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Sister Spit




A multimedia literary explosion of zinesters, fashion plates, novelists, performance artists, poets and fancy scribblers was established in San Francisco in the early 1990s 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: two vans chock-full of cutting-edge queer female writers and performers.

Since its inception, Sister Spit has crossed the country many times and re-emerged in 2007 as “Sister Spit: Next Generation,” featuring established writers and emerging queer artists of all genders. This tour features queer luminary Michelle Tea (pictured), hilarious literary force Beth Lisick, trans-licious performance artist Ben McCoy, graphic novelist and former L Word staff Ariel Schrag, powerhouse poet Kirya Traber, photographer/myth-explorer Sara Seinberg, and world-traveling novelist Rhiannon Argo.

This vanload of magnificent, underground, femalecentric brilliance blazes into our town with the latest in the tradition of rowdy, raucous literary adventures and featuring local talent Karen Bayard & Bernie.

Sister Spit @ The Sponge Bar, 380 W. 200 South #101, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6 & 9 p.m,