Michael Warr is author of The Armageddon of Funk, We Are All The Black Boy, and co-editor of Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago’s Guild Complex, all from Tia Chucha Press. His literary awards include the Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, and most recently
the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, and 2012 Poetry Honor Award from the Black Caucus of the
American Library Association.
Mũthoni Kiarie grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. She earned her MFA from Mills College and is an alumna of the Voices of Our Nations Arts
Foundation. Her novel The Sacred Ibis was honored by the the Joseph Henry Jackson, James D. Phelan, and Mary Tanenbaum Literary Awards.
Kelli Stanley is a critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of crime fiction (novels and short stories). She makes her home in
Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco, a city she loves to write about. Kelli is best known for the Miranda Corbie series of historical noir novels and short stories set in 1940 San Francisco. CITY OF DRAGONS won the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel, and was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Shamus Award, a Bruce Alexander Award and an RT Book Reviews Award, was a Mystery Guild
selection of the month, and placed on many “best of the year” lists.
WRITERS with DRINKS! w/ Charlie Jane Anders ~ 6:30pm, $5 to $20 sliding scale
When: Saturday, April 11, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
What: WRITERS WITH DRINKS!
Who: Michael Warr, Kim-Mai Cutler, Mũthoni Kiarie, Kelli Stanley and
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA
About the readers/performers:
Kim-Mai Cutler is a technology journalist with TechCrunch, who has worked for Bloomberg, VentureBeat and The Wall Street Journal. Before she joined TechCrunch, she led mobile coverage at Inside Network, a six-person media startup that was acquired by WebMediaBrands in 2011for $14 million in cash and stock. She specializes in covering gaming, distribution and monetization of mobile applications and venture financing.
Joel Selvin, who has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970, is the author of eight books on the subject, including an award-winning biography of Ricky Nelson and Summer of Love, his best-selling account of the '60s S.F. scene. His other books include
Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues, San Francisco: The Musical History Tour,
and For the Record 4: Sly & the Family Stone.
About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won numerous "Best ofs" from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novels. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local 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.