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Queer Editorial

michelletea19.jpg Tea & Biscuit
 

The American author, poet and literary arts organiser, Michelle Tea, whose autobiographical works explore queer culture, feminism, race and more, is coming to the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle.

And Michelle Tea isn’t coming to the Biscuit Factory to check out the lovely art (although she will probably do that as well). She’s there to talk about her latest book ‘Against Memoir’, which collects together some of her award-winning journalism. She, as ever, is an exuberant and witty guide to the hard times and wild creativity of queer life in the US. Along the way she reclaims SCUM Manifesto author Valerie Solanas as an absurdist, remembers the lives and deaths of the lesbian motorbike gang HAGS, and listens to activists at a trans protest camp. This kaleidoscope of love and adventure also makes room for a defence of pigeons (pictured!) and a tale of teenage goths hustling for tips at an ice-creamery.

Michelle Tea Book Launch, Friday 4 October, The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle, 6-8pm, £6. thebiscuitfactory.com