Drag Storytelling Hour with Lil Miss Hot Mess

Sep 17, 2022, 10:30 am

Bring your littles to Under the Umbrella Bookstore for Drag Storytelling Hour with special guest Lil Miss Hot Mess.

Known for throwing extravaganzas like her “Bat Mitzvah x2” and roller skating parties, Lil Miss Hot Mess has appeared on world-class stages like SFMOMA, Stanford University, and Saturday Night Live, as well as legendary clubs like The Stud, Hard French, Bushwig, Queen Kong, and many more. She loves packing her performances full of political satire and technology to help illuminate what a hot mess the world can be.

Lil Miss Hot Mess is a storyteller and serves on the board for Drag Queen Story Hour. She has hosted readings for the Brooklyn Museum, ICA LA, RuPaul’s Drag Con, Vice Media, HBO, WNET’s Let’s Learn, and numerous libraries, schools, and community groups coast-to-coast. Her children’s book The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish was published in 2020, and her next book If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It comes out in May 2022.

Hot Mess was also a founding organizer of the #MyNameIs campaign that challenged Facebook’s “real names” policy. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, Wired, Salon, and them., as well as in academic journals like Curriculum Inquiry, and her work has been in media around the world.

When not twirling, Lil Miss Hot Mess works as a visual artist and is a professor at the University of Arizona. She splits her time between Tucson and Los Angeles.

- ASL interpretation provided by Sophia Burke
- Livestream available @utahbookfest on Instagram
- Parking: Right next to Old Greek Town Trax stop. Parking available in the driveway immediately south of the store. There are two disabled parking spots next to the south door. There is more parking is you keep following the driveway.
- Seating: Folding chairs. Space for people with wheelchairs is available.
- Bathrooms: Single stall bathroom available.
- On-site sensory kit available. Ask for Sara Gonzales or Willy Palomo
- Masks required.
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here: https://forms.gle/uV8MABJVvh9bE42F8

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Under the Umbrella Bookstore.

Under the Umbrella

511 W 200 S STE 120
Salt Lake City , UT 84101-1343
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Event Contact:

Willy Palomo