About the readers/performers:
Stephanie Burt, who has published under the name Stephen, is the author of the poetry collections Advice from the Lights, Belmont , and Parallel Play. Also a literary critic, Burt is the author of The Poem Is You; Close Calls with Nonsense, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Art of the Sonnet; and Popular Music, among others. Burt is currently a professor of English at Harvard University.
Angela Pneuman is the author of a book of short stories, Home Remedies, and a novel, Lay It on My Heart. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories (2012 & 2004), Ploughshares, Los Angeles Review, Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Glimmertrain and many other literary magazines. Angela has received the Stegner Fellowship from Stanford, the Presidential Fellowship from SUNY Albany, and the inaugural Alice Hoffman Prize for short fiction from Ploughshares.
Jasmine Guillory is a lawyer and a writer. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks. The Wedding Date is her first novel.
WRITERS WITH DRINKS w/ host Charlie Jane Anders! $5-20 sliding ~ 6:30 door / 7:30pm -
This could be the most dangerous Writers With Drinks yet. Shape-shifting poetry, challenging histories, and wild new ideas --- nothing will ever be the same again!
When: Saturday, Feb. 10 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Stephanie Burt, Angela Pneuman, Ellen Klages, Molly Sauter and Jasmine Guillory!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St.,
San Francisco, CA
Ellen Klages is the author of Passing Strange and the forthcoming Out of Left Field. She's also the author of two acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O’Dell Award, and the New Mexico Book Award; and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards. Her story, “Basement Magic,” won a Nebula Award and “Wakulla Springs,” co-authored with Andy Duncan, was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards, and won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella.
Molly Sauter is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal and the author of The Coming Swarm: DDoS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet. They write about technology, culture, and politics, and are currently at work on a book about disruption innovation and venture capital. Their work has been published in The Atlantic, the Journal of Communication, the Case Western Reserve Law Review, Real Life Mag, Ethnography Matters, HiLow Brow, io9, Vice, The Outline, the National Post, the Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Times, the American Behavioral Scientist, and the MIT Technology Review, and in collected volumes published by MIT Press and Peter Lang. They have frequently appeared as an expert on technology, culture, and politics on the CBC, NPR, the BBC, PRI, American Public Media, and other international outlets. Their research has been featured by Popular Mechanics, BoingBoing, Slate, Der Spiegel, and the Christian Science Monitor. They reside in Toronto and live on the internet at oddletters.com.
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.
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