the monumental misrememberings book launch

Friday, November 13, 7–8:30pm
Hosted by: Mimi Tempestt, Miss Barbie-Q and Co—Conspirator Press

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Join Co–Conspirator Press and Mimi Tempestt for the launch of the monumental misrememberings. Tempestt’s debut book of poetry is a curious insight on the creative and violent ways in which Black girls, women, trans women and femmes often experience displacement, death, and subjugation at the hands of patriarchal systems in America.

Hosted by Miss Barbie-Q and featuring live music from Ohmi, readings from the publication and a conversation between the author and our host, this event will ground us in community and celebrate the launch of Tempestt’s poetry collection, which operates not to romanticize the pain of Black femme bodies, but to bring light to this sadistic truth.

In light of this event’s nature, we kindly ask that the space remain reserved for Black femmes and Black non-binary folx. Please check our Mission and Core Values if you’ve not had the opportunity to join us in space before.

Mimi Tempestt (she/her/hers and they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist, poet and daughter of California. She has a MA in Literature from Mills College, and is currently a doctoral student in the Critical/Creative PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz. Her debut collection of poems, the monumental misrememberings, is forthcoming with Co-Conspirator Press in November 2020. She was chosen for Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices for poetry in 2021, and is currently a creative fellow at The Ruby in San Francisco. Her works can be found in Foglifter, Luna Luna Magazine, Chaparral Press, and Reclamation Magazine.

Miss Barbie-Q (they/she) is a multi disciplined drag performance artist/activist. They have been in the entertainment for over two decades and identifies as Trans Femme Non Binary, bringing more visibility to the Trans Non Binary community through theatre, film, television and other mediums. They are a company member of the Sacred Fools Theatre and have worked with Bespoke Plays, Coerage Theatre, and Sorority. They have moderated panels for Trans Lounge, Everybody Gym, TG/NB Project, GROOV3, Navel, The Walla Las Memorias and Trans Pride 2016-2020. 

They have hosted many events such as the 2019 AIDS LifeCycle Finishing Line Festival, DTLA Proud Festival and Grand Park’s Proud Stories. They have performed/ hosted at Planet Queer, Gay DD, Trannyshack, Bears in Space, Exposure, Queer as Punk, Hamburger Mary’s Weho, Mustache Mondays and Cabaret Consensual to name a few.

They just recently opened MARCH, a collaborative garage political theatre piece with the LA LGBT Theatre, was one of the exclusive acts for the Victory Fund Fundraiser, was the keynote speaker for the el Camino College 2020 Pride Festival and just wrapped of the upcoming Tammie Brown Holiday Special to premiere in December 2020