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Living Writers: Michelle Tea

October 13, 2016 @ 5:20 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


Living Writers is a series of events that are free to students and the public, and happens every Thursday night in the Humanities Lecture Hall, room 206. This series will be focusing on fiction writers as well as filmmakers. It’s going to be an exciting series and we hope to see you there!  For more details, please email us at

Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of the memoirs The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America,The Chelsea Whistle, the illustrated Rent Girl and Valencia, winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction. Valencia has been made into a collaborative feature-length film with 21 different directors, and toured film festivals globally after a sold-out premiere at San Francisco’s Castro Theater. Valencia the book has been translated into Slovenian, Japanese, and German. Michelle’s self-published poetry chapbooks, produced in the 90s, are compiled in the poetry collection The Beautiful. She is the author of the novel Rose of No Man’s Land (translated into Italian), and has edited anthologies on first person narratives (Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache), the female experience of growing up working class (Without A Net), feminist fashion (It’s So You) and up and coming queer female writing (Baby, Remember My Name). Her latest book is Black Wave, a memoir-fiction hybrid, published by Feminist Press, where she curates the Amethyst Editions series.

Living Writers Fall Schedule 2016

9/22 No reading

9/29 Chanan Tigay

10/6 Jennifer Chang

10/13 Michelle Tea

10/20 Alfredo Vea

10/27 Elizabeth Willis

11/3 No reading

11/10 Peter Orner

11/17 No reading


12/1 Student Reading

Readings sponsored by The Humanities Division, The Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, The Literature Department and Poets and Writers Inc.


October 13, 2016
5:20 pm - 7:00 pm
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Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206
UCSC Humanities Lecture Hall, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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