Civic Center
San Francisco, California 94102

Wednesday, March 22nd
the RADAR reading series
a showcase of emerging and underground writers and artists
TERENCE SMITH aka JOAN JETTBLAKK, who began his/her drag career in 1973 after seeing David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust; who became a member of the Gay Liberation Front in 1975, and thereafter was able to mix drag, politics and theatre into his life; who, along the way, did plays written by John Calendo, (Cold), Arnold Aprill, (Womandingo), and Ron Tavel (The Secret Life of Juanita Castro). In 1990, as Joan JettBlakk, Terence ran for mayor of Chicago, with the help of Queer Nation Chicago; in 1992, Joan ran his/her campaign for President of the United States. Since then, he has been busy with his live talk show, "Late Nite with Joan JettBlakk", a bit of writing here and there, and trying to stay alive in the absurdly expensive city of San Francisco.

Actor/ Playwright/Screenwriter/ and Performance-Poet TINA D'ELIA, best known for her one-woman show: Groucho: A Day in the D'Elia Soup, performed in festivals such as Women on the Way and the National Queer Arts Festival; Groucho was also adapted by screenwriter/director, Michael La Rocco into the short firm: Groucho, which screened in San Francisco, Texas, Australia, and Spain; currently Ms. D'Elia is adapting both her one-woman-show and the screenplay "Groucho" into a 6 character play with director, Mary Guzman and musical director Claudia Montagner. Ms. D'Elia's latest piece; "The Lost Black Jack King in Our Eyes", was adapted from her story published in the Lambda award-winning Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 and has been performed twice at ODC Theater.

from Portland, Oregon, CHELSEY JOHNSON, who has attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop and recently finished a Stegner fellowship; whose fiction has appeared in Ploughshares and on NPR's Selected Shorts; who is a contributing writer for Out Magazine and has also written for Venus, Heeb, and Chickfactor, and who is completing a collection of short stories.

DAVID LARSEN, who lives in San Francisco, teaches in Berkeley, and co-curates the New Yipes experimental film and poetry series ( at 21 Grand in Oakland; and whose long record of self-publishing was broken in 2005 with the appearance of a poetry collection from Faux Press (Cambridge, MA). Its title is The Thorn.

Readers and performers will read and perform. Then there will be a Q&A, with homemade
cookies distributed by their baker and your hostess, Michelle Tea.

at the San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
Downstairs in the Latino Reading Room
6pm Sharp * Free

Added by kknight852 on March 12, 2006

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