About the readers/performers:
Born and raised in New Orleans, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at UC Berkeley. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, , was a 2017 National Book Award Nominee, a New York Times Notable Book of 2017 and a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. Her work has been published in The New York Times Book Review, Oprah.com, Lenny Letter, The Massachusetts Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, and other publications.
Laura Antoniou is best known for her Marketplace series of BDSM erotica, the first of which was published over 25 years ago. She has also lectured, ranted, read and presented on kinky sex at hundreds of events worldwide. Her novel, The Killer Wore Leather, a comedy murder mystery set within the leather/BDSM world, won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Mystery; her stories and essays have appeared in dozens of anthologies.
Jack Kaulfus is the author of the short story collection Tomorrow or Forever (Transgress Press, 2018). Their work has been published in A Cappella Zoo, Heavy Feather Review, and Gertrude, among other journals. Jack teaches high school English in Austin, Texas, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University in San Marcos. When all the grading is finished, Jack plays in the queer Americana band Brand New Key and tries to avoid injury on the hiking trails around central Texas.
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. Hosted by author Charlie Jane Anders.
WRITERS WITH DRINKS w/ host Charlie Jane Anders! ~ Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Hannah Pittard, Laura Antoniou, Marlee Jane Ward, Jack Kaulfus, S.L. Huang ~ $5-20 sliding (all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture) ~ 6:30 door / 7:30pm - 9:45pm
August's Writers With Drinks is basically the greatest thing ever to happen to words. We're going to be blowing words up until we can build luxury housing inside them, and then flipping them and dismissing them. It's going to be out of your jurisdiction, but also your new addiction.
Hannah Pittard was born in Atlanta. She is the author of four novels, including Listen to Me and The Fates Will Find Their Way. Her work has appeared in the Sewanee Review, the New York Times, and other publications. She is a professor of English at the University of Kentucky, where she directs the MFA program in creative writing.
Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She's a Clarion West alum and her short fiction can be found at Terraform, Aurealis, Apex, Interfictions, and more. Her debut novella, 'Welcome To Orphancorp' won the Viva La Novella Prize and the Victorian Premiers Award for YA Fiction. She likes cats, babes, and making a spectacle of herself.
SL Huang is an Amazon-bestselling author who justifies her MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero fiction. Her debut novel, Zero Sum Game, is upcoming from Tor Books in October 2018, and her short fiction has sold to Strange Horizons, Analog, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016, among others. She is also a Hollywood stuntwoman and firearms expert, where she’s appeared on shows such as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Raising Hope.” Her proudest geek moment was getting to be killed by Nathan Fillion. The first professional female armorer in the industry, she’s worked with actors such as Sean Patrick Flanery, Jason Momoa, and Danny Glover, and been hired as a weapons expert for reality shows such as “Top Shot” and “Auction Hunters.”