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Sister Spit - Panel Discussion

Monday, March 13, 2017
  1–3 p.m.


Location: Highlander Union Building HUB 355
  Parking Information

Category: Lecture

Description:

Department of Creative Writing
Asian Pacific Student Programs
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
Women’s Resource Center present

Sister Spit
Susan Straight, coordinator
This legendary, raucous, rowdy performance gang will hit UCR with a pack of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance, a must-see multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, playwrights, performance artists, drag queens, and poets.


Artist Panel Discussion:
Monday @ 1:00 P.M. in HUB 355
Come to this intimate artist panel where Sister Spit artists will share the ins and outs of their craft and the life of a working artist and answer your questions about professional writing and life on tour. Sister Spit features Denise Benavides, Virgie Tovar, Maya Songbird, Celeste Chan, Cathy de la Cruz, Juliana Delgado Lopera & Joshua Jennifer Espinoza.
 

Performance:
Monday @ 7:00 P.M. @ HUB 302 South
Join 7 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. Sister Spit features Denise Benavides, Virgie Tovar, Maya Songbird, Celeste Chan, Cathy de la Cruz, Juliana Delgado Lopera & Joshua Jennifer Espinoza.

Free and open to the public.
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Information Kiosk.

This event is presented by the UCR Department of Creative Writing, Asian Pacific Student Programs, LGBT Resource Center, and the Women's Resource Center, and is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

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Celebrating 20 Years on the Road...
In 2017 Sister Spit celebrates its 20th anniversary. 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.

Sister Spit 2017 will tour the West Coast, featuring 7 artists who offer a critical, intersectional and often humorous lens to issues of feminism, race, size, class, identity, technology, gender and sexuality.

Support provided by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.



Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Creative Writing Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245
performingarts@ucr.edu