performing at poetry venues, schools, cabarets, science fiction conventions, burlesque shows, and bowling alleys. Dave’s poetry has been published in anthologies by Write Bloody and Lethe Press as well as in the Legendary, Orange Room Review, Breadcrumb Scabs, Pedestal, Shit Creek Review and Assaracus.
  • Rotimi Agbabiaka is an actor slash singer slash dancer slash writer slash a bunch of other things. He lives in San Francisco and his exploits include musicals with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, drag at Club Something, and a brief appearance in an iPhone commercial. His solo play “Homeless” won Best Solo Performance at the San Francisco Fringe Festival.


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