The tradition of taking a vanload of edgy, intellectual provocateurs on the road continues with a lineup featuring brand new voices, audience favorites, and the latest publications from City Lights/Sister Spit, an imprint of the iconic publisher City Lights in San Francisco. The 2014 tour will be hosted by Amanda Verwey, and along for the ride are: debut novelist Dia Felix, whose bookNochita (published by City Lights/Sister Spit), uses a gorgeous and whimsical language to tell the story of the young offspring of a new age guru and a cowboy forced to make her own way in a world sparkling with magic, cruelty, and imagination; Beth Lisick, whose new book Yokohama Threeway: And Other Small Shames (out now from City Lights/Sister Spit), gathers Lisick’s most hilarious and humiliating moments into a series of vignettes that will leave the audience cringing and cracking up; slam poet and award-winning Chinaka Hodge, whose explorations of race, class and girlhood will electrify her clobber; powerhouse fat activist Virgie Tovar, one of the U.S.’s leading experts on body discrimination and a lecturer who uses wild humor, raunchy storytelling, and inspired performance to educate; award-winning playwright and poet Lenelle Moïse, whose debut collection, Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit), uses both poetry and prose to weave together stories of immigration, blackness, and femaleness in our culture will set out to make you laugh as it will devastate; and a favorite on the Sister Spit tour, Rhiannon Argo returns to read from her brand new young adult novel, Girls I’ve Run Away With (Moonshine Press), the story of teenaged, skateboarding lezzies finding themselves and each other in a hostile suburbia.
About Sister Spit: Since its maiden voyage helmed by Michelle Tea in 1997, the Sister Spit traveling roadshow has been taking vanloads of cutting-edge, razor sharp writers, poets, and performance artists into the wilds of North America, bringing a radical vision of queerness and feminism into small towns and big cities, staging shows at Universities, art galleries, and culture spaces. Always bringing a mixture of award-winners and best-sellers with up-and-comers, a Sister Spit show is like nothing else, an inspiring glimpse into other ways of living, thinking, and being, infused with humor, darkness, and camp.
Performer Bios listed at: http://www.radarproductions.org/sister-spit-2014
Full Tour listed at: http://www.radarproductions.org/sister-spit-tour-schedule-spring-2014/