San Francisco's longest-running reading series is back again, with literary science fiction, young-adult adventure, queer smut, and the strange history of California wine!
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 7 PM
Who: Colin Winnette, Arwen Elys Dayton,
René Vaz, Izzy Oneiric, John Briscoe
How much: $5 to $20,
all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture
Where: The Make Out Room,
3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA
About the readers/performers:
Colin Winnette's new novel is called The Job of the Wasp. He's the author of Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio, 2015), Coyote (Les Figues Press, 2015), Fondly (Atticus Books, 2013) Animal Collection (Spork Press, 2012), and Revelation (Mutable Sound Press, 2011). His books have been translated into French and Italian, and his writing has appeared in Playboy, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Lucky Peach, and numerous other journals and anthologies.
René Vaz is a Bay Area Native and writer. He is a professor of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University and holds degrees in English and Creative Writing. His book, The Planet of The Dead, is available from Nomadic Press.
John Briscoe is a San Francisco poet, author, lawyer and restaurateur. He has published poetry, articles on law, literature and history, and several books including Crush: The Triumph of California Wine, The Lost Poems of Cangjie, and Tadich Grill: The Story of San Francisco’s Oldest Restaurant. Since 1972 he has argued and tried cases in the United States Supreme Court, in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and in courts across the country.
Izzy Oneiric holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Their work has appeared in numerous print and online publications including PoetryWTF?!, BlazeVOX, otoliths, Ghost Proposal, and Phantom Limb. They are the author of the chapbook From the Bombshell Shelter (Main Street Rag, 2010), and the full-length collections Crossing Bryan Ferry and Other Poems (Lavender Ink, 2016), and The Year is Sunday (Xi Draconis, 2018). Izzy currently lives in New Orleans and is an Event Coordinator for the New Orleans Poetry Festival.
ARWEN ELYS DAYTON's new novel Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful, came out just a few weeks ago. Drawing comparisons to Black Mirror and Westworld as well as Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, the novel gives us six interconnected stories spanning the near to distant future, set in a world of increasingly rampant human genetic modification. Arwen is the best-selling author of the Egyptian sci-fi thriller Resurrection and the near-future Seeker Series.
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.