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SISTER SPIT in LONG BEACH
April 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-8FREE
The Center is proud to host the queer spoken word showcase Sister Spit FREE for the fourth year in a row!Because The Center loves you and loves our community, we’ll have a cash bar with beer and wine for sale and tons of resource tables on hand to connect with some other fabulous organizations in the city! After the show, attendees will also get free admission into Hamburger Mary’s with a wristband from Sister Spit.
What is Sister Spit?
Sister Spit was established in San Francisco in the early 1990’s as a weekly all-female open mic series, co-founded by Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson. The duo launched the first Sister Spit national tour in 1997: 2 vans chock-full with cutting-edge dyke female writers and performers. Since its inception, Sister Spit has crossed the country many times and re-merged in 2007 as Sister Spit- Next Generation featuring established writers with young, emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders.
—THOMAS PAGE MCBEE writes the column “Self-Made Man” for the Rumpus and new series “The American Man” for Pacific Standard. His writings on gender have appeared in the New York Times and viaTheAtlantic.com, VICE, BuzzFeed, and Salon.
—MYRIAM GURBA is the author of Dahlia Season (Manic d Press), poetry collection Wish You Were Me (Future Tense Press) as well as several self-published ‘zines and chapbooks. In 2014 she won RADAR Productions’ Eli Coppola Memorial Chapbook Contest.
—MICA SIGOURNEY created drag persona VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! and performed at the deYoung, the New Museum and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Sigourney produces the WORK MORE! series, is the creator of the long-running weekly drag arts event SomeTHING, and a founding member of the performance trio Nicole Kidman is Fucking Gorgeous.
—TOM CHO is an artist with over 70 fiction pieces published in journals and anthologies. His collection of fictions, Look Who’s Morphing, was originally published in Australia to acclaim, and was shortlisted for various awards.
—KATE SCHATZ’s book of fiction, Rid of Me: A Story, was published in 2006 on Continuum Press as part of the acclaimed 33 ⅓ series. Her writing has been published in Oxford American, Denver Quarterly, Joyland, and West Branch, among others, and her short story “Folsom, Survivor” was included as a 2010 Notable Short Story in Best American Short Stories 2011. She is a co-founder and editor of The Encyclopedia Project and is the Chair of the School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts.
—MIRIAM KLEIN STAHL is a visual artist and co- founder / lead teacher of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School and is an Arts Commissioner in the City of Berkeley. Stahl’s work in the studio incorporates drawing and traditional printmaking as well as public and social practice installations.
—GRISELDA SUAREZ, Sister Spits local artist feature has had poetry and short stories appear in Aunt Lute Press, Seal Press, NCOC Press, Acentos Literary Review, and Sinister Wisdom Journal. She is founder of Karari: A Literary Arts Organization for Indígena, Latina and Xicana Writers and is currently the editor of the Culture and Arts section of xQsí Magazine, a new publication for the [email protected] community.
—Hosted by VIRGIE TOVAR a hot fat Latina femme, writer and activist. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion and the host of the “The Virgie Show” (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She was voted Best Sex Writer by the Bay Area Guardian in 2008 for her first book. Virgie and her work have been featured by Al Jazeera, NPR, Yahoo! Front page, MTV, the San Francisco Chronicle, Bust Magazine, and Huffington Post Live. Find her online at http://