About the readers/performers:
Colin Dickey is the author, most recently, of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places (Viking), an exploration of some of the country's most haunted places, and what they tell us about the darker side of our history. He is also the author of Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius, which details the fates of several famous skulls that were stolen in the nineteenth century, and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith. He is also the co-editor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, and has written for The Believer, The New Republic, Lapham's Quarterly, and elsewhere. He currently teaches creative writing at National University.
Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer/educator/oral-historian based in San Francisco. The recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award, and a finalist of the Clark-Gross Novel award, she’s the author of ¡Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latin@ immigrants awarded the Regen Ginaa Grant from Galería de la Raza and a 2014 National Queer Arts Festival Grant from the Queer Cultural Center. Her work has been published in Four Way Review, The Bold Italic, Weird Sister, Revista Canto, Transfer Magazine, Raspa Magazine, Black Girl Dangerous, and SF Weekly among others. She’s performed in countless events around the Bay Area including Action Fiction!, Red Light Lit, Beast Crawl, Lit Quake and lectured at Wayward Writers, SFSU, 826 Valencia. She’s the executive director of RADAR Productions.
The Los Angeles Times called Micah Perks’ first novel, We Are Gathered Here (1997, St. Martin’s), “a tightly woven story that is as fanciful as it is grimly real.” Her memoir, Pagan Time, came out in paper in 2009 from Counterpoint, has been translated into Korean and is an audio book from audible. In 2010 The San Francisco Chronicle listed it in Best Summer Reading and Adirondack Life listed it as Adirondack Required Reading. She’s published short stories and essays in Zyzzyva, The Massachusetts Review, Tin House, OZY, Kenyon Review on-line and Epoch, amongst many others, and her stories have been anthologized in The Encyclopedia Project, Viz Inter Arts, The Best Underground Fiction and others. She has been given multiple residencies at The Blue Mountain Center and received a Saltonstall Foundation For The Arts grant. She won an NEA and The New Guard Machigonne Fiction prize for excerpts of her new novel, What Becomes Us.
Writers with Drinks ~ San Francisco's most eclectic spoken word event is back, with haunted America, porn star activism, and tons more!
When: Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Colin Dickey, Jiz Lee, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Wonder Dave, Micah Perks!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Jiz Lee has worked in the adult film industry for over a decade, spanning independent erotic films and hardcore gonzo pornography. A versatile performer and key player in the queer porn movement, Jiz has received industry nods and feminist porn awards, and in 2015 was honored at The Trans 100. (Jiz is nonbinary and uses the pronouns they/them.) Their writing has appeared in The Feminist Porn Book, Best Sex Writing, and Global Information Society Watch: Sexual Rights and the Internet. They are the co-editor of the Porn Studies Journal Special Issue: Porn and Labour. Their first book, Coming Out Like a Porn Star was named “Best Sex Work Books” by Reason Magazine and is the largest collection of essays written by porn professionals about their industry. Learn more at ComingOutLikeaPornStar.com. (They also urge you to vote NO on Prop 60.)
Wonder Dave is a writer and performer from Minneapolis, MN, now living in California. He has toured the country performing at poetry venues, comedy shows, schools, cabarets, science fiction conventions, burlesque shows, and bowling alleys. He is the host of San Francisco’s Literary Pop. He is a fixture at the underground variety show Tourettes Without Regrets. Find him online at WonderDave.org
About Writers With Drinks:
Hosted by author Charlie Jane Anders,
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.
El SUPERITMO! DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas! ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after 10:00 pm - 2:00 am