WRITERS WITH DRINKS w/ host Charlie Jane Anders! $5-20 sliding ~ 6:30 door ~ 7:30pm - 9:45pm
May's Writers With Drinks features the greatest collection of human minds since the invention of the BrainSphere [TM].
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Allegra Huston, Irene Tu, C.B. Lee, Cyrus Farivar and Maw Shein Win!
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:
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, named an Indie Next Pick; one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, BookRiot, and the Huffington Post; a must-read for May by Goodreads, Audible.com, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple and People; long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize and a finalist for a New England Book Award; and one of the 10 best books of the year so far by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, and BookRiot. Marzano-Lesnevich is the recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Yaddo, and a Rona Jaffe Award..
Allegra Huston's latest book is the novel Say My Name. She's also the author of Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, Vogue, People, the Santa Fean, and Condé Nast Traveler in the US; and the Independent on Sunday (as part of the series Lives of the Great Songs), Harper's Bazaar, Mail On Sunday YOU magazine, the Tatler, and The Times in the UK, French Vogue, and the international art and culture magazine Garage. She was the screenwriter and producer of the award-winning short film Good Luck, Mr. Gorski (2011), which won the Grand Remi at the Houston Worldfest. Projects in development include the TV series Harem and the features Operation Heartbreak, Tembo, and Cabrón.
CB Lee's novels include the Sidekick Squad series, a young adult science fiction adventure that follow queer teens who take on a corrupt government superhero agency, and also the fantasy Seven Tears At High Tide. Lee’s work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Wired Magazine, and Hypable. Her novel Not Your Sidekick was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in YA/Children’s Fiction and a 2017 Bisexual Book Awards Finalist in Speculative Fiction. Seven Tears at High Tide was the recipient of a Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Fantasy Romance and also a finalist for the 2016 Bisexual Book Awards in the YA and Speculative Fiction categories..
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 with host Charlie Jane Anders.
Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one of 20 “Women to Watch” (KQED). She has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA and her comedy was featured on Seeso and Viceland. Irene has opened for comedians such as Anthony Jeselnik, W. Kamau Bell, Gary Gulman, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna Nancherla.
Maw Shein Win's full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems is now out on Manic D Press. Her writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies, including Cimarron Review, Fanzine, The Fabulist, and others. She was an Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Along with composer and musician, Amanda Chaudhary, she is part of musical duo Pitta of the Mind that combines poetry with abstract electronic music. A collaborative book with paintings by Los Angeles artist Mark Dutcher, Ruins of a glittering palace, was published by SPA/Commonwealth Projects. Her most recent poetry chapbook is Score and Bone on Nomadic Press, and her poetry was featured in artist Megan Wilson’s mural, Flower Interruption, a public artwork as part of the exhibition Flower Power at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. She is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito.
Cyrus Farivar is a Senior Tech Policy Reporter at Ars Technica, and his latest book is Habeas Data. In 2017, Cyrus Farivar and Joe Mullin won the Technology Reporting award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter for their August 2016 story: “Stealing bitcoins with badges: How Silk Road’s dirty cops got caught.” His first book was The Internet of Elsewhere. He has reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times and many others.
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