Kim Shuck is a poet, weaver, educator and was born in her mother’s hometown of San Francisco. Her ancestors were and are Tsalagi, Sauk and Fox and Polish, for the most part. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in weaving in 1998 from San Francisco State University. As a poet Kim has read her work around the US and elsewhere. In late 2005 she toured through Jordan with a group of poets from all over the globe in the interest of peace and communication. Shuck is the author of Smuggling Cherokee and Rabbit Stories. Kim’s visual art has been included in shows both locally and abroad such as a textile show at the National Museum of Taiwan in Taipei and Art, Women, California at the San Jose Art Museum. She consults with museums and galleries around California on the subjects of Native artwork and community inclusion. kimshuck.com
June 10, 2014
Bead by Bead: Contemporary Native Writing
African American Art and Culture Comples
National Queer Arts Festival
Bead by Bead: Contemporary Native Writing, is a literary salon featuring Two-Spirit authors making critical contributions to the fields of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Join Jewelle Gomez, Kim Shuck, Indira Allegra, Greg Sarris, Qwo-Li Driskill, Nazbah Tom and Moon Flower as they offer up narratives that attest to the brilliant, ongoing vision of Two-Spirit people today. These authors labor over their texts bead by bead, writing stories that can be sewn together to create complex legacies of love and survival for the future to inherit.