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Come check out Daphne Gottlieb and Javier Grillo-Marxuach this weekend! [Jun. 6th, 2011|11:53 am]
This month's installment of San Francisco's spoken word variety show includes poetry, Star Wars fandom, transgender memoir and comedy.

When: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Daphne Gottlieb, K.M. Ruiz, Nick Krieger and Kevin Camia!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC and Indy Arts & Media.

About the readers/performers:

Javier Grillo-Marxuach created The Middleman, a comic series that became a much-loved TV show on ABC Family. He also worked as a producer on the first two seasons of Lost, and has also written for Charmed, Seaquest: DSV, Medium, Jake 2.0, Boomtown and Dark Skies. He also wrote the Marvel Comics series Annihilation: Super Skrull.

Daphne Gottlieb is the author and editor of 15 books, most recently the poetry book 15 Ways to Stay Alive. She's also the co-editor (with Lisa Kester) of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words. She is the editor of Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader, as well as the author of the poetry books Kissing Dead Girls, Final Girl, Why Things Burn and Pelt, and as the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious with artist Diane DiMassa.
Final Girl was the winner of the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry for 2003 from Publishing Triangle. Additionally, Final Girl was named one of the The Village Voice's Favorite Books of 2003, and received rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Village Voice.

K.M. Ruiz is the author of Mind Storm, a post-apocalyptic book that takes place 250 years into the future, when what's left of society fights over the scraps of the Earth as the rich and powerful plan to ascend to another planet.

Nick Krieger is the author of Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender. His writing has appeared in Original Plumbing and The Rumpus.

Kevin Camia performs regularly at all the Bay Area comedy clubs but considers the Punch Line as his "home club." He's a "joke nerd" who loves to geek out about the various formulas of joke-writing and performing.


About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll six years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.
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Debbie Stoller and Larry-Bob Roberts at Writers With Drinks! [Nov. 11th, 2010|12:58 am]
The Bay area's wildest spoken word event teaches you to knit, exposes the homosexual agenda, and takes you riding with the Devil!

When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Richard Kadrey, Debbie Stoller, Deb Campo, Angie Chau, Larry-Bob Roberts and Indigo Moor
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
...How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Richard Kadrey's latest book is Kill The Dead, which was just named one of the ten best science fiction/fantasy books of the year by Amazon.com. His other books are Sandman Slim, Metrophage, Kamikaze L'Amour and Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion. Sandman Slim was listed as one of the best paranormal fantasy novels of the past decade, and a feature film is in development.

Debbie Stoller is the author of the Stitch'n'Bitch series of books. She's also the co-founder, co-owner, and editor-in-chief of the third wave feminist, popular culture magazine BUST. She's appeared on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Roseanne Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

Angie Chau is the author of the story collection Quiet As They Come. Her work has appeared in the Indiana Review, Santa Clara Review, Night Train Magazine, Slant, the anthology Cheers to Muses. In 2009 she won the UC Davis Maurice Prize in Fiction.

Larry-Bob Roberts is the author of The International Homosexual Conspiracy, out now from Manic D Press. He's also the publisher of the zine Holy Titclamps and the organizer, with Kirk Read, of the Smack Dab open mic at the Magnet health center. He also compiles the Queer Things To Do event listing for San Francisco.

Deb Campo made it to the finals of Nick at Nite's Funniest Mom in America 3 with Roseanne Barr. She's also toured with the nationally known comedy troupes "Three Blonde Moms" and "Not Dead Yet." She's performed at comedy clubs coast to coast from Gotham, Carolines and Comic Strip Live in New York to the Punch Line, Cobbs and the historic Purple Onion in San Francisco. She is the creator and producer of "Laugh Your Way To Love".

Indigo Moor's books include Tap-Root and Through The Stonecutter's Window. He won the 2009 Cave Canem Northwestern University Prize for a Second Book.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll six years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9.com. She won the Emperor Norton Award for "extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason." She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also published other magazine, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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This Saturday: Daniel Allen Cox and Kirya Traber @ Writers With Drinks! [Oct. 13th, 2010|12:55 am]
Writers With Drinks features one of its most high-powered line-ups ever, with mystery, literature, science fiction and poetry!

When: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Marcia Clark, Ken Scholes, Jamie Freveletti, Stephen O'Connor, Kirya Traber and Daniel Allen Cox
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Marcia Clark is a renowned former L.A. prosecutor. Her first legal thriller, Guilt By Association, comes out in April 2011 from Mulholland Books. Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a wise-cracking and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite and tightly knit division, who must solve the murder of her colleague Jake. Clark wrote a bestselling book about the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Without a Doubt, and is a frequent commentator and columnist on legal issues.

Stephen O'Connor's new book is Here Comes Another Lesson: Stories. His previous books are Rescue, Will My Name Be Shouted Out? and Orphan Trains. His writing has appeared in The New England Review, Poetry Magazine, The New York Times, The Nation, and elsewhere. He's received the Cornell Woolrich Fellowship in Creative Writing from Columbia University, the Visiting Fellowship for Historical Research by Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society, and the DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony.

Jamie Freveletti's new novel is Running Dark. Her debut thriller, Running from the Devil (HarperCollins/ Morrow 2009), was chosen as a “Notable Book” by the Independent Booksellers of America, awarded "Best First Novel" by the International Thriller Writers, and has been nominated for a Barry Award for "Best First Novel" by Deadly Pleasures Magazine, a Macavity Award for" Best First Mystery" by the Mystery Readers International, and "Favorite First Novel of 2009" by Crimespree Magazine.

Daniel Allen Cox's new novel Krakow Melt is about pyromaniacs fighting homophobia in a Polish city where nothing is fireproof. He also wrote the novel Shuck, which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Canada's ReLit Award, and the novella Tattoo This Madness In, which was shortlisted for a 2007 Expozine Alternative Press Award. He's a columnist for Capital Xtra, and a former pornstar and Jehovah's Witness.

Ken Scholes is the author of the Psalms of Isaak series, including Lamentation, Canticle, Antiphon, Requiem and Hymn. His other books are Last Flight Of The Goddess, Long Walks, Last Flights, and Other Strange Journeys, and Diving Mimes, Weeping Czars and Other Unusual Suspects. His stories have appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, Realms Of Fantasy and Eclipse 2.

Kirya Traber is the author of the chapbook black chick. She was a 2004 National Teen Poetry Slam Champion, and has since featured at Robert Redford's Sundance Summit, the Bay Hip Hop Theatre Festival, the Living Word Festival, Michelle Tea's RADAR Reading series, Peace Out: The International Homo Hop Festival, and in Tiny Little Maps to Each Other, a collection of five young women poets published by First Word Press, and on tour across the nation with Sister Spit: The Next Generation.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9.com. She won the Emperor Norton Award for "extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason." She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also published other magazine, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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This Saturday: Brandon Sanderson @ Writers With Drinks! [Sep. 9th, 2010|12:40 am]
September's Writers With Drinks is a special fundraiser for StrangeHorizons, a science fiction webzine celebrating its tenth anniversary!

When: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Who: Brandon Sanderson, Shailja Patel, Bonnie Burton, Brian Malow and Kirsten Imani Kasai
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit StrangeHorizon...s.

About the readers/performers:

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the Alcatraz novels, the Mistborn trilogy, the Stormlight Archive books and the stand alone novels Elantris and Warbreaker. He's also completing Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series.

Shailja Patel's poetry and theatre have won awards on three continents, been translated into 12 languages, and toured internationally. Her book, MIGRITUDE, is forthcoming from Kaya Press in October 2010. Her latest play, Bwagamoyo, was selected for the 2010 Sundance Theatre Lab. She is a founding member of Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice. Her groundbreaking project to train Kenyan activists in advocacy garnered a LEAP grant from New Tactics In Human Rights, one of only seven awarded globally, and is now a fully-fledged social justice fellowship program in Kenya.

Bonnie Burton blogs at the official Star Wars website. She's the founder of Grrl.com. Her books include Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean To Each Other And How We Can Change and You Can Draw: Star Wars.

Science comedian Brian Malow is a freelance science video correspondent for Time Magazine's web-site. He's been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and in Nature, the San Fran-cisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Kirsten Imani Kasai is the author of Icesong, plus the audiobooks Flesh Hell and Tattoo, among other works.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9.com. She won the Emperor Norton Award for "extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason." She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also published other magazine, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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This Saturday: Writers With Drinks refinances your nose! [Aug. 11th, 2010|12:31 am]
San Francisco's most moxybustious reading series is busting out once again!

When: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Janine Brito, Alice Sola Kim, Justine Sharrock, Tony DuShane, Monica Nolan and Oscar Bermeo
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC

About the readers/performers:

Justine Sharrock is the author of Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things. She's a former staffer with Mother Jones Magazine.

Alice Sola Kim's stories have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, StrangeHorizons.com and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.

Tony DuShane is the author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, founder of the literary magazine Cherry Bleeds, and the host of a radio show, Drinks With Tony.

Oscar Bermeo's poetry chapbooks include To The Break of Dawn, Heaven Below, Palimpsest and Anywhere Avenue.

Monica Nolan is the author of Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary and Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher. Her films include Ashley, 22, Chuckie or Ben-Hur in Five Minutes, World of Women, and Lesbians Who Date Men.

Janine Brito won the San Francisco Women's Comedy competition and has performed at the Purple Onion.


About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9.com. She won the Emperor Norton Award for "extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason." She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also published other magazine, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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This Saturday: Lev Grossman! Tobias Wolff! Taylor Mali! [Jun. 9th, 2010|12:45 pm]
This Saturday's Writers With Drinks will feature your favorite literary icons... knee deep in weasels!

When: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Tobias Wolff, Lev Grossman, Taylor Mali, Andrew Lam, Corrina Bain and Bill Carter!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC

About the readers/performers:

Tobias Wolff's books include Our Story Begins: New And Selected Stories, Old School, The Night In Question, In Pharoah's Army, In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs, This Boy's Life and Ugly Rumors. This Boy's Life was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. He's the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.

Lev Grossman is the author of the novels Warp, Codex and The Magicians. He's a senior book critic and writer for Time, and co-author of the Time blog TechLand. He's written for The New York Times, Salon.com, Lingua Franca, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, The Wall Street Journal, and The Village Voice.

Taylor Mali is a slam poet, teacher and voiceover artist. He's best known for the poem "What Teachers Make." He's published a book, What Learning Leaves, and put out four CDs including The Difference Between Left and Wrong, and Icarus Airlines.

Andrew Lam is the author of a new book, East Eats West: Writing In Two Hemispheres. He's also the co-founder of New America Media, an editor with the Pacific News Service and a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered.

Corrina Bain is the author of Ugly Poems For Ugly People. She's appeared on national slam poetry teams in 2002, 2004 and 2005.

Bill Carter is the author of Fools Rush In and Red Summer, and the director of a documentary film, Miss Sarajevo. He worked with an aid agency during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and helped to connect the band U2 to the Sarajevan relief effort.

About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9.com. She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also published other magazine, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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This Saturday: Molly Gloss at Writers With Drinks in SF! [May. 5th, 2010|03:26 pm]
San Francisco's longest running spoken word variety show takes your brain by storm!

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
What: WRITERS WITH DRINKS
Featuring: Molly Gloss, Karen Tei Yamashita, Nic Alea, Shazam and Loren Kraut
Location: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
Admission: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC

About the readers/performers:

Molly Gloss' novels include The Hearts Of Horses, Wild Life, The Dazzle Of Day, The Jump-Off Creek and Outside The Gates. She's twice been a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. And The Jump-Off Creek was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and won both the 1990 Ken Kesey Award for the Novel and 1990 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.

Karen Tei Yamashita's latest book is I Hotel. She's the author of the novels Circle K Cycles, Tropic of Orange, Brazil-Maru, and Through the Arc of the Rain Forest. She's also written a number of plays, including Hannah Kusoh, Noh Bozos and O-Men.

Nic Alea's poems have appeared in Dope Magazine and the 16th. and Mission Review. Alea's featured at Quiet Lightning and the New Sensationist Reading Series.

Shazam blogs at Random Rim Jobs, and she's appeared at the Bawdy storytelling series. She has a column as the SF Sex and Relationships Examiner, and reviews sex toys for Carnal Nation.

Loren Kraut recently appeared at OCD and ADD Comedy: An Exotic/Neurotic Show. The SF Weekly wrote, "Perhaps people who self-identify as "normal" don't get Kraut's brand of humor, but we sure do."

About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9.com. She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also published other magazine, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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This Saturday: Pia Z. Ehrhardt at Writers With Drinks! [Apr. 6th, 2010|04:21 pm]
It's the ninth anniversary of Writers With Drinks, the spoken word variety show!

When: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Pia Z. Ehrhardt, La Chica Boom, Michelle Gagnon, Tessie Chua, DW Lichtenberg and Diane Lefer!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC

About the readers/performers:

Pia Z. Ehrhardt is the author of Famous Fathers & Other Stories. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Norton's 2006 Sudden Fiction Anthology, and Narrative Magazine. She is the recipient of the 2005 Narrative Prize.

Diane Lefer is a writer and human rights activist. She's the author of California Transit: Stories, winner of the Mary McCarthy prize, plus the story collections Very Much Like Desire and The Circles I Move In, and the novel Radiant Hunger. She's also the author of The Blessing Next To The Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation.

Xandra Ibarra is a community organizer and facilitator, who performs in burlesque shows as La Chica Boom, who was crowned Ms. Gay Latina 2005 and was on the cover of the award-winning multicultural publication Colors NW.

Michelle Gagnon is the author of The Gatekeeper, Boneyard and The Tunnels. She also has a story in the anthology Fresh Kills.

Tessie Chua has performed at comedy clubs across the country, and shared the stage with Robin Williams, Robert Schimmel, Brian Copeland and Tom Rhodes.

DW Lichtenberg wrote the poetry book The Ancient Book Of Hip. He received a BFA in Film from NYU, and was associate editor on the feature film Fifth Form and camera operator on the documentary Fool In A Bubble.

About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at
io9.com. She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also published other magazine, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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This Saturday: Mary Gaitskill at Writers With Drinks! [Mar. 11th, 2010|11:39 am]
Writers With Drinks approaches its ninth anniversary, featuring Mary Gaitskill and Jerry Stahl!

When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Who: Mary Gaitskill, Jerry Stahl, Michael Shea, Dylan Landis, Alli Warren and guest host Beth Lisick
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., SF
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC

About the readers/performers:

Mary Gaitskill is the author of Don't Cry, Veronica, Because They Wanted To, Two Girls, Fat And Thin, and Bad Behavior. The movie Secretary was loosely based on her story of the same name in Bad Behavior.

Jerry Stahl is the author of the novels Pain Killers, I, Fatty, Plainclothes Naked and Perv: A Love Story. He also wrote the memoir Permanent Midnight, which was made into an acclaimed movie.

Alli Warren is the author of the chapbooks Well-Meaning White Girl, Schema, Yoke, Hounds, Cousins, No Can Do [PDF], and with Michael Nicoloff, Bruised Dick.

Dylan Landis is the author of Normal People Don't Live Like This. Her stories have won numerous awards and appear in Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003.

Michael Shea's latest book is The Extra. He's also the author of A Quest For Simblis, Nifft The Lean, The Color Out Of Time, In Yana, The Touch Of Undying, Fat Face, I, Said The Fly, Polyphemus, The Mines Of Behemoth, and The A'Rak.

About guest host Beth Lisick: Beth is the author of Everybody Into The Pool and Helping Me Find Myself. She co-organizes and co-hosts the Porchlight reading series. She's one half of the Mitzi and Carole comedy duo, with Tara Jepsen.

About Writers With Drinks: Writers With Drinks has won 'Best Literary Night' from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named 'Best Literary Drinking' by the SF Weekly. The spoken word 'variety show' mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.
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This Saturday: Cherie Priest and Derek Powazek! [Feb. 11th, 2010|02:59 am]
Spoken word variety show Writers With Drinks has finally gone too far! Show up and protest against literary mash-ups and heterogeneity! Demand literary sameness!

When: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Who: Vikram Chandra, Cherie Priest, James Rollins, Andrew Porter & Derek Powazek
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., SF
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, proceeds benefit Haiti relief

About the readers/performers:

Vikram Chandra is the author of Sacred Games, Love And Longing In Bombay and Red Earth And Pouring Rain. He co-wrote the Bollywood movie Mission Kashmir.

Cherie Priest is the author of Boneshaker, Dreadnought and Clementine, set in the Clockwork Century world. She's also the author of the Eden Moore trilogy, including Four And Twenty Blackbirds and Wings To The Kingdom. Her other books include Dreadful Skin, Those Who Went Remain There Still, Fathom and the forthcoming Bloodshot.

James Rollins is the author of the SIGMA Force series, including The Doomsday Key and The Last Oracle, plus the standalone novels Subterranean, Excavation, Deep Fathom, Amazonia and Altar of Eden. As James Clemens, he wrote the Banned and the Banished series and the Godslayer series.

Andrew Porter's debut short story collection, The Theory of Light & Matter, won the 2007 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His stories have appeared in One Story, Epoch (magazine), The Ontario Review, Prairie Schooner, The Antioch Review, StoryQuarterly, The Threepenny Review, Others Voices, Story (magazine) and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. He appeared on NPR's Selected Shorts.

Derek Powazek is the founder of Fray, the quarterly book of true stories and art, and author of Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places.

About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9.com. She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also published other magazine, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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