Mar 07 2020


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

DON’T BE AN ASS Celebrate Women’s History Month with Readings

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Readings by:

Presented by Michelle Tea, The Feminist Press, Women’s Review of Books, and Dottir Press
Camille Acker was raised in Washington, DC., and is the author of the short story collection, Training School for Negro Girls, published in October 2018 by The Feminist Press. She holds a B.A. in English from Howard University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University. Her work has received support from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Millay Colony for the Arts, Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA), the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, and Callaloo Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Electric Literature, Publishers Weekly, LitHub, VICE, and DAME Magazine, among others.
Rachel Dewoskin is an American actress and author raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. DeWoskin’s new novels Banshee (Dottir), and Someday We Will Fly (Penguin), were both published to critical acclaim in 2019. Her novel Blind was published by Penguin in 2014, and was an Illinois Reads and a Library Guild Pick. Big Girl Small (FSG, 2011), received the American Library Association’s Alex Award and was named one of the top 3 books of the year by Newsday. DeWoskin’s memoir, Foreign Babes in Beijing (WW Norton, 2005), has been published in six countries and developed at BBC America, where DeWoskin co-wrote a television pilot based on the book. DeWoskin’s debut novel Repeat After Me won a Foreward Magainze Book of the Year Award.
Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010) and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017), which The New Yorker called “mesmerizing,” and was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Triangle Publishing Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and named a Best Book of 2017 by Esquire, Book Riot, The Cut, Electric Literature, The Brooklyn Rail, Bustle, Refinery29, Salon, The Rumpus, and others. Her second essay collection will be published by Bloomsbury in 2020. Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including The Believer, Tin House, Sewanee Review, Granta, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Guernica, Post Road, Salon, The New York Times, Elle, The Guardian, Vogue, Dissent, The New York Time Book Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, Bitch Magazine, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York.
raquel gutiérrez is an essayist, art critic/writer, and poet. Raquel was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona where she/they just completed two MFAs in Poetry and Non-Fiction from the University of Arizona. Raquel is a 2017 recipient of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Raquel also runs the tiny press, Econo Textual Objects (est. 2014), which publishes intimate works by QTPOC poets. Her/Their poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in ArtNet, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, FENCE, Huizache, The Georgia Review, The Texas Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.
Natalie Lima is a Cuban-Puerto Rican writer, raised in Las Vegas, NV, and Hialeah, FL. A first-generation college graduate of Northwestern University, she is currently an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of Arizona. Her essays and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Longreads, Guernica, Brevity, The Offing, Catapult and elsewhere. Natalie has received fellowships from PEN America Emerging Voices, the Tin House Workshops, the VONA/Voices Workshop, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and a residency from Hedgebrook in 2020.
Juli Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian, speaker and storyteller based in San Francisco. They are the author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute 2017) an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award. Juli’s received awarded fellowships and residencies from Hedgebrook, Headlands Center for The Arts, Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The SF Grotto.
Achy Obejas is a Cuban poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and teacher. She is the author of The Tower of the Antilles, which was nominated for a PEN/Faulkner award. Her other books include Ruins and Days of Awe. As a translator, she’s worked with Wendy Guerra, Rita Indiana, Junot Díaz and Megan Maxwell, among others. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Michelle Tea is an American author, poet, and literary arts organizer originally from Chelsea, Massachusetts. Tea is the author of four memoirs, one novel, a collection of poetry and a Young Adult Fantasy series. She is the creator and editor of Mutha Magazine, and blogs regularly about her attempts to get pregnant on She is the founder and Artistic Director of RADAR Productions, a literary organization that produces monthly reading series, the international Sister Spit performance tour, the Sister Spit Books imprint on City Lights, and other events. She lives in San Francisco with her partner Dashiell and their dog, Charlie.
Bett Williams is the author of Girl Walking Backwards (St.Martin’s Press) and The Wrestling Party (Alyson Press.) Her forthcoming book, The Wild Kindness is about her over seven years of growing psilocybin mushrooms in New Mexico. She and her partner, Beth Hill, run a podcast and monthly psychedelic conversation series in Los Angeles called, No Cures, Only Alchemy. In 2018, they received together with the Kindle Project Maker’s Muse Award.

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