About the readers/performers:
Kate Elliott is the author of more than twenty-five novels, including her New York Times bestselling young adult debut Court of Fives, Poisoned Blade, Buried Heart, and Black Wolves. She has also written the Spiritwalker trilogy, the Novels of the Jaran, and the Crossroads trilogy, among others, and two of her books have been finalists for the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award. Kate was born in Iowa, raised in Oregon, and now lives in Hawaii.
Brontez Purnell's latest book is Since I Laid My Burden Down, his debut novel. He is author of the cult zine Fag School, frontman for his band The Younger Lovers, and founder and choreographer of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company. He was a guest curator for the Berkeley Art Museum's L@TE program in 2012, awarded an invitation to the 2012 Radar Lab queer arts summer residency, honored by Out Magazine's 2012 Hot 100 List and 2013 Most Eligible Bachelors List, and most recently won the 2014 SF Bay Guardian's Goldie for Performance/Music. His previous books include one graphic novel (with illustrator Janelle Hessig) The Cruising Diaries, and a novella Johnny Would You Love Me (if My Dick Were Bigger).
Frances Stroh is the award-winning author of Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss, which chronicles her coming of age as an artist in the midst of the Stroh’s Beer family’s decline coupled with the unraveling of Detroit. She has published in The Common, Literary Hub, and the Detroit Metro Times, among others. Frances is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and the curator of the Stranger Than Fiction reading 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.
WRITERS WITH DRINKS w/ host Charlie Jane Anders! ~ Kate Elliott, Amelia Gray, Rob Reid, Brontez Purnell, Barbara Jane Reyes, Frances Stroh ~ $5-20 sliding ~ 6:30 door / 7:30pm - 9:45pm
Writers With Drinks is going where no reading series has ever ventured. Into realms of fantasy, social-media apocalypse, queer coming-of-age stories, beer disasters, and tons more....
When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Kate Elliott, Amelia Gray, Rob Reid, Brontez Purnell, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and Frances Stroh!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture
Rob Reid is the author of two science fiction novels, After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley, and Year Zero. He founded Listen.com, which built the pioneering online music service Rhapsody, and created the unlimited subscription model since adopted by Apple, Spotify, and many others. He's also the author of Year One, a memoir about student life at Harvard Business School; and Architects of the Web, the first true business history of the Internet.
Baruch Porras Hernandez is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer, and performer named one of the 13 Top Bay Area Writers to Watch in 2016 by 7x7 Magazine. You can find his writing published online at The Tusk, his poems on Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Santa Ana River Review, and several other poetry anthologies in print like Assaracus, Foglifter, Rio Grande Review, Divining Divas, and two anthologies with Write Bloody Publishing. He was named a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow in 2014, and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow in 2016. He’s been featured in Writers with Drinks, has performed several times with Radar Productions, LitQuake, and Quiet Lightning. He is a winner of Literary Death Match, has won The Moth, Write Club SF, and was the reigning Haiku Champion for three years at Muni Diaries. He ran the legendary SF Queer Open Mic for over 7 years, is the head organizer of ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? a Latinx Performance Series, is The Voice for Shipwreck Erotic Fan Fiction Competition. He is originally from Mexico, and lives in San Francisco.
Amelia Gray is the author of five books, most recently Isadora (FSG). Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the NYPL Young Lion, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
El SUPERRITMO! ~ DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas! ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00pm - 2:00am