SISTER SPIT 2014: Vancouver show!

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VOLUNTEER! Info at the bottom.

Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm
$15 advance/$20 door

SISTER SPIT is setting off on their 2014 spring fling, spreading queer and feminist literature and spoken word performance all across North America, and they're coming to Vancouver! This event is happening on the unceded and occupied Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.

The tradition of taking a vanload of edgy, intellectual provocateurs on the road, begun with Michelle Tea in 1997, continues with a lineup featuring brand new voices, audience favorites and the latest publications from Sister Spit Books, an imprint of iconic City Lights Books.

The legendary, raucous, rowdy performance gang, Sister Spit, will hit your town with a pack of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance, a must-see multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, playwrights, performance artists, and performers.



Slam poet and award-winning playwright Chinaka Hodge, whose explorations of race, class and girl-hood will electrify and clobber.

Powerhouse fat activist Virgie Tovar, one of the U.S’s leading experts on body discrimination and a lecturer who uses wild humor, raunchy storytelling and inspired performance to educate. 

Beth Lisick, whose new book, Yokohama Threeway: A Collection of Small Shames, is hot off Sister Spit Books. Yokohama Threeway gathers Lisick’s most hilarious and humiliating moments into a series of vignettes that will leave the audience cringing and cracking up.

Dia Felix, whose debut book Nochita uses a gorgeous and whimsical language to tell the story of the young offspring of a guru and a cowboy forced to make her own way in a world sparkling with magic, cruelty and imagination.

Sister Spit favorite Rhiannon Argo returns to read from her brand new young adult novel, Girls I’ve Run Away With, the story of teenaged, skateboarding lezzies finding themselves and each other in a hostile suburbia.

Jerry Lee Abram has spent the last 15yrs doing just about anything for queer artists. He has Tech Directed an extensive amount of projects including The Sex Workers Art Show, Homo A Gogo, Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical and Sister Spit, additionally his lighting in film can be seen in music videos by Hunx and His Punx, The Younger Lovers, Harlem and Brontez Purnell Dance Company’s film FREE JAZZ. He is honored to be a part of Valencia and will be screening his chapter on Sister Spit 2014.



The WISE Hall is fully wheelchair accessible, thanks to a recent renovation to their second washroom! Please take a look at the Radical Access Mapping Project's audit of the space:

The audit does not include the updated second accessible washroom but has all sorts of other important info -- all gratitude to the folks at RAMP for this incredible resource!

The wheelchair-accessible entrance to the WISE Hall is through the alley. Volunteers will be posted at the door for any assistance, and a phone number will be posted for folks to text in the event that they are arriving a bit late. 

Washrooms at the WISE Hall will be all genders welcome for the evening.

This event will be ASL interpreted. 

There will be a short film shown during the course of the 90-minute show and a volunteer will be available to provide whisper description for visual access upon request. 

For the safety of our performers, organizers, and audience members: this event is a SCENT REDUCED SPACE. Please leave your personal scented products at home and smoke well away from the entrances! Femme, POC, and broke-friendly suggestions to fragrance freedom:

If you have questions, feedback, suggestions, or improvements to the accessibility info for this event, please contact Leah Horlick at



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$15 advance, $20 at the door. Yes, this event is 19+.
We know this is steep -- no one will be turned away! 

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1) Volunteering. Email

People at the front will be doing ticketing and selling raffle tickets. People at the back will be making sure that anybody who needs the wheelchair-accessible door can get in and out at all the times, and that can be done while hanging out with the performers in the green room and making sure they have everything they need. We'll do our best to structure it so that everyone gets to watch half of the show by rotating. 

2) Donating to our raffle draw. Email