When: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30-ish
What: WRITERS WITH DRINKS
Who: Sara Houghteling, M.K. Chavez, Lauren Wheeler, Caitlin Gill, Aaron Raz Link and S.G. Browne
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
How much: $3 to $5 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.
About the readers/performers:
Sara Houghteling is the author of Pictures At An Exhibition. She's the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to Paris, first prize in the Avery and Jule Hopwood Award for novels, and a John Steinbeck Fellowship.
MK Chavez's poetry chapbooks include Virgin Eyes and Visitation, plus she co-authored Next Exit #9 with John Sweet. She cohosts the reading series Acker's Dangerous Daughters. She's had poems in 580 Split, The Rusty Truck, Zygote in My Coffee: Print Edition #6, and the Lummox Anthology.
Aaron Raz Link is the co-author of What Becomes You, a transgender memoir. He's been a clown and a science educator, and his writing has appeared in Brevity and other magazine.
Lauren Wheeler is a recovering slam poet who competed in the National Poetry Slam in 1998 and 1999. She hosted two poetry reading series in Ithaca, New York, has been featured across the country, and co-organized the ForWord Girls spoken word festival in San Francisco in 2002. Her work has appeared in Other Magazine, 365tomorrows, Lodestar Quarterly, and Spindle Magazine. She's also a go-go dancer at goth-industrial club nights and performs burlesque under the alias Lola Vauntz.
Caitlin Gill has performed at the Punchline, 12 Galaxies, the Purple Onion and other comedy clubs. She hosts the Ladies Room open mic at Brainwash and the Ladies Room showcase at Club Deluxe.
S.G. Browne is the author of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament. He's posted a hilarious zombie self-help site called Undead Anonymous, and a series of zombie haikus on his homepage.
About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy 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.
Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9. She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also publishes other magazine. She twitters as charliejane, and she's starting a podcast soon.