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AGAINST MEMOIR: An Evening with Michelle Tea

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Golden Hare Books is delighted to announce this event with MICHELLE TEA, celebrating the publication of her first volume of collected journalism from one of the leading queer writers of our time. Described by Eileen Myles as ‘a smart kid with a dirty crayon’, this is a rare chance to hear Michelle in the UK, and we can’t wait…

in conversation with Heather Parry

Join us at St Vincent’s Chapel to hear Michelle discuss her new collection Against Memoir, published by wonderful Sheffield-based publisher And Other Stories. There will be an audience Q&A and books will be available on sale to be signed. 

Wine will be served free of charge!


`I must find my own complicated junkie to have violent sex with. In 1994, nothing seemed like a better idea, save being able to write about it later.’

Michelle Tea is our exuberant, witty guide to the hard times and wild creativity of queer life in America. Along the way she reclaims SCUM Manifesto author Valerie Solanas as an absurdist, remembers the lives and deaths of the lesbian motorbike gang HAGS, and listens to activists at a trans protest camp.

This kaleidoscope of love and adventure also makes room for a defence of pigeons and a tale of teenage goths hustling for tips at an ice creamery in a `grimy, busted city called Chelsea’. Unsparing but unwaveringly kind, Michelle Tea reveals herself and others in unexpected and heartbreaking ways. Against Memoir is the winner of the 2019 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

Best known as writer of fiction and memoir, this is the first time Tea’s journalism has been collected. Delivered with her signature candour and dark humour, Against Memoir solidifies her place as one of the leading queer writers of our time.


Michelle Tea is the author of many books, including memoirs. Her most recent novel Black Wave, was published in the UK by And Other Stories in 2017. A literary organiser in queer and feminist circles, she co-created the long-running performance tour Sister Spit and founded RADAR Productions, a literary non-profit that oversees queer-centric projects, including the global phenomenon Drag Queen Story Hour, in which drag queens read stories to children in libraries, schools and bookshops.


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St Vincent’s Chapel
St Vincent Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 6SW United Kingdom


Golden Hare Books

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