RADAR Productions is a San Francisco-based non-profit that produces literary happenings around the Bay Area and beyond.

Founded in 2003 by writer Michelle Tea, RADAR conducts presenting, commissioning, professional development and touring programs that stimulate the production of queer and underground literature and heighten San Francisco’s reputation as a national literary center.

RADAR gives voice to innovative queer and outsider writers and artists whose work authentically reflects the LGBTQA community’s diverse experiences.

RADAR’s programs include:

Monthly RADAR Reading Series at the San Francisco Public Library

 Annual Sister Spit literary performance tour

 Eli Coppola Memorial Poetry Chapbook Prize

 Commissions of new work

The Lab, an annual free retreat for RADAR’s writers and artists

Sister Spit Publishing imprint in collaboration with City Lights Books 

The Valencia movie project

RADAR Productions is generously sponsored and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, Open Meadows Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, James Irvine Foundation, Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, CA LGBT Arts Alliance, the Queer Cultural Center and all of our individual donors.



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