the RADAR reading series
a showcase of underground and emerging writers and artists
a disperser of free home made cookies
tuesday, november 14th 2006
kari edwards + kathe izzo + keith knight + annalee newitz + triple-chocolate cookies
KARI EDWARDS is a poet, artist and gender activist; recipient of a
Small Press Traffic book of the year awards + New Langton Art's Bay Area Award in literature; author of obedience, iduna, a day in the life of p., a diary of lies - Belladonna #27, and post/(pink). Edwards' work can also be found in Scribner's The Best American Poetry, Bay Poetics, Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action, Biting the Error: writers explore narrative, Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others, Experimental Theology, Public Text 0.2., Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard, Aufgabe, Tinfish, Mirage/Period(ical), Van Gogh's Ear, Amerikan Hotel, Boog City, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Narrativity, Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics, Pom2, Shearsman, and Submodern Fiction.
poet, filmmaker and conceptual performance artist KATHE IZZO works with love: childhood, motherhood, sex, and community. Her elegant installations, both confrontational and emotionally intimate, incorporate her physical presence into a performance space at once natural, theatrical & sacred; slipping through the subtle crack between limitation & liberation, between art & life. Her work has been shown most recently in solo shows at Artemis (Miami), Cinders (Williamsburg), Experimentica (Cardiff), Highways (LA) and Movement Research (NYC) and Wild Gift (London). In her most ambitious work so far, The True Love Project, Izzo has loved the world, one person at a time (for one day, one hour, one afternoon, evening or morning) for the last four years. The True Love Project and all it’s subsidiaries are based on the principle of direct energetic transmission from artist to audience through the medium of love as art. By spending time together, all parties, artist and audience, are immediately and irrevocably transformed. To this date, she has loved over 400 private audiences, with only a few disgruntled patrons. Izzo’s poetry, memoirs and short fiction have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. An early formative performance has been preserved for posterity in the seminal Jack Smith collection of writings: MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL/Serpent's Tail. She is currently at work on her memoir, LOVE ARTIST.
KEITH KNIGHT is an award-winning San Francisco based cartoonist and rapper. His two weekly comic strips, the K Chronicles and (th)ink (seen locally in the S.F. Chronicle’s 96 Hours), can be found in over thirty-five alternative, ethnic, political and college newspapers across the country. His latest book, The Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts, is a primer for anyone looking to use art for social change. Knight is also the narrator for the KQED artist documentary. show Spark. Not bad for a former Michael Jackson impersonator. For more info, see www.kchronicles.com
ANNALEE NEWITZ is the founder of the webzine Bad Subjects; author of the books White Trash: Race and Class in America, The Bad Subjects Anthology, the recently published Pretend We’re Dead (based on doctoral research on capitalism and monster movies), and the forthcoming anthology She’s Such a Geek, about female nerds. Her weekly syndicated column, Techspolitation, explores the way media mutates and reiterates everyday life. She is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, and a recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship. Newitz’s writings have appeared in magazines and papers such as Wired, New York Magazine, Popular Science, New Scientist, Salon, SecurityFocus, The Industry Standard, GettingIt, Feed, Gear, Nerve, The Utne Reader Online, Alternative Press Review, New York Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Silicon Valley Metro, and several academic journals and anthologies.
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readings will be followed by questions and answers.
ask a question, recieve a cookie.
the triple-chocolate cookie recipe was awarded first proze in baking at the
2006 yolo county fair. RADAR thanks MJ Strong for sharing her recipe.
RADAR also thanks the Hormel Center and The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library for their ongoing sponsership and support.
tuesday, november 14th 2006
san francisco public library / main branch
100 larkin street
latino reading room / basement level
6pm / free
many wonderful events, including information about a free writing workshop being presented by Elizabeth Stark, would have been listed here if not for the present Mercury Retrograde and its affect on RADAR’s computer.