WRITERS WITH DRINKS w/ hostess Charlie Jane Anders! $5-20 sliding ~ 7:30 pm - 2:00 am
OK, I say this every month, but THIS time, Writers With Drinks really has an *all-star lineup*. Check it out!
When: Saturday, Feb. 11 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Tom Tomorrow, Sarah Schulman, Sean Carroll, Jennifer Ouellette, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Alia Volz!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture
Sarah Schulman's latest book is Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair. Her recent novel The Cosmopolitans was picked as one of the "Best Books of 2016" by Publishers' Weekly. Her other non-fiction publications include Israel/Palestine and the Queer International, The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS and the Marketing of Gay America, and My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years. Her novels include The Mere Future, The Child, Shimmer, Empathy, Rat Bohemia, People In Trouble, After Delores, Girls Visions and Everything, and The Sophie Horowitz Story. Her plays include Carson McCullers, Manic Flight Reaction, and the theatrical adaptation of Isaac Singer's Enemies: A Love Story. Her screenplays include The Owls (co-written with director Cheryl Dunye), Mommy is Coming (co-written with director Cheryl Dunye), and Jason and Shirley. She's a co-producer of the documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and Interview. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwrighting, a Fullbright in Judaic Studies, two American Library Association Book Awards, and is the 2009 recipient of the Kessler Prize for sustained contribution to LGBT studies. Sarah is Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York, College of State Island, and a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University.
Jennifer Ouellette is the author of four popular science books for the general public: Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self, The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, The Physics of the Buffyverse, and Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics. She's formerly the science editor at Gizmodo, and also edited The Best Online Science Writing 2012. Jennifer's work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, Slate, Smithsonian, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, Discover, Salon, Nature, BOOM, Physics Today, Symmetry, Physics World, and New Scientist, among other venues. She maintains a personal science-and-culture blog called Cocktail Party Physics, and has also written for Quanta, Discovery News (2008-2012), NOVA's Nature of Reality blog, and Nautilus' Facts So Romantic blog. Jennifer was the founding director of the Science & Entertainment Exchange. She was also a Journalist in Residence at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She's also been an instructor at the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop, and was a journalist in residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison's journalism school.
Alia Volz hosted and produced the landmark reading series Literary Death Match – SF, from 2010-12. She is also an LDM champion; her story “Near Unison” brought home the crown from Episode 42. She has been profiled in Dark Sky Magazine, and SF Weekly, and has been a guest on the television show Lady Brain. San Francisco’s Litquake Festival has recruited her to curate and/or host several high-profile events—sometimes in disguise; for the good of literature, she’s taken the stage as Anaïs Nin, Louise Brooks, and even WWF World Champion Slick Ric Flair. In 2014, Alia placed second at The MOTH’s San Francisco GrandSLAM Championship. She also received a 2014 award from SF Weekly for “Best San Francisco Writer Without a Book.” To rectify that situation, she has recently completed her first novel, HOOF, a contemporary western set in urban San Francisco. Alia’s stories and essays are found in Tin House, The New York Times, Threepenny Review (forthcoming), New England Review (forthcoming), Utne Reader, ZYZZYVA, Huizache, The Rumpus, Narratively, Nerve, Literary Orphans, The Normal School, Covered w/ Fur, Dark Sky Magazine, Defenestration, The Writing Disorder’s “Best Nonfiction of 2012” anthology, and elsewhere.
About the readers/performers:
Tom Tomorrow is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S., and on websites such as Daily Kos, Truthout and Credo. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Spin, Mother Jones, Esquire, The Economist, The Nation, U.S. News and World Report, and The American Prospect, and has been featured on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. In 2011, he ended a 16 year run at Salon to create and edit a new comics section at Daily Kos. He has published nine anthologies of his work: Greetings From This Modern World, Tune in Tomorrow, The Wrath of Sparky, Penguin Soup for the Soul, When Penguins Attack, The Great Big Book of Tomorrow, Hell in a Handbasket, The Future’s So Bright I Can’t Bear to Look, and Too Much Crazy. He is also the author of a book for children, The Very Silly Mayor. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2015. He was also the winner of the 2013 Herblock award, a 2015 Society of Illustrators Silver Medal; the first place AAN award for cartooning in 2015, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1998 and in 2003.
Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. He's the author of the books The Particle at the End of the Universe, From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, and Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity. He has been awarded prizes and fellowships by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Sloan Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the Royal Society of London. Carroll has appeared on TV shows such as The Colbert Report, PBS's NOVA, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and frequently serves as a science consultant for film and television.
Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. He has taught in detention centers from New York's Rikers Island to California county jails. He designed curricula for oppressed people’s education projects from San Francisco to South Africa. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He is also a revolutionary poet who uses his craft to create liberated territory wherever he performs and teaches. His latest book of poems is titled, "Someone's Dead Already" was nominated for a California Book Award. His next book titled "Heaven Is All Goodbyes" is being published in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series.
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.