the RADAR reading series
thursday, january 10th 2008
san francisco public library / main branch
latino reading room / basement level
6pm sharp / free like love
KIM ADDONIZIO, who has published two novels with Simon & Schuster: Little Beauties and My Dreams Out in the Street. She also has four poetry collections, most recently What Is This Thing Called Love. She has been a National Book Award Finalist as well as a recipient of NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships. She lives in Oakland, CA. www.kimaddonizio.com
from New York City, ELLIS AVERY, named by New York Press as 2007’s Best Writer You've Never Heard of But Should Go Read Right Now. She is the author of THE TEAHOUSE FIRE, a first novel set in the tea ceremony world of 19th century Japan. Recently out in paperback from Riverhead Books, THE TEAHOUSE FIRE won two awards last year and is being translated into six languages. Ellis teaches creative writing at Columbia University.
ENRIQUE URUETA, Colombian-American, by way of Virginia and San Francisco, got his BA in Theatre from The College of William and Mary and will receive his MFA in playwriting from Brown University in May 2008. He is the author of the plays The Johnson Administration, Learn To Be Latina, The Danger of Bleeding Brown, and Forever Never Comes. His plays have been developed or produced by The Queer Latino Artists Coalition, The Queer Cultural Center
(where he is the playwright in residence), Playwrights Foundation, Impact Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Brown University/Trinity Repertory Theatre Consortium, American Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre Compnay and Golden Thread Productions. He is a proud member of NoPassport, a pan-American theatre coalition devoted to the advocacy of Latino/a and hemispherically-minded work.
SUSANNA MYRSETH, a green-thumbed, tree-climbing, Norwegian-speaking, native San Franciscan slam poet with roots on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to writing and performing her own poetry, she has worked with various San Francisco literary nonprofits, such as 826 Valencia and Streetside Stories. She also worked for Youth Speaks as a youth board member and Arts-in-Education intern, and was a member of the Living Word Project, a branch of Youth Speaks devoted to exploring the possibilities of hip-hop theater. Susanna has performed at many Bay Area venues, including the 2006 Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam finals at the San Francisco Opera House. In fall of '06, she hightailed it across the country to attend Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where she is studies English and Religion and wreaks artistic havoc. In spite of her temporary migration, Susanna remains a West Coast kid at heart.
Hosted with Q+A, by Michelle Tea,
whose New Year's resolution is to get back in the kitchen and cook her own damn cookies.
Added by MarkPritchard on January 6, 2008