About the readers/performers:
Adam Savage was the co-host of the TV show Mythbusters. Savage worked for years in the special effects industry, honing his skills through more than 100 television commercials and a dozen feature films, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, A.I. and the Matrix sequels. Savage also teaches, lectures and consults on a variety of topics to students, business folks and everyday Joes. Somehow he also finds time to devote to his own art -- his sculptures have been showcased in over 40 shows in San Francisco, New York and Charleston, West Virginia.
Isabel Yap writes fiction and poetry, works in the tech industry, and drinks tea. Born and raised in Manila, she currently works in London. Her writing has recently appeared in The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005–2010, Tor.com, Interfictions Online, Stone Telling, and Nightmare Magazine.
Andrew Lam is a journalist, essayist and short story writer. He is currently web editor of New America Media. In 2005, Lam published a collection of essays, Perfume Dreams, about the problem of identity as a Vietnamese living in the U.S. and it won the PEN Open Book Award in 2006. He was a regular contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered for 8 years. His second book, "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres", was named Top Ten Indies by Shelf Unbound Magazine in 2010. Birds of Paradise Lost, his third book, is a collection of short stories about Vietnamese newcomers struggling to remake their lives in the San Francisco Bay after a long, painful exodus from Vietnam. It was a finalist for the California Book Award and won the Josephine Miles literary award. It is also picked by the SF Public Library for its One Book, One City series this summer. His articles and essays have been published widely. Lam blogs regularly on Huffington Post. He was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University 2001-2002 and the subject of a PBS documentary, “My Journey Home,” which aired in April 2004
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.
WRITERS with DRINKS! w/ Charlie Jane Anders ~ 6:30pm, $5 to $20 sliding scale
San Francisco's most outrageous word festival features the Mythbusters co-host, plus science fiction, literature, erotic storytelling, and more!
When: Saturday April 9 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Adam Savage, Andrew Lam, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Isabel Yap, Princess Kali and co-host Annalee Newitz!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Miriam Bird Greenberg is the author of In the Volcano’s Mouth, which won the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. She's been recognized with fellowships from the NEA, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of two previous chapbooks--All night in the new country (Sixteen Rivers) and Pact-Blood, Fevergrass (Ricochet Editions)—and her work has appeared in Poetry, the Missouri Review, and the anthologies Best New Poets 2014 (Samovar) and The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry). A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where for many years she collaboratively developed site-specific performances for very small audiences.
Princess Kali is the author of Enough to Make You Blush: Exploring Erotic Humiliation. Her dynamic and engaging style of presenting has been welcomed at more than 150 venues including kink events such as Dark Odyssey, Fetish Fair Fleamarket, Kink in the Caribbean, and IMsL as well as mainstream venues such as Harvard University and SXSW. As the founder of Erotication.com, she pioneered the model of the “kinktrepreneur”, creating sites such as Kink Academy, Passionate U, and Fearles Press for easy access to adult sex and BDSM education.
Co-host Annalee Newitz is the author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Exctinction. She's also the author of Autonomous, a novel coming in 2017 from Tor Books. She is the Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica, and the founding editor of io9. She was the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.