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Michelle Tea discusses her new book, Against Memoir

Fri, October 26, 2018 | Glickman Conference Center RLP 1.302B

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Feminist Press, 2017
Feminist Press, 2017

Join LGBTQ Studies and CWGS for a conversation with feminist author Michelle Tea on her latest book, Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms. 

From Feminist Press:

The razor-sharp but damaged Valerie Solanas, a doomed lesbian biker gang, recovering alcoholics, and teenagers barely surviving at an ice creamery: these are some of the larger-than-life,yet all-too-human figures, populating America’s fringes. Rife with never-ending fights and failures, theirs are the stories we too often try to forget. But in the process of excavating and documenting these lives, Michelle Tea also reveals herself in unexpected and heartbreaking ways.

Delivered with her signature honesty and dark humor, Tea blurs the line between telling other people’s stories and her own. She turns an investigative eye to the genre that’s nurtured her entire career—memoir—and considers the extent to which art preys on life.

Michelle is a veteran queer author and the founder of literary programs such as the Sister Spit Tour, RADAR Productions, Drag Queen Story Hour, and more. The Feminist Press are the publishers of Michelle Tea's newest book Against Memoir.She is also the author of numerous books including Valencia, Rent Girl, and Black Wave.
 

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