The long-running spoken word series Writers With Drinks has finally gone too far -- in every possible direction!
When: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Anthony Swofford, Roz Savage, Doug Dorst, Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joe Loya
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
How much: $3 to $5 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.
About the readers/performers:
Anthony Swofford is the author of a novel, Exit A, and a memoir, Jarhead. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, Men's Journal, The Iowa Review, and other publications. He's a Michiner-Copernicus Fellowship recipient. He co-produced and narrated the 2006 documentary Semper-Fi.
Roz Savage has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and she tells her story in the new book Rowing The Atlantic. She's also taken part in an expedition in Peru to discover ancient Incan ruins, and was the first woman to row solo from California to Hawaii.
Doug Dorst is the author of Alive In Necropolis, which the San Francisco Public Library selected as its One City One Book selection for October 2009. It was also an Amazon.com Best Book of July and a New York Times selection. His writing has appeared in McSweeney's and other places.
Linda Watanabe McFerrin's books include The Hand Of Buddha, The Impossibility Of Redemption Is Something We Hadn't Figured On and Namako (Sea Cucumber). She's the recipient of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and her work has also appeared in Wild Places, American Fiction, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Modern Bride, Travelers’ Tales, and Salon.com.
Joe Loya is the author of The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell: Confessions Of A Bank Robber. He's a contributing editor at the Pacific News Service. His writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Washington Post. He received a 2000 Sundance Fellowship and a Sun Valley Writers' Conference Fellowship, plus a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship to write his second memoir, The Parole Of Buddha Lobo.
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 publishes other magazine.
Official Website: http://www.writerswithdrinks.com
Added by charlieanders on September 20, 2009