Michelle Tea

Indie darling Michelle Tea has been writing for memoir for more than twenty years, and in this conversation, originally recorded with the San Francisco Writers Foundation, she and Brooke talk about their shared history through Seal Press, memoir as a catalyst for change, what makes a writer (like Michelle) have a cult following, and what the heck even is autofiction. A fast-paced, rollicking conversation about memoir, cross-genre writing, craft, and having no regrets. We invite you to read Brooke’s essay, “Memoir as a Method for Change.”


Michelle Tea is the other of over a dozen books for kids, teens, and grown-ups. Her memoir Valencia, winner of a Lambda Literary Award, is a cult classic and was made into a man experimental feature film with 21 different directors. Her essay collection Against Memoir won the PEN/America Diamonstein-Spielvogel award for the Art of the Essay.

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