Author and frequent New Orleans visitor Antonia Crane will present her new memoir, Spent, as part of a fun-filled Mother’s Day burlesque event starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, at the All Ways Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave.).
Spent is an account of Crane’s escape from small-town life into the world of stripping, in which she quits drugs (yet gets drugged), does enema shows, and unionizes the strip club, among many other things. Moby called her writing “like Marguerite Duras on meth.”
Crane, who read at an event hosted by Room 220 in 2011, is currently a teacher and performer in Los Angeles. She is a columnist for The Rumpus, a contributing editor for The Weeklings, senior editor and founder of The Citron Review, and winner of The Moth storytelling competition. Her writing can be found in The Heroin Chronicles, Soft Skull Press’ Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chickenhawks: Professionals & Their Clients Writing about Each Other, Salon, PANK, Black Clock, The Believer, The Los Angeles Review and lots of other places.
Watch a book trailer for Spent: