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WRITERS with DRINKS! 6:30pm, $5 to $20 sliding scale
Writers With Drinks features the author of The Martian and one of the most important voices in indigenous studies!
When: Saturday, Dec. 13, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Andy Weir, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Shelly Oria, Vanessa Hua, Megan Geuss and Katie Gilmartin!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
About the readers/performers:
Andy Weir is the author of The Martian, the bestselling novel which is being turned into a movie by Ridley Scott. He was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, as well as Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975, The Great Sioux Nation: An Oral History of the Sioux Nation and its Struggle for Sovereignty, Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, 1680-1980 and Indians of the Americas: Human Rights and Self-Determination.
Shelly Oria is the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, a book of stories about gender and sexuality. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Quarterly West, and fivechapters among other places, and won the Indiana Review Fiction Prize and a Sozopol Fiction Seminars Fellowship in Bulgaria among other awards. She curates the series Sweet! Actors Reading Writers in the East Village.
Vanessa Hua is the recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan literary award. A recent Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University, she is working on a novel, a collection of short stories, and memoir. Her journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New Yorker online,Salon, Pacific Standard, and Newsweek, among other publications. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, ZYZZVA, Crab Orchard Review, Daily Lit,Calyx, American Literary Review, River Styx, Hopkins Review, and elsewhere. She is the first-place winner of The Atlantic student fiction contest,and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Aspen Summer Words.
Megan Geuss is a staff editor at Ars Technica and a native Californian. Prior to Ars, she was a features editor at PCWorld, and before that she worked as a freelancer writer for various publications and as a fact-checker at Wired Magazine.
Katie Gilmartin is the author of Blackmail, My Love, an illustrated noir mystery set in San Francisco in 1951. A printmaker, she also runs Chrysalis Print Studio, where she teaches linocut and monotype classes. She founded City Art Cooperative Gallery, a thriving artspace on Valencia Street, and the Queer Ancestors Project, which is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between young LGBTQ people and their ancestors.
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.