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#we - a talk and reading series of queer perspectives

Please join us for the fifth installment of #we, a talk and reading series of queer perspectives hosted by Richard Loranger. Each event features two writers from various segments of the queer spectrum, who each give a talk on their perspective on or experience of queerness, followed by a reading of their creative work.

For our fifth event, poet and editor Dena Rod will deliver a talk titled “Following the Breadcrumbs: Searching for Iranian Queer Culture”, and read poetry based on their research sifting through academic sources, ephemera, and anonymous newsletters from the SF Public Library's James C Hormel Center; and African American bisexual artist and activist Juba Kalamka will give a talk titled “Nguzo Sabatage: Intersecting My Margins”, and read some relevant creative work.

Q&A and chat time will follow.

Absolutely all are welcome to this sharing of perspectives. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and ASL translation for the deaf is available on request, with a two-week notice preferred.


a talk and reading series of queer perspectives


Dena Rod

and Juba Kalamka

Hosted by Richard Loranger

Thursday, September 26, 2019

7 - 9 pm

free of charge, and a hat will be passed


Dena Rod is the Assistant Creative Nonfiction editor for homology lit, a writer, and a poet. A graduate of San Francisco State University, they have an M.A. in English Literature. Described by the Bold Italic as a "verbose advocate," Dena works to illuminate their diasporic experiences of Iranian American heritage and queer identity, combating negative stereotypes of their intersecting identities in the mainstream media.

Juba Kalamka bio arriving soon…