Free: Radar Reading at Main Library
Tuesday November 4, 2014
SF Main Library - 100 Larkin Street
Hosted by Michelle Tea
Jandy Nelson’s debut YA novel, The Sky Is Everywhere (Penguin, 2010) was on multiple Best Books of the Year lists, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and has been translated in over 20 languages. Entertainment Weekly calls her just released second YA novel I’ll Give You the Sun (Penguin, 2014): “A blazing prismatic explosion of color . . . To read it is a coming-of-age experience in itself.” It has been optioned by Warner Brothers with Denise DeNovi producing and has already been licensed in seventeen countries. Jandy has an MFA in poetry from Brown University and one in writing for children and young adults from VCFA. She lives and writes in San Francisco—not far from the Northern California settings of The Sky Is Everywhere and I’ll Give You the Sun. Visit her online at jandynelson.com.
Daniela Capistrano is the founder of the POC Zine Project, an experiment in activism and community through materiality supporting POC creators since 2010. She is also CEO of DCAP Media LLC, a digital agency specializing in all-screens storytelling, marketing and consulting services for media companies and nonprofits. Since 2002, Daniela has supported the production & promotion of over 80 grassroots community-centered events nationwide. She has also curated/produced multimedia POC zine readings and workshops in academic spaces, including UCLA, USC, Amistad Research Center, Allied Media Conference, Texas A&M, University of Michigan, Georgia State, Wellesley College and more. Daniela is a proud Queer Poly Chicana Survivor and is based in New Orleans with her life partner Tracey Brown, a community organizer/healer, and their two cats Osiris and Fellow. Daniela enjoys volunteering with local NOLA org BreakOUT! and talking about transformative media.
Mimi Thi Nguyen is an associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of the award-winning The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages (Duke, 2012) and co-editor of Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America (Duke, 2007). In her real life, she is a former Punk Planet columnist and Maximumrocknroll contributor who also published zines for over 20 years, including Slander and the compilation zine Race Riot. In 2012 and 2013, she participated in the POC Zine Project/Race Riot! Tour to discuss and read from zines by people of color, and continues to organize readings and events around punk and politics.
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