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Sister Spit: Writings, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road (City Lights Books)
Michelle Tea (Valencia, Rose of No Man's Land) presents readings from her new anthology of writing and artwork from the irreverent, flagrantly queer, hilariously feminist, tough-talking, genre-busting ruffians who have toured with the legendary Sister Spit. This event features Tara Jepsen, Myriam Gurba, Blake Nelson, Harriet "Harry"Dodge, Tamara Llosa-Sandor, Sara Seinberg, and Cassie J. Sneider.Praise for Sister Spit:
"Heartbreakingly beautiful writing; sometimes funny, sometimes shattering—always revolutionary. Truly amazing collection!"—Margaret Cho
"Sister Spit is like the underground railroad for burgeoning queer writers. Not only in the van, but in the audiences trapped in the hinterlands of America and looking to escape. Sister Spit saves lives."—Justin Vivian Bond, author of Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels
Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, a novel, a book of poetry and the young adult fantasy tale A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. She has edited anthologies about class, fashion and literature, and is editor of Sister Spit Books, a City Lights imprint. Michelle is founder and Executive Director of RADAR Productions, a literary non-profit that oversees the Sister Spit international performance tours, the monthly RADAR Reading Series, the annual Radar LAB Retreat, and other programs.
Tara Jepsen is a writer and performer from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her short stories have been published in the anthologies Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache and It's So You.
Myriam Gurba is the author of Dahlia Season and Wish You Were Me, and was included in the anthologies Life As We Show It and Ambientes. She lives in Los Angeles.
Blake Nelson is the author of many books for teenagers and adults who act like teenagers. His novel Paranoid Park was made into a film by Gus Van Sant.
Harriet "Harry" Dodge is a Los Angeles-based visual artist, filmmaker, writer, and performer whose work has shown in national galleries including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, P.S. 122, and The Getty.
Tamara Llosa-Sandor is a former news reporter now exploring the murky terrain between memoir and fiction. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. Her first book, As Filipino As Fruitcake, may or may not be published by 2018.
Sara Seinberg is a writer and a photographer that makes up one half of Robinberg Photography with Ginger Robinson. In addition to her novel featuring Pandora, she is writing a book about finishing a graceless marathon and how sometimes failure is the best prize of all.
Cassie J. Sneider is the author of the life-changingly hilarious book Fine Fine Music. She shares a birthday with Ted Nugent, Steve Buscemi, and Beth Lisick. She toured with Sister Spit in 2012.