Michelle Tea will round out Chester College of New England’s Fall 2008 Visiting Writers Series with a public reading at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12 in Powers 29. The event is free. She also will be conducting workshops with Chester College students on Thursday, November 13.
Tea is a founder of the original Sister Spit experience, which began as an all-girl open mic in the early 90s and morphed into a national tour which dragged Eileen Myles, Beth Lisick, Katastrophe and countless others across the country at the end of the decade. She is the author of four memoirs, including The Chelsea Whistle, the award-winning Valencia, and the illustrated Rent Girl. Her first fiction work, Rose of No Man's Land was published to acclaim in 2006. She is currently at work on the graphic novel Carrier, illustrated by Laurenn McCubbin and set to be published in 2008 by MacAdam/Cage Press. Tea has edited four anthologies, most recently It's So You: 35 Women Write About Personal Expression Through Fashion and Style.