3225 22nd Street
San Francisco Bay Area, California 94110

San Francisco's most drastic reading series is back after a month off. We just won our fifth Best Of The Bay in a row, and we're celebrating with one of our greatest lineups ever.

When: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM
Who: Peter Orner, Josh Kornbluth, Farhad Manjoo, Zuleikha Mahmoud, and Jeff Carlson
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 No On 8 campaign to save same-sex marriage

About the readers/performers:

Peter Orner is the author of The Second Coming Of Mavala Shikongo. He's the co-author of Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives, and the author of the short story collection Esther Stories. His work has appeared in Best American Stories 2001, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and the Future Dictionary Of America.

Josh Kornbluth had an interview show, The Josh Kornbluth Show, on KQED for two years, and it's still on in reruns. His one-man shows include Red Diaper Baby and Citizen Josh (which he'll be performing in Washington DC in the run-up to the election.) He co-directed the movie Haiku Tunnel, based on his monologue. He's appeared in the movies Teknolust, The Darwin Awards and Strange Culture.

Farhad Manjoo is the author of True Enough: Learning To Live In A Post-Fact Society. He writes for Slate.com and previously wrote for Salon.com and Wired News.

Jeff Carlson is the author of the science fiction thrillers Plague War and Plague Year. He's working on a standalone novel, as well as a third novel in the nanotech Plague series. He's also collaborating with David Brin on an adventure novel called Colony High.

Zuleikha Mahmoud's zines include the wombs and the browns, and parking lot.

Official Website: http://www.writerswithdrinks.com

Added by charlieanders on September 4, 2008