About the readers/performers:
Yangsze Choo is a NYTimes bestselling novelist and a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked in various corporate jobs and had a briefcase before writing her first novel. THE GHOST BRIDE, (August 2013 William Morrow/Hot Key UK) set in colonial Malaya and the elaborate Chinese world of the afterlife, is about a peculiar historic custom called a spirit marriage. It is currently in production as a Netflix Original series. Her second novel, THE NIGHT TIGER, is set in 1930s colonial Malaya and is about an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy and a beautiful dancehall girl who must unravel the mystery of a missing finger. THE NIGHT TIGER (February 2019 Flatiron Books and Quercus UK) is Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club Pick for April 2019, as well as Amazon’s Spotlight Pick for Best Book of the Month, February 2019.
Evan Roxanna Ramzipoor is a writer based in California. She also works as a content marketer, writing about cybercrime and online fraud. She studied political science at UC Berkeley, where she researched underground literature in resistance movements and discovered the forgotten story of Faux Soir. Her writing has been featured in McSweeney's and The Ventriloquists is her first novel. She lives with her partner and a terrier mix named Lada. Evan is never far from a notebook or a pair of running shoes.
Fonda Lee is the author of the Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City (Orbit), which won the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and continuing in Jade War. She is also the author of the acclaimed young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer (Flux), Exo and Cross Fire (Scholastic). Fonda’s work has been nominated for the Nebula, Andre Norton, and Locus Awards, and been named to Best of Year lists by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, and Syfy Wire. She won the Aurora Award, Canada’s national science fiction and fantasy award, twice in the same year for Best Novel and Best Young Adult Novel. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, and action movie aficionado residing in Portland, Oregon. You can find Fonda online at www.fondalee.com and on Twitter @fondajlee.
Molly Tanzer is the author of the trilogy of historical fantasy novels The Diabolist's Library, including Creatures of Will and Temper, Creatures of Want and Ruin, and the forthcoming Creatures of Charm and Hunger. She is also the author of the weird western Vermilion. For more information about her critically acclaimed fiction as well as her editorial projects, visit her website, mollytanzer.com. She resides in Longmont, Colorado with her cat, Toad.
Shelly Oria is the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), and the collaborative digital novella CLEAN, commissioned by WeTransfer and McSweeney’s, which received two Lovie Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and elsewhere; has been translated to other languages; and has won a number of awards. Oria is the editor of Indelible in the Hippocampus, an upcoming anthology of #MeToo fiction, nonfiction, and poetry (McSweeney's 2019).
Pete Bailey is the coeditor of Trans Homo...Gasp! Gay FTM and Cis Men on Sex and Love, a 2018 Lambda Literary finalist for Best LGBTQ Anthology. He has been a featured reader at Slap Dab Open Mic and Trans Voices.. For the past year he has been traveling the US promoting this current book. You can follow him @gayFTMbook on Facebook and Twitter.
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 acclaimed author Charlie Jane Anders.
September's Writers With Drinks features amazing historical fiction, heart-rending fantasy, queer sexuality, stories of the #MeToo movement, and MORE.
When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 from
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 7 PM
Who: Yangsze Choo, Evan Ramzipoor, Fonda Lee, Molly Tanzer, Pete Bailey, Shelly Oria.
How much: $5 to $20 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit a local non-profit TBA