Pima County Public Library welcomes legendary author Dorothy Allison and a lineup of local and national, established and up-and-coming GLBTQ authors and performers in Sister Spit: The Next Generation North American Tour on Saturday, April 7.
Local authors Amrit Donaldson, who wrote a collection of essays titled “Walking the Plank,” and Sam Ace, a poet who contributed to the book “Stealth,” are the latest additions to the performances at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Fluxx Gallery and Studio, 414 E. Ninth St. The performances are free and open to the public. Doors open at 3 and 8 p.m. Seating is limited so arrive early.
The renowned and raucous performance gang, Sister Spit, includes Allison (“Bastard Out of Carolina,” “Two or Three Things I know for Sure,” “Cavedweller”) and host Michelle Tea (“The Chelsea Whistle,” “Valencia,” “Rent Girl”) with:
- Brontez Purnell, writer and creator of Fag School fanzine and musician (Younger Lovers, Gravy Train!!!)
- Performer and playwright Erin Markey (“Green Eyes,” “Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail”)
- Comic artist and writer Cassie J. Sneider (“Fine Fine Music”)
- Nationally ranked slam poet and Mr. Transman 2010 Kit Yan.
Allison will not appear at the 9 p.m. performance.
Sister Spit was co-founded by Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson in San Francisco in the early 1990s as a weekly all-female open mic series. The duo launched the first Sister Spit national tour in 1997. In 2007, the group re-organized as Sister Spit: The Next Generation, pairing established writers with young, emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders.
The event is made possible by the GLBT Services Team of the Pima County Public Library in conjunction with RADAR Productions, a San Francisco-based queer literary arts nonprofit organization, and through generous funding from the Friends of Pima County Public Library. For more information about Sister Spit or about Pima County Public Library, including branch locations, schedules, news and events, please visit www.library.pima.gov or call 791-4010.