Michelle Cruz Gonzales and Cristy Road are both authors, have both fronted punk bands, and will both be reading from their recent works at the West Branch!
Michelle Cruz Gonzales played her first show at the Gilman when she was 18 with the band Bitch Fight, and continued to play with the Lookout! bands Kamala and the Karnivores and Spitboy. She’s the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band from PM Press. She is currently at work on a new satirical novel and teaches community college English and Creative Writing.