Michelle Tea discusses her new book, Against Memoir

Join LGBTQ Studies and the Center for Women's & Gender Studies for a conversation with feminist author Michelle Tea on her latest book, Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms. LGBTQ Studies Director, Ann Cvetkovich and Austin artist Gretchen Phillips will lead a conversation on Michelle Tea's latest book and queer subculture lives.

From Feminist Press:

The razor-sharp but damaged Valerie Solanas, a doomed lesbian biker gang, recovering alcoholics, and teenagers barely surviving at an ice creamery: these are some of the larger-than-life,yet all-too-human figures, populating America’s fringes. Rife with never-ending fights and failures, theirs are the stories we too often try to forget. But in the process of excavating and documenting these lives, Michelle Tea also reveals herself in unexpected and heartbreaking ways.

Delivered with her signature honesty and dark humor, Tea blurs the line between telling other people’s stories and her own. She turns an investigative eye to the genre that’s nurtured her entire career—memoir—and considers the extent to which art preys on life.


Sponsored by: LGBTQ Studies & CWGS

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Patton Hall (RLP), 1.302B Glickman Conference Center
305 23RD ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public

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