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Radar Productions: March Queer Reading Series
March 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reading followed by artist Q&A
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Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collections Reversible (2017) and The Haunted House (2010) from Switchback Books, as well as two chapbooks. Her poems, essays, and articles have appeared in publications including Hyperallergic, BUST, Bitch, The Hairpin, and Fanzine, and are forthcoming in Electric Gurlesque (Saturnalia Books, 2017). Marisa is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the feminist literary/pop culture website Weird Sister. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
As an artist of mixed Pakistani and Lebanese descent and having grown up in Pakistan, Bhutto sees his body caught in the middle of complex identity politics formed by centuries of colonialism and exacerbated by contemporary international politics. In his work he explores the politics of queerness, its intersections with Islam and how it exists in a constant liminal and non-aligned space. Bhutto is also interested in issues of state violence and how that violence resonates in our collective memory, how it forms and shapes communities and by extension how it affects the individual.
Yuska Lutfi Tuanakotta
Yuska Lutfi Tuanakotta graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with double MFA degrees in Creative Fiction Writing and Creative Nonfiction Writing and was a Lambda Literary Fellow in Nonfiction. His debut nonfiction, Gentlemen Prefer Asians: Tales of Gay Indonesians and Green Card Marriages was on LitHub’s 2016 list of Books to Read on Pride Month. OUT Magazine puts Gentlemen Prefer Asians on its must-read list and describes it as “Graceful and sensitive, yet pleasingly acerbic when necessary.”
Yuska lives in Los Angeles and works as a photographer. He recently launched Faglandia.com, a website dedicated to bringing unabashedly gay news, entertainment, and propaganda.
Trinidad Escobar is an artist, mother, bruha, and educator from the Bay Area, California. Her writing and visual art have been featured in various publications such as Rust & Moth, The Brooklyn Review, The Womanist, Red Wheelbarrow, Solo Cafe, Mythium, Tayo, the anthologies Walang Hiya, Over the Line, Kuwento, and more. Trinidad has been a guest artist and speaker at the San Jose Museum of Art, Pilipino Komix Expo, LitQuake, and The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Her graphic memoir CRUSHED, published by Rosarium Publishing, is available on Amazon, Comixology, Barnes and Noble. Trinidad teaches Comics & Race at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California.