RADAR Superstar: The Future of Storytelling is Here
Koret Auditorium, Main Library
100 Larkin Street
Let’s witness the future together. Curated by Seattle Civic Poet & James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award Anastacia Renee, we are featuring four local poets including Aimee Suzara & librecht. Honey Mahogany, San Francisco’s Best Drag Queen will be hosting Adult Drag Queen Story Hour. Come put your face on with Bailey before the show. Painting begins at 5:30pm. We will wrap up the night with a KIKI for our beloved Juliana Delgado Lopera, as she bids RADAR farewell.
Anastacia-Renee is a multi-genre writer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist. She is the recipient of the 2018, James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award for Washington artists (Artist Trust), and has served as the Seattle Civic Poet from 2017-2019, and the 2015-2017 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House. Anastacia-Renee is a two-time Pushcart nominee and 2017 Artist of Year (Seattle). She is the author of five books: Forget It (Black Radish Books), (v.), (Black Ocean) 26, (Dancing Girl Press), Kiss Me Doll Face (Gramma Press) and Answer(Me) (Winged City Chapbooks, Argus Press) and has received writing fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust, Jack Straw, Ragdale, Whiteley, Mineral School and Hypatia in the Woods.
Honey Mahogany is drag queen, business owner, and activist born and raised in San Francisco, Honey Mahogany first gained international attention as a cast member on Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Since then, Honey has been named SF’s best drag queen & cabaret performer by both the Bay Area Reporter & SF Weekly, and become a sought after emcee across the globe. Honey’s more recent endeavors fuze art with the political. Her work has earned her commendations from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Sainthood from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; awards from the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club, the San Francisco Young Democrats, Trans Day of Visibility, and more; and earned her a spot on the YBCA 100 list.
librecht baker is the author of vetiver (Finishing Line Press), an English Professor, and a Sundress Publications’ Assistant Editor. She was part of The Vagrancy’s 2018-2019 Playwrights’ Group and an Eastside Queer Stories Festival 2019 Writer. baker has attended Ragdale, VONA/Voices, and Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat. she has a MFA from Goddard College. Her poetry appears in Solace: Writing Refuge, & LGBTQ Women of Color, Bone Bouquet (Issue 8.1), Sinister Wisdom 107 – Black Lesbians: We are the Revolution!, Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices, and other publications. Baker’s play, “Lineage Undone,” was awarded Top Performance in the “Top Papers and Performances in Performance Studies” category at Western States Communication Association’s 89th Convention.