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Reading and Book Signing: Michelle Tea, “Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms”
September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Michelle Tea is the author of the memoirs The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America, The Chelsea Whistle, the illustrated Rent Girl and Valencia, and is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction.
Valencia was made into a collaborative feature-length film with 21 different directors, and toured film festivals globally after a sold-out premiere at San Francisco’s Castro Theater. Valencia the book has been translated into Slovenian, Japanese, and German. Michelle’s self-published poetry chapbooks, produced in the 90s, are compiled in the poetry collection The Beautiful.
In her most recent book, Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms, (Feminist Press, 2018), Michelle Tea blurs the line between telling other people’s stories and telling her own. She turns an investigative eye to the genre that’s nurtured her entire career—memoir—and considers the extent to which art preys on life.
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6:00pm Thursday, September 20 | Lawrence Art Center Auditorium
Supported by The Commons and the Raven Bookstore
Presented in conjunction with Lawrence Free State Festival