Michelle Tea Reads From Black Wave
St. Francis College welcomed author and editor Michelle Tea to share her just released novel, Black Wave on September 19, 2016.
Michelle Tea is the author of five memoirs including the cult-classic Valencia, now a feature-length film created in collaboration with twenty-one filmmakers; the illustrated Rent Girl, and most recently How to Grow Up, currently in development for television. Her four novels include Rose of No Man's Land and a trilogy of young adult fantasy novels - Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, Girl at the Bottom of the Sea and the forthcoming Castle on the River Vistula. Also forthcoming is Modern Tarot, a how-to guide. Tea is the author of the poetry collection The Beautiful, and has edited anthologies on class, fashion, queerness and first-person narratives. Her writing has appeared in Harper's, Marie Claire, n+1, California Sunday Magazine, The Believer, Buzzfeed, The Rumpus and elsewhere. Her popular blog Getting Pregnant with Michelle Tea, ran for the duration of her quest for pregnancy on xoJane.com. She has done extensive literary organizing in queer and feminist communities, co-creating the long-running performance tour Sister Spit and founding the literary non-profit RADAR Productions. Tea is the former editor of Sister Spit Books, an imprint of City Lights, and the current editor of Amethyst Editions, a Feminist Press series.