a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
19:00 - 22:00
Location: The Yard Theatre, Old Birley Street, manchester, UK
They've been brewing up a storm across the pond, and now they're doing the same in Europe. By all accounts the UK shows so far have been hugely successful and well-loved. Catch this special performance, hitting Manchester.
SISTER SPIT: The Next Generation
Feminist Performance Extravaganza!
Wednesday September 23rd
The Yard Theatre, Old Birley St, Hulme
MANCHESTER M15 5RF
doors 7pm for 7:30pm start
£5 on door
'Sister Spit: The Next Generation is hitting the road with a whole new all-girl lineup of zinesters, fashion plates, novelists, performance artists, slam poets and fancy scribblers. Inspired by the legendary Sister Spit Ramblin' Roadshow of the 90s, Sister Spit: The Next Generation is hauling a vanload of killer underground female talent across the USA and Europe and into your town. The latest gang hits the road soon, carrying on the tradition of rowdy, raucous literary adventure. Come and meet your new favorite performers'
sister spit myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sisterspitnextgen
The line-up of celebrated queer/grrrl artists, writers, zinesters and performers are: Michelle Tea, Cristy C Road, Rhiannon Argo, Kat Marie Yoas, Em Ledger.
MICHELLE TEA, co-founder of Sister Spit and the muscle behind Sister Spit: The Next Generation. Author of a bunch of books, including the Lambda Award-winning Valencia.
CRISTY C ROAD, author and illustrator of Indestructible and Bad Habits, about self-medication, punk rock, feminism, Cuban-American families and girl crushes! Iconic illustrator who has designed zine covers, graphic novels, album covers, logos and all kinds of memorable works in the punk rock sphere.
RHIANNON ARGO, skater, future librarian, present novelist. Author of the queer tour-de-force The Creamsicle, about genderqueer strippers, tiny stolen dogs, curbside drug dealers and messy femmes!
KAT MARIE YOAS, who wrote about class and curly hair in the essay 'I Went To College And All I Got Was This White Trash T-Shirt' for the anthology It's So You; prone to busting into psychokiller housewife performance personas!
EM LEDGER, based in the UK, Em runs riot grrrl collective Lola and the Cartwheels and writes The World's A Mess and Yr My Only Cure zine.
& emily belize behind the wheel of the van!
- There may also be some time for an open mic, so bring stuff you may wanna read -
*Hosted by Kaffequeeria (www.kaffequeeria.org.uk) 'Not wanting to buy into the commercial gay scene we are creating spaces to share with like-minded folk, putting on the sort of diy, non-profit events we'd like to go to'.