The IPRC Presents: An Evening with Michelle Tea

An engaging interview and author’s talk with literary luminary Michelle Tea, who
will discuss her work and process as a memoirist, poet and fiction writer.
We will delve into the beginning of her career,
and how her San Francisco open mic events led Michelle to tour the country
as co-founder of the legendary all-girl spoken word roadshow Sister Spit.

Interview conducted by comic artist and Sister Spitter Nicole J. Georges.

Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs , a collection of poetry and the novel Rose of No Man’s Land. She has edited anthologies on fashion, class, personal narrative and lesbo-centric fiction. She co-founded Sister Spit’s Ramblin’ Road Show in the 90s and is the diabolical mind behind Sister Spit: Next Generation. She lives in San Francisco where she founded and is artistic director of queer literary arts organization, RADAR Productions.

Her 2009 article “The Gossip Takes Paris” was selected for Best Music Writing 2010 and, with The Gossip’s Beth Ditto, Michelle Tea wrote Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir (forthcoming on Spiegel & Grau.) Her upcoming books include a Young Adult fantasy and an apocalyptic romance tome.

Nicole J. Georges is the author of the autobiographical comic zine Invincible Summer. Her fine illustration work has appeared in Tin House, Good Dog Magazine, and the book Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. She has toured with Michelle Tea on Sister Spit: The Next Generation two times, criss-crossing America and performing in over sixty shows together. Nicole has been working with the IPRC for the past eleven years. She was once voted Miss Specs Appeal by the zine Hey Four Eyes! , and has just finished a book called Calling Dr. Laura, which will be out in 2012 with Houghton Mifflin.

This event will be held at the Waypost 3120 N Williams, Portland, OR