WRITERS with DRINKS! 6:30pm, $5 to $20 sliding scale, Hosted by Charlie Jane Anders:
Jonathan Lethem, Molly Antopol, NoViolet Bulawayo, Natasha Moni
and Mallory Ortberg
When: Saturday, Oct. 11, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
What: WRITERS WITH DRINKS!
Who: Jonathan Lethem, Molly Antopol, NoViolet Bulawayo, Natasha Moni
and Mallory Ortberg
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
About the readers/performers:
Jonathan Lethem's latest novel is Dissident Gardens. He's also the
author of Chronic City, You Don't Love Me Yet, The Fortress of
Solitude, Motherless Brooklyn, Girl in Landscape, As She Climbed
Across the Table, Amnesia Moon and Gun With Occasional Music.
Motherless Brooklyn received the National Book Critics Circle award,
and he received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2005. His story collections
include How We Got Insipid, Men and Cartoons and The Wall of the Sky,
The Wall of the Eye. He also wrote the Omega the Unknown comic, and
wrote the nonfiction books The Disappointment Artist, Fear of Music,
They Live and The Ecstasy of Influence.
Molly Antopol's debut story collection The UnAmericans was just
longlisted for the National Book Award. The recipient of a 5 Under 35
award from the National Book Foundation, her writing has appeared or
is forthcoming on NPR’s This American Life and All Things Considered,
online at The New Yorker, and in many periodicals, including The New
Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco
Chronicle, Elle, Oxford American, One Story, Ecotone and elsewhere.
NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names (May 2013) which
has been recognized with the LA Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award
for First Fiction, the Pen/Hemingway Award, the Etisalat Prize for
Literature, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award (second place), and
the National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Fiction Selection. We Need
New Names was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian
First Book Award, and selected to the New York Times Notable Books of
2013 list, the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers list, and
others. NoViolet’s story “Hitting Budapest” won the 2011 Caine Prize
for African Writing.
Natasha Moni's debut poetry collection is The Cardiologist's Daughter.
Her poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews have been published in
journals including: DIAGRAM, Verse, Indiana Review, Fourteen Hills,
Rattle, and Defenestration.
Mallory Ortberg is the founder of The Toast. She's also written for
TheHairpin, Eco Salon, Slacktory and Gawker.
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