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Sister Spit announces 2017 tour dates in Long Beach, West Hollywood, LA

Sister Spit  — the ensemble of lesbian, transgender and queer writers, poets and performance artists — has announced the dates for its 2017 West Coast tour.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the tour will make stops in, among other places, West Hollywood on March 10 at the West Hollywood Public Library, Long Beach on March 11 at Art Exchange and Westchester on March 14 at Loyola Marymount University, according to a press statement last week.

Sister Spit was founded by award-winning author Michelle Tea in the 1990s. The tour was relaunched in 2007 with a revolving roster of established and emerging LGBTQ and allied authors, poets, and mixed media artists. The tour is produced by the Bay Area non-profit organization, Radar Productions.

Sister Spit has made a name for itself by spotlighting provocative,  irreverent, and political artists whose work defies and subverts conventional notions of sex, gender, sexuality, race, size, class and feminism. Their work also views these issues with a critical, intersectional and humorous  lens.

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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