About the readers/performers:
Sabaa Tahir is the author of the young-adult SF novel An Ember in the Ashes, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for the past few weeks.
Josh Kalscheur has published poems in Boston Review, Slate, jubilat, Ninth Letter, Witness, Blackbird and Best New Poets 2013, among others. A graduate of Saint Olaf College and UW-Madison, he teaches classes at both UW-Madison and Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin.
Rin Kelly is a freelance writer, editor, and investigative reporter whose work has appeared in publications across the U.S., most recently in the Kenyon Review Online and Lisa Carver’s book-length kiss-off to Capitalism, Money’s Nothing. An alumna of Columbia University’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, she is currently investigating the Oakland Police Department, editing the film section of L.A. RECORD, and working on two dystopian novels, as she’s too ornery to fit all her umbrage into just one.
About Writers With Drinks:
Hosted by the lovely and talented Charlie Jane Anders, 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/ Charlie Jane Anders ~ 6:30pm, $5 to $20 sliding scale
June's Writers With Drinks includes dystopian adventures, drug journalism, comedy and uproarious poetry.
Who: Sabaa Tahir, Matt Lieb, Jacob Paul, Rin Kelly, Alexandra Naughton, Josh Kalscheur
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Matt Lieb has taken the San Francisco Bay Area comedy scene by storm. He has performed with the likes of Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, and W. Kamau Bell. This year will mark Matt Lieb’s 5th year performing at SF Sketchfest.
Jacob Paul’s 2010 debut novel, Sarah/Sara, was named one of that year’s 5 best first fictions by Poets & Writers. His second novel, A Song of Ilan, was published by Jaded Ibis Press in April 2015. His collaboration with Adam Moser and Sarah Martin led to an art book Home for an Hour, released December 2014, from which the Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory derived an hour-long performance. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Western Humanities Review, Green Mountains Review, Massachusetts Review, Seneca Review, Mountain Gazette and USA Today’s Weekend Magazine as well as on therumpus.net,fictionwritersreview.com and numerocinqmagazine.com.
Alexandra Naughton is probably the Janeane Garafalo of poetry. She is known for her online and onstage antics as well as her published poetry collections: I Will Always Be Your Whore [Love Songs for Billy Corgan], (I will always be in love, you could never objectify me more than I've already objectified myself), and My Posey Tastes Like. Her debut novel, American Mary, is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2016.