WRITERS with DRINKS! 6:30pm, $5 to $20 sliding scale
This month, Writers with Drinks features the award-winning Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being and My Year of Meats!
When: Saturday, Feb. 14, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Ruth Ozeki, David Koehn, Kate Willett,
Rose Caraway, Nayomi Munaweera, Eve Rickert
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
About the readers/performers:
Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into 11 languages and published in 14 countries. Her most recent work, A Tale for the Time Being (2013), was the winner of the LA Times Book Prize for Fiction, the Independent Bookseller Week, Book of the Year, and the Medici Book Club Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Awards, and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) Indies Choice Award for Fiction, among others. Ruth's documentary and dramatic independent films, including Halving the Bones, have been shown on PBS, at the Sundance Film Festival, and at colleges and universities across the country.
David Koehn won the 2013 May Sarton Poetry Prize for his book TWINE, and the 1998 Permafrost Poetry Chapbook Contest, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, for his book COIL. His poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Cimarron Review, ZYZZYVA, Confluence, Wisconsin Review, Oxford Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Birmingham Poetry Review, and many other places. He's also the author of two plays, "A Walk in the Park" and "The Accident."
Rose Caraway is a native Northern California writer, editor, blogger, narrator, audio book producer and podcaster for the hit show “The Kiss Me Quick’s” Erotica Podcast. She freely celebrates all things erotica with her wonderful Lurid Listeners and is fondly known as “The Sexy Librarian” who scours the globe searching for more sexy stories for her fans, which includes inviting many of today’s most influential erotica authors to guest write for her show. You might also find Rose Caraway over at her newest hit podcast, “The Sexy Librarian’s Blog-cast."
Kate Willett is a San Francisco based comedian, storyteller, writer, and actor. San Francisco Magazine says she’s a comedian you should know about. She’s a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s, The Improv, SF Sketchfest and basically every dive bar and theater in town. She’s opened for some of her favorite comedians, including Margaret Cho, Anthony Jeselnik, Jackie Kashian,and a whole bunch more. She produces four shows in San Francisco, including the Mission Position, Live at Deluxe, Sup Gurl, and Convent Comedy.
Nayomi Munaweera’s debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirror, about two women living through the 26 year long Sri Lankan civil war was originally published in South Asia where it was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize and the Dublin IMPAC Prize. It won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia and was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. It was released in America by St Martin’s Press in Sept 2014. Publisher’s Weekly wrote, “Munaweera’s… lyrical debut novel [is] worthy of shelving alongside her countryman Michael Ondaatje or her fellow writer of the multigenerational immigrant experience, Jhumpa Lahiri.” The New York Times Book review called the novel, “luminous.”
Eve Rickert is a professional writer, editor and mastermind of Talk Science to Me, a a science communications firm in Vancouver, Canada. She is also the co-author, with Franklin Veaux, of the new book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory. She is the co-founder of the smart sex toy R&D company Tacit Pleasures, and of Thorntree Press, a small publisher specializing in books on sexuality and relationships.
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 Charlie Jane Anders.
El SUPERRITMO! DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas! ~ 10pm ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am