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RADAR PRODUCTIONS  ▽ Queer literary happenings in SF ▽ Next event: 4/12 Show Us Your Spines @ SF Public Library 👇🏽

THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL EVENING ✨✨✨ here are all of our brilliant writers (and Jewelle Gomez who showed up to the reading again!) ✨much love to @crashgrammy for being the best book-Cupid and matching the writers with work that really resonated with them ✨

YOU CANT GET LOST! When you enter the 3rd floor look for the TRANS DYKES sign. We’re right here waiting for you // SHOW US YOUR SPINES // 6pm

SHOW US YOUR SPINES IS IN THE @sfchronicle 🔥🔥🔥 come listen to some queer history and storytelling!! 6pm // tonight // 3rd floor Hormel Center @sfpubliclibrary // LINK TO ARTICLE IN BIO

Meet our last writer! See you all today!
Yeva Johnson is an African-American Jewish Lesbian mother poet and musician working as physician by day. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Yeva grew up on the East Coast and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Yeva's father, an electrical engineer and poet, encouraged her to start writing poetry in childhood, but she had difficulty finding time to indulge this passion as an adult. In December of 2014, she was encouraged by one of her mentors to begin writing poems again and has written a poem a day since. For Yeva, poetry is a vehicle to commune with the past, present and future and to connect with other people. She is inspired by the writings of W.E.B. DuBois and his description of living behind a veil representing the divide between how we see ourselves and how the world portrays us. She also draws encouragement from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh from which she has a greater appreciation for the impermanence of all things. Through her poems, Yeva explores the life cycle, family relationships, social hierarchies and interlocking caste-systems, the possibilities for interconnection, the practice of poetry, nature, love, mortality and all that is fleeting. Like a bee, her poems are vibrantly alive and sometimes they sting. Yeva is a member of an artists' collective, QTPOC4SHO, for queer and transgender artists of color in the Bay Area that includes painters, visual artists, children's book authors, performance artists, poets and comedians. Having been granted her first library card at the age of 4, Yeva relished the opportunity to explore the ephemera of the Hormel LGBTQ Center at the San Francisco Public Library through her multi-filtered lenses

Tomorrow at the Hormel Center✨
Itoro Udofia is a writer, cultural worker, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She loves to tell stories that showcase strong female protagonists defying social conventions. As a first generation Nigerian writer, writing in this way is a liberating process. You can find her work in Slice, aaduna magazine, Saraba, Merdiains: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, and the anthology Two Countries: US Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents in Red Hen Press. She has received an Honorable mention from the Speculative Literature Foundation and recently, she's made the Top 25 list for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers✨

Vernon will also be reading tomorrow!
Vernon Keeve III is a black and queer writer from Virginia, and a high school teacher in Oakland, CA. He has been featured at the SF Poetry Jazz Festival, the Berkeley Poetry Festival, and the Oakland Book Festival. His writing has been published in Ishmael Reed's Konch Online Journal, Black Girl Dangerous, Entropy, Foglifter, Buck Off!, and Blues Arrival: Stories of the Queer Black South and Migration; he received the Zora Neale Hurston Award from Naropa University in 2012. His book of poetry and essays, Southern Migrant Mixtape, was released in January 2018 by Nomadic Press.

Y’ALL READY FOR TOMORROW!!??? Join us at 6pm for SHOW US YOUR SPINES 🔮🔮 Meet our writers!
Aria Sa’id is a writer, cultural icon, policy strategist and the Founder/Director of the Kween Culture Initiative. As a writer, she is published in Nerve Endings: An Anthology of Trans Erotica as a contributing writer. She also launched a concept blog, Trans Sex In The City, in 2013 writing about her experiences as a ‘cosmopolitan transsexual woman who never got to share her stories at slumber parties’.She is featured in SF Weekly, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, AlJazeera, Vice, KQED, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area Reporter, Curbed SF, Hoodline, The Architect’s Newspaper, NewNowNext, KTVU, Yes! Magazine, Seattle Review of Books, Bitch Media, The Advocate Magazine, and the famed Inforum: Commonwealth Club for her advocacy and writing efforts.

Thursday! Come to the 2nd-ever public performance for SHOW US YOUR SPINES. THIS IS GOING TO BE SOOO GOOD <3 For a month four QTPOC writers worked with the Hormel Center LGBT archives, writing/producing a piece that will be read/presented at the reading this Thursday. Here's a sneak peak of the archival material // 6pm // FREE // 100 Larkin

Yeeeees Drag queen story hour with @yvessaintcroissant at the Oakland Public Library! 💕

TOMORROW! The wonderful folks of Literary Speakeasy will be donating all proceeds of this event to RADAR.
Come on out to Martuni’s and listen to our fierce performers read the campiest and most outrageous books penned by celebrities! These books are so awful they have to be good! This month’s performers include the amazing Cruzin d’Loo, Mutha Chucka, Clammy Faye, Sister Abbi Abnormal, Menorah Manischewitz, and our special musical guest Scotty Idol!

See you tonight at The Stud for the FINAL #SisterSpit 2018 tour show. Link in bio ♡

Come out to UC Berkeley's International House on Weds from 5-8pm for a #SisterSpit workshop and performance! $5 tickets. Link in bio.

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