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Michelle Cruz Gonzales, a Chicana writer,  writes memoir and fiction. In the 1990’s MCG played drums in and wrote lyrics for the all female hardcore punk band, Spitboy, not a Riot Grrl band. Spitboy toured extensively in the US and overseas and released several albums. Turning to writing after the break up of Spitboy, MCG has been a regular contributor to Hip Mama Magazine, published by Seal Press in Book Lovers Anthology: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers , in the Listen To Your Mother Anthology on Putnam. MCG’s memoir The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Female Punk Band will be out in spring 2016 on PM Press.

MCG co-hosts an arts series, Zocalo Spit: Arts in the Dro, at Zocalo Coffee House in San Leandro, CA (first Thursdays at 6:30) with fellow writer Soma Mei Sheng Frazier. MCG teaches English and creative writing at Las Positas College and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, son, and their three Mexican dogs.


http://youtu.be/FWlSXmEV7S0  Listen To Your Mother




2 thoughts on “About

  1. indelisa carrillo

    HI MIchelle, I stumbled across your page by accident…happen to see you on the cover of Hip Mamas- publication I was not familiar with but so happy to have found your blog….I so relate to your stories of growing up Chicana. You made me laugh out loud, beam with pride, tear up from your stories of wanting to be something other than brown skinned while growing up, a feeling of nostalgic happiness when you described the smile from your son after feeding him lechita from chicanana as I too hold those memories of my daughters so dear. Thank you for sharing your stories!!! from another chicana living in oakland aspiring to be writer :), Indelisa

    1. michellecgonzales Post author


      Thank you for the nice note! There are so many great reading series in the East Bay, and I’m start one up too in San Leandro. One my faves that has an open mic is Saturday Night Special at Nick’s Bar in Berkeley — the last Saturday of every month. I’m not sure if my series will be on a Saturday or Friday yet, but it will be at Zocalo in SL, and we’re hoping to get started before the end of the year. I sure hope you get out to read and listen to other writers — that helped me a lot. Oh, and the Stretch Marks piece is slated to be published in the next issue of Hip Mama!


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