151029 RADAR ▽▽Hella Close Stories of Queer Intimacy Part II▽▽
Monday, October 26at 7:00pm
4122 18th St, San Francisco, California 94114
▽▽Hella Close: Stories of Fat Queer Intimacy▽▽
Magnet in San Francisco, California
Baruch Porras-Hernandez and 10 other friends are going
Join RADAR Productions for Part II of our signature 3-part series, Hella Close, part of our year-long Queering the Castro program!
***this event will be accessible to the deaf community***
Hosted by Juliana Delgado Lopera
Bisexual artist/activist Juba Kalamka is most recognized for his work with performance troupes Sins Invalid and Mangos With Chili, and as cofounder of the queer hip hop group Deep Dickollective (D/DC). Kalamka's personal work centers on intersectional dialogues on race, identity, gender, disability, sexuality and class in popular media. He received a 2005 Creating Change Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) for his activist work in queer music community and produced the annual East Bay Pride sponsored PeaceOUT World Homo Hop Festival from 2002-2007 which was featured in the 2005 documentary Pick Up The Mic. He regular appears in queer indy porn features (most recently with Trouble Films and Slanted Tendency) and toured the United States with the Sex Workers Art Show in 2006. His essays and creative writing appear in numerous journals and anthologies including Working Sex:Sex Workers Write About A Changing Industry (2007), The Yale Anthology of Rap (2010) and Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men (2014). He is a member of the boards of the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF) in San Francisco and Desiree Alliance. An international sex worker advocacy organization. He lives in Oakland, California with his primary partner of 13 years, their daughter a neurotic standard poodle and an enthusiastically territorial rescue dog. He practices polyamory both locally and globally. Buy his music (or listen for free) at jubakalamka.bandcamp.com/
Carson Beker is a writer, playwright, storyteller, and actor with an MFA and MA from SFSU. She is the co-founder of The Escapery, an SF Bay Writing Unschool and has also taught creative writing at San Francisco State University. She is the former Fiction Editor of Fourteen Hills. Her work has appeared in Gigantic Sequins, Sparkle + Blink, Transfer Magazine, Bourbon Penn, and the anthology By The Bay. Her play Sunflower Suicide Moon was a Jim Highsmith second place awardee and was staged at Z-Space in 2015. She has work upcoming in the San Francisco Olympians Festival. She likes to write about ghosts, suicide, dead cats, and the crazy.
Dawn Robinson identifies as a communication junkie, a scooter fiend, and a writer of fiction and personal essays. Dawn loves to take photographs when innovation and integrity go into a corner to make out.
Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, and activist. She is best known for her 2007 book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, which garnered rave reviews—The Advocate placed it on their list of “Best Non-Fiction Transgender Books,” and readers of Ms. Magazine ranked it #16 on their list of the “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” Her second full-length book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, came out in 2013 to rave reviews, and was a finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction. Julia’s other writings have appeared in over a dozen anthologies and in magazines and news outlets such as The Guardian, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Bitch, AlterNet, Out, and Ms. Magazine blog. She has gained notoriety in feminist, queer and transgender circles for her unique insights into gender, and her writings have been used as teaching materials in queer and gender studies courses across North America. In addition to her writing, Julia also records and performs indie-pop music under the moniker Soft Vowel Sounds. Information about her various creative endeavors can be found at juliaserano.com.