Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sister Spit!

I just saw Sister Spit perform at the SF public library and it was an amazing show!

The first reader was Ali Liebegott who read a terrific poem reflecting on Avedon's photography and the donor's family from her knee surgery.

Cassie J. Sneider read a hilarious and very well-written story about music, her family, and Long Island. I liked it so much I bought a copy of the book for a friend who grew up on Long Island.

Michelle Tea, who hosted, charmingly, read from a recent Jane XO post about trying to get pregnant. Like Sneider's story, this was chatty, smart, very funny, and wonderfully observed.

The afternoon featured a screening of chapter of Tea's Valencia which is being filmed by 21 different filmmakers. To my very pleasant surprise, this chapter (directed by Hilary Goldberg) included footage of my beloved Orange Alley!

A wild, wonderous, hilarious story was also read by Brontez Purnell that had the audience in stitches. Really excellent work.

The afternoon ended with a reading by Dorothy Allison, whose Bastard Out of Carolina broke my heart in the early/mid 90s. She was a powerful, moving reader, and felt honored to be in the audience.

All in all, a fabulous Sunday in San Francisco.

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