Lit up: Sister Spit, Radar Salon readings
Michelle Tea (pictured) is a triple threat. She produces literary events month after month that writers crave to join and readers flock to. She writes awesome books. And she is a sterling role model for young writers. Some day she may be one of our country’s great literary lions — the way Kathy Acker would be regarded now if she were still with us. But in the meantime, you have chances to see her several times a month.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 pm she’ll be appearing at City Lights bookstore with Rhiannon Argo, Meliza Banales, Tara Jepsen, Ali Liebegott, and Chelsea Starr as part of her ongoing — can I say seminal? — Sister Spit tour. Sister Spit is not just a coast-to-coast event that crops up from time to time; by now it’s almost a movement. Google Sister Spit and you’ll find more reviews, blog entries, tall tales and Flickr photos than you can shake a vibrator at.
And the next night, Wednesday, Tea hosts another in her series of monthly Radar Salon readings at the Eureka Valley branch of the SF Public Library. This month she hosts Charlie Anders and Beth Lisick. That’s at 7 pm, free.