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Lucha Libro: The Bay Area’s First Literary Wrestling Competition
November 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0$10
RADAR Productions presents Lucha Libro, the Bay Area’s first-ever literary wrestling competition, taking place at The Park Gym on Saturday, November 11th, 2017. Lucha Libro will feature five emerging queer and trans writers of color facing off in a live writing challenge in front of screaming fans. The winner will have a chapbook published by Foglifter in Summer 2018.
Presented in collaboration with Foglifter, The Booksmith, Quiet Lightning, and Dog Eared Books, Lucha Libro happens on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the ring at Park Gym in the legendary Castro District, at 1960 Harrison St, San Francisco, California 94103. Tickets are $10 at the door. Writers must submit work by October 1st, and the five final contestants will be announced on November 1st.
Inspired by Peru’s own literary wrestling competitions, intended to break down barriers to publication and challenge elitism in the literary world, RADAR Productions’ Lucha Libro provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for emerging queer and trans writers of color to share their work in front of a live audience.
RADAR Productions is a San Francisco-based queer literary arts non-profit organization. RADAR Productions serves queer audiences and artists in San Francisco through free and affordable literary arts programs that authentically reflect Queer communities’ experiences. RADAR creates a platform for emerging queer artists, commissions the creation of new work, and gives voice to innovative Queer writers and artists.