THIS IS WHAT I WANT and RADAR productions have teamed up to bring you four artists on one night for Queer Intimacy Bedtime Stories, featuring Ben McCoy, Myriam Gurba, Sevan Kelee and Juba Kalamka.
RADAR Productions is a San Francisco-based non-profit that produces literary happenings around the Bay Area and beyond. RADAR gives voice to innovative queer and outsider writers and artists whose work authentically reflects the queer community’s diverse experiences.
Ben McCoy is a writer, performance artist, and actress (if you've ever had a conversation with her, THIS is evident).A quadruple Scorpio, Miss McCoy is also an experienced Tarot reader. She has an active social media presence, and like everyone else with an internet connection, has written for the Huffington Post and other online publications. You can read some of her work via googling her, or maybe you've already purchased two anthologies that she was in, one being Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road. You should also check out her youtube series How a Lady Eats a Burrito, and How a Lady Takes Public Transportation. She's pretty cool.
Myriam Gurba is the author of Painting their Portaits in Winter and Dahlia Season. She is a multimedia artist with a morbid interest in the female body. She is currently trying to learn the language of the male gaze.
SevanKelee Boult (bka Lucky 7) is a well known Bay Area poet. She has been seen on HBO Real Sex since 2000. She has represented several Bay Area slam teams over the past 10 years. In 2014, she became the only person in the Bay to win the honored title Grand Slam Champion of 4 different Bay teams (SF, Berkeley,Oakland and Palo Alto). She has performed all across the country. Gracing such places as The De Young Museum in San Francisco as well as Yerba Buena, and the Marsh Theater. A UC Berkeley graduate with a minor in Theatre Arts, SevanKelee has been crafting her spoken word performance.Sevan Kelee has been writing since childhood. Her most recent artistic venture involves the ukulele and spoken word. She effortlessly blends music and poetry to engage the audience with her soft, raspy voice and mesmerizing stage presence.
Baruch Porras Hernandez has performed his writing in NYC, Canada, and all over California. He’s been a resident artist in the spoken word program at The Banff Center in Alberta-Canada, is a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry for 2014, and is a recipient of the REGEN Artist grant from Galería de la Raza. His work can be found in several anthologies, like Assaracus from Sibling Rivalry Press, Write Bloody Publishing. In San Francisco he’s performed at Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, SOMArts, Counter Pulse, featured at Writers with Drinks, LitCrawl, Beast Crawl, Queer Rebels Fest, and The International Flor y Canto Literary Festival. For the past 6 years he’s been the head organizer for The San Francisco Queer Open Mic and has organized and hosted shows with KQED. To find out more, go to baruchporrasherandez.wordpress.com. He was born in Toluca, Mexico and likes gummy bears.
Bisexual artist/activist Juba Kalamka is most recognized for his work with performance troupes Sins Invalid and Mangos With Chili and as co-founder/producer of the queer hip hop group Deep Dickollective (D/DC). He directed the annual East Bay Pride sponsored PeaceOUT World Homohop Festival from 2002-2007. 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). His first collection of poetry, Son Of Byford, will be published by Imagination Fury Arts in 2017.
Radar's Queer Intimacy Bedtime Stories will be Saturday the 11th of June 8PM. Get Tickets