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Radar Productions / Show Us Your Spines: November Resident Reading

December 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

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In collaboration with RADAR Productions and the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center at the SF Public Library! QTPOC writers who were participants of the Show Us Your Spines Writer’s Residency will be reading at Alley Cat Books to showcase the work they did during their time at the Hormel Center.

SHOW US YOUR SPINES is a month-long writer residency + reading in collaboration with the SF Public Library’s Hormel Center. For a month QTIPOC writers work with Hormel Center LGBTQIA archives around a specific queer theme, writing/producing a piece that will then be read/presented the following month at a local venue.
RADAR Productions is the longest running queer feminist spoken word literary production organization.

December 20th 2019
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St


Alexander Torres
Clem Breslin
Jianda Monique
Muriel Leung

Alex Torres is a queer Chicanx man. A graduate of Stanford University, he is currently pursuing his PhD in Latinx and Queer literature at UC Berkeley. Before that, he taught at an underserved public university in Bogotá, Colombia as a Fulbright Scholar and curated an exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center. A Ford Predoctoral Fellow, a Beinecke Scholar, and a Mellon Mays Fellow, Alex is dedicated to serving POC communities in academia.

Clem Breslin is a trans masculine-identified poet. They studied poetry in their undergraduate days at Sarah Lawrence College. By day they work as a QA Engineer at Twitter and by night they roam the streets looking for their next Aperol Spritz. They live in Oakland and are a proud card carrying Sagittarius.

Jianda Monique: A conscious artist, musician, vocalist/guitarist and oft-published writer, featured Om Lounge 10 recording artist Jianda Monique is a poet, photographer, filmmakers, creative-spirituality coach and singer-songwriter with singles/albums that are both self-released and available on several international independent labels including: Om Records, Merck, Ghostly, Kinkysweet, Jam Recordings/Jam Music Australia and Gammaphone, as well as her self-titled solo CD. A lover of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, she’s also been published in several literary publications, and written myriad reviews and opinion pieces.

Muriel Leung is the author of Bone Confetti, winner of the 2015 Noemi Press Book Award. A Pushcart Prize nominated writer, her writing can be found in The Baffler, Cream City Review, Gulf Coast, The Collagist, Fairy Tale Review, and others. She is a recipient of fellowships to Kundiman, VONA/Voices Workshop and the Community of Writers. She is the Poetry Co-Editor of Apogee Journal. She also co-hosts The Blood-Jet Writing Hour podcast with Rachelle Cruz and MT Vallarta. Currently, she is a Dornsife Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. She is from Queens, NY.


December 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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RADAR Productions
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Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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