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Perfectly Queer SF Reading “Korima Press, Queer Latinx Publisher”

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Perfectly Queer San Francisco is proud to spotlight Korima Press, a Queer Chicana/Chicano publishing house founded by poet and essayist Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano and based in San Francisco. Join us Tuesday, March 13, from 7pm to 8:30pm at Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro St. in San Francisco. 4 Korima Press authors will read: Cathy Arellano, Maya Chinchilla, Dino Foxx, and Michael Nava. A discussion of writing as a Queer Chincana/Chicano will follow the readings. The authors’ books will be available for sale and signing. Free admission and refreshments. Door prizes at 7pm sharp!

Kórima’s purpose is to infuse both the Chicana/o & Latina/o and Queer literary cannons with works by author’s whose craft, stories, and identities exist at the intersections of Queerness, Chicanidad, and Latinidad. Founded in 2010, the Kórima catalogue, which is expected to nearly double in the next two years, counts 17 titles that have been taught in dozens of colleges, high schools, and universities across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

Cathy Arellano is a Mexican lesbian poet from The Mission. Cathy is the author of two collections of poetry: Salvation on Mission Street, a memoir in poetry and prose about love and loss within her San Francisco-based family from the 1960s to the 2000s; and, I Love My Women, Sometimes they Love Me. In 2017, Arellano was the recipient of the Golden Crown Literary Society award for Debut Author.

Maya Chinchilla is a Guatemalan, Bay Area-based writer, video artist, and educator with an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College. She writes and performs poetry that explores themes of historical memory, heartbreak, tenderness, sexuality, and alternative futures. Her work–sassy, witty, performative, and self-aware-draws on a tradition of truth-telling and poking fun at the wounds we carry. Maya is the author of The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética and the editor of the forthcoming anthology Centromariconadas: A Queer & Trans Central American Anthology.

Dino Foxx, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, is a nationally presented actor, singer, poet, arts educator, and activist. They are a founding member of a Queer Xicana/o Performance Poetry Collaborative and a company member with Jump-Start Performance Co. Their poetry has been published in such collections as Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry, the 19th issue of Suspect Thoughts: A Journal of Subversive Writing, and Queer Codex: Chile Love. Dino is the author of When the Glitter Fades and co-author of Tragic Bitches: An Experiment in Queer Xicana & Xicano Performance Poetry.

Michael Nava is the six-time Lambda Literary award-winning author of the Henry Rios novels and the historical novel, The City of Palaces. In 2016, he released Lay Your Sleeping Head, a reimagining of the first Henry Rios novel, which was hailed as “one of the literary events of the year,” and earned him his tenth Lambda Literary award nomination. His most recent book, released in 2017, is titled Street People.


March 13
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dog Eared Books Castro
489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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