About the readers/performers:
Mike Isaac is the author of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. He is is a technology reporter at the New York Times whose Uber coverage won the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business reporting. He writes frequently about Uber, Facebook, and other Silicon Valley giants for the Times, and appears often on CNBC and MSNBC. Previously, he was a senior editor reporting on social media companies for Re/Code and AllThingsD, and covered the decline and fall of once great technology giants like Hewlett-Packard and BlackBerry as a staff writer for WIRED. He began his career as a music journalist, writing for Paste Magazine and Performer.
Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. They are the author of the novel Autonomous, nominated for the Nebula and Locus Awards, and winner of the Lambda Literary Award. As a science journalist, they are a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and have a monthly column in New Scientist. They have published in The Washington Post, Slate, Popular Science, Ars Technica, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, among others. They are also the co-host of the Hugo-award winning podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. They were the founder of io9, and served as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo. Their most recent novel is The Future of Another Timeline.
As publisher-editor of the 1977-79 zine SEARCH & DESTROY, V. Vale helped bring international attention to a Punk scene as prophetic as more publicized ones elsewhere. The publication was launched with $100 each from Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and published at City Lights Bookstore, where Vale worked at the time. For Vale, Punk provided a launching pad for a host of cultural-anthropological explorations, including Industrial music, the writings of J.G. Ballard and William S. Burroughs, feminism, pranksterism, studies of The Body, plus “Incredibly Strange” filmmaking and music, which he has chronicled with the RE/SEARCH series of publications that he founded as **sole proprietor** in 1980 (he has the original DBA certificate hanging on his wall).
Malkia Devich Cyril is a creative writer and essayist, and the co-founder and co-director of MediaJustice — a national hub boldly advancing racial justice, rights and dignity in a digital age; co-founder of the MediaJustice Network, and has presented on a host of cultural issues including tech and racial justice, media policy and representation, and grief in social movements.
Nathaniel Popkin is the author of three novels, including just-released The Year of the Return, and three books of non-fiction. Along with Stephanie Feldman he is the co-editor of the anthology Who Will Speak for America? and co-organizer of Writers Resist and the new emerging Writers Unite. His essays on the ecological crisis and urban anthropology and works of literary criticism have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Tablet, Public Books, LitHub, Rain Taxi, and the Kenyon Review. He writes documentary films, takes photographs, and participated this year in a new eco-artist residency in Southern Chile, The Valley of the Possible.
Aubrey Hirsch is the author of Why We Never Talk About Sugar, a short story collection, and This Will Be His Legacy, a flash fiction chapbook. Her stories, essays and comics have appeared widely in American Short Fiction, The Nib, The Rumpus, Vox, The New York Times and elsewhere. She currently lives in Berkeley, where she is at work on a graphic memoir.
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.
November's Writers With Drinks features tech journalism, feminist time travel, underground culture, the great American bicentennial novel, and stories of pure heartache. We're going to explore our past, future and everything in between!
-When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 7 PM
-Who: Mike Isaac, Annalee Newitz, V. Vale, Malkia Devich Cyril, Nathaniel Popkin and Aubrey Hirsch
-How much: $5 to $20 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the Women's Cancer Resource Center