About the readers/performers:
Jade Chang is the author of The Wangs vs. the World, which was a New York Times editors' choice. She has worked for publications like the BBC, Metropolis, Glamour, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. She was recently an editor at Goodreads. Jade is the recipient of a Sundance Arts Journalist fellowship, the AIGA/Winterhouse Design Criticism Award, and a Squaw Valley Writers Workshop scholarship.
Sarah Gailey is the author of the novella River of Teeth, an alternate history in which the United States imported hippopotamuses. She also has a novel forthcoming from Tor Books in Spring 2019. A Hugo and Campbell finalist, Gailey's nonfiction has appeared in Mashable and the Boston Globe, and she's a regular contributor to Tor.com and Barnes & Noble. Her most recent fiction credits include Mothership Zeta, Fireside Fiction and the Speculative Bookshop Anthology.
WRITERS WITH DRINKS w/ host
Charlie Jane Anders! $5-20 sliding ~
7:30pm - 2:00am
July's Writers With Drinks will be your only chance EVER to hear amazing literature, hippo alternate history, and Norse sagas all in one place.
Jade Chang, Tom Pyun, Sarah Gailey, Earle McCartney, Jason Bayani, Jackson Crawford!
$5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture
Tom Pyun is an essayist and novelist living in San Francisco, CA. He recently completed a residency Vermont Studio Center, the Tin House Winter Workshop, a mentorship with Gemini Ink. and a fellowship with VONA/Voices. His work has appeared in the Rumpus, Blue Mesa Review, Eleven Eleven, and Reed and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net award. An excerpt of his novel-in-progress about international gay surrogacy/adoption was recently published in Joyland Magazine.
After spending two years as a Lecturer in Icelandic and Norse Myth at the University of California Berkeley, Jackson Crawford is returning to his native Rocky Mountains as Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder. Crawford's translation of the Poetic Edda, the medieval Icelandic manuscript that is the source of most of what we know about the Norse gods and heroes, was published in 2015. And in September 2017, it will be followed by his translation of two of the most important Norse sagas, The Saga of the Volsungs and The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok. Crawford also regularly posts short informative videos on topics in Norse language and myth for the interested public at Youtube.com/JacksonCrawford.
Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet from Write Bloody Press. He's an MFA graduate from Saint Mary's College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the Artistic Director for Kearny Street Workshop. Jason performs regularly around the country and recently debuted his solo show, "Locus of Control" in 2016.
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.
Earle McCartney's stories have appeared in Zyzzyva, The Common, Meridian, Big Fiction, and elsewhere. He was awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award by the San Francisco Foundation in 2013. He lives in San Francisco.
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