Inspired by Small Press Traffic's archives and the iconic 1976 record by Pat Parker and Judy Grahn, Gabrielle Civil presents this five-part series, Where Would I Be Without You?, reckoning with literary ambition, friendship, sexuality, lineage, and her own coming of age as a poet.
This interdisciplinary series will provoke deep engagement through listening, watching, writing, participation, and dreaming to provide a refuge of positivity, friendship, and community connection in these heartbreaking times. Civil invites Tisa Bryant, soledad con carne, Judy Grahn, erica lewis, S*an D. Henry-Smith, Truong Tran, and others to join her in programs and presentations. Culminating in a world premiere of her original performance, My San Francisco, this multidimensional exploration delves into diverse media, collective memory, and the power of imagination.
Listening Party: Where Would I Be Without You?
Gabrielle Civil presents Where Would I Be Without You?—a listening party for the iconic 1976 record by poets Judy Grahn and Pat Parker. Kicking off a five-part series on poetry and friendship, this event invites the public to listen, write, draw and connect. Civil will dialogue with Grahn and lead a group discussion.
Watch Party Workshop: Poetic Justice
Watch Party Workshop: Tongues Untied
A Friendly Reading & Social
Et al.: 2831A Mission St. San Francisco, CA
My San Francisco
The Lab: 2948 16th St. San Francisco, CA