Sister Spit Los Angeles

Sat Aug 13 2022 at 07:00 pm
Detroit Vesey's ,Los Angeles

Sister Spit Los Angeles
  • Date

    Sat Aug 13 2022 at 07:00 pm

  • Location

    Detroit Vesey's, 2028 East 7th Street,Los Angeles,CA,United States

  • Organizer

    Sister Spit: The Next Generation

The August 2022 lineup features a dizzying array of contemporary queer and feminist literary talent:
Lynn Breedlove, author of the novel Godspeed and the performance text On Freak Show, derived from his one-man-show of the same name. For his long-term controbutions to Bay Area queer culture – from stints in music ensembles from Tribe8 to The Homobiles, to entrepreneurial accomplishments such as establishing the first all-female bicycle courier company, Lickety Split, to the pioneering, queer-centric ride share business Homobiles, Breedlove received a Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Breedlove last joined Sister Spit on their 1998 tour.
Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster, and professor. Her Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was called "engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant" by Rachel Maddow. Nicole's second graphic memoir, Fetch :How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home, is currently being developed for television. Nicole is the creator of the podcast Relative Fiction with Oregon Public Broadcasting, and hosts a weekly queer feminist art podcast, Sagittarian Matters. This is her third Sister Spit tour.
Writer and actor Beth Lisick is the author of six books, including the New York Times Bestselling comic memoir Everybody into the Pool and the recent novel Edie on the Green Screen. Her recent projects are the feature film Mirror Moves and the serial opera podcast The Electronic Lover, for which she and composer Lisa Mezzacappa received a grant from the Gerbode foundation. Lisick has also worked as a promotional banana mascot, a baker, and an aide to people with developmental disabilities. This is her third time traveling with Sister Spit.
Brontez Purnell is a writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist. He is the author of a graphic novel, a novella, a children’s book, and the novels Since I Laid My Burden Down and 100 Boyfriends. He is the recipient of a 2022 award from the Rauschenberg Foundation for risk-taking in art, and 2018 Whiting Award for Fiction, as well as named one of ‘32 Black Male Writers for Our Time’ by T: New York Times Style Magazine. Purnell is also the frontman for the band the Younger Lovers. This is his second time touring with Sister Spit.
Kamala Puligandla is a writer and editor in LA, whose autobiographical fiction and essays focus on queer love and futures. Her first novel, Zigzags, came out from Not A Cult in October 2020 and her novella You Can Vibe Me On My FemmePhone was released from Co-Conspirator Press in 2021. Kamala currently works at the Feminist Center for Creative Work, directing communications and marketing. Find her at, and follow her on Instagram @thatkamala. This is her first time traveling with Sister Spit.
Vancouver, B.C. artist, performer and author Vivek Shraya, whose best-selling book, I’m Afraid of Men, was lauded by Vanity Fair as ‘cultural rocket fuel.’ Shraya was a Pride Toronto Grand Marshall, a brand ambassador for MAC Cosmetics and Pantene, a Director on the Board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation, and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at University of Calgary. Her debut play, How to Fail as a Pop Star, is currently being adapted for Canadian television. This is Shraya’s first time traveling with Sister Spit.

The Hosts:
Sini Anderson is an award-winning film director, producer, video art maker, and feminist art activist. Her films , The Punk Singer, a documentary about Kathleen Hanna & Catherine Opie b. 1961 have won Anderson several directing awards, for example for The Punk Singer, The Lena Sharpe Persistence of Vision from SIFF, Seattle International Film Festival & ARCA Best Director Award from Distrial Film Festival in Mexico City. Awards for the Opie film include, HBO’s Best Documentary Short at Provincetown International Film Festival, Excellence in American Profiles Award at the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, & the VIMEO Staff Award at OutFest Los Angeles. Andersons current project, So Sick, is a seven part documentary series that she’s been making since 2014.
Michelle Tea is the author of over a dozen books, including Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My In/Fertility, forthcoming August 2022 from Dey Street/HarperCollins. She has been the recipient of awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, the California Library Association, and PEN/America. She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. Author of the popular tarot how-to, Modern Tarot, Tea is host of the mystical podcasts Your Magic on Spotify and Ask the Tarot, on SpotifyGreenroom.