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▽▽ Sister Spit Queer + Feminist Road Show in BELLINGHAM! ▽▽

March 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sister Spit

▽▽ Sister Spit Queer + Feminist Road Show in BELLINGHAM! ▽▽

Come out to Makeshift on 3/20
$6 @ 4pm ALL AGES

Sister Spit it hitting the road again and we’ll be traveling up and down the west coast with 6 incredible emerging and established artists who offer a critical, intersectional and often humorous lens to issues of feminism, race, size, class, identity, technology, gender and sexuality.

Nikki Darling
Nikki is the author of Pink Trumpet and the Purple Prose (Econo Textual Objects, 2014) and the upcoming novel Fade Into You. Her works and letters are archived at UCLA. She is a third generation Angelino on her father’s side and Neomexicano on her mother’s side.

Jezebel Delilah X
JDX is a queer, lush-bodied, Black, femme performance artist, writer, actress, director, educator, and Faerie Princess Mermaid Gangsta for The Revolution.

Juliana Delgado Lopera
Lopera is an award-winning Colombian fiction writer/educator/oral-historian based in San Francisco. She is the recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award and the author of ¡Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latin@ immigrants.

Cassie J. Sneider
Sneider is a competitive air guitarist and the author of the book Fine Fine Music, which is a charming collection of humorous short stories about growing up a weirdo and getting into rock and roll in a small, crappy town. She is a contributing writer to xoJane and MTV News, and she is probably best known for that article on manspreading that your girlfriends shared on Facebook and your MRA cousin in Tampa hated.

Virgie Tovar
Virgie Tovar is a fat, Latina femme + author, activist and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and the creator of #LoseHateNotWeight. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012).

Denise Benavides
denise benavides is an oakland based queer xicana poet and performer. you can find her latest publication through Third Woman Press: a zine titled writing through bipolar in sixteen steps. she holds an MFA in creative writing and is currently working on her upcoming collection of poetry, riot girl.

Sister Spit began in San Francisco in the 1990s as a weekly, girls-only open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics popular around the city (and the nation) at that time. Inspired by two-bit punk bands who managed to go on the road without hardly knowing how to play their instruments, Sister Spit became the first all-girl poetry roadshow at the end of the 90s, and toured regularly with such folks as Eileen Myles, Marci Blackman, Beth Lisick and Nomy Lamm.

The tour was revived as Sister Spit: The Next Generation in 2007, and has toured the United States annually since, with authors and performers such as Chinaka Hodge, Dorothy Allison, Lenelle Moise and Justin Vivian Bond. In this next incarnation, out of respect to the changing gender landscape of our queer and literary communities, Sister Spit welcomes artists of all genders, so long as they mesh with the tour’s historic vibe of feminism, queerness, humor and provocation.

For accessibility information please contact booking@makeshiftproject.com.
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March 20, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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306 Flora St.
Bellingham, WA United States