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Title: Janet Mock and Ayelet Waldman at Writers With Drinks
START DATE: Saturday March 29
TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details:
The Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St.
Event Type: Speaker
We're throwing a special Writers With Drinks to welcome the amazing Janet Mock to San Francisco!

When: Saturday, March 29, from 7 PM to 9 PM, doors open 6 PM
What: WRITERS WITH DRINKS!
Who: Janet Mock, Ayelet Waldman, Marga Gomez, Marie Brennan and Annalee Newitz!
How much: $10 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Transgender Law Center and the CSC
Where: The Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., San Francisco
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About the readers/performers:

Janet Mock is a writer, an advocate and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. After publicly proclaiming her identity as a trans woman in a 2011 profile in Marie Claire magazine, Janet focused her efforts on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and women like herself. In 2012, she launched #GirlsLikeUs, a movement that encourages trans women to live visibly. Janet is a board member at the Arcus Foundation, a global organization advancing social justice and conservation issues, and an advisor for the {young}ist, a young people-powered media site. She has also advised programming for trans youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of the forthcoming Love and Treasure (Knopf, April 2014), Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace. Her novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits was adapted into a film called "The Other Woman" starring Natalie Portman. Her personal essays and profiles of such public figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Her radio commentaries have appeared on "All Things Considered" and "The California Report."

Marga Gomez, comedian, writer, performer is a triple winner of SF Bay Guardian's "Best Comedian" award and received Theatre LA's Ovation. Marga got her comedy start in San Francisco where she honed her high energy, proudly Latina, openly gay, slightly dorky, tragically sexy, laugh getting act. Her television credits include HBO's "Comic Relief" Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival" and LOGO's "One Night Stand Up."Marga is also the author/ performer of nine solo plays which have been produced nationally, internationally and Off Broadway. Her latest show "Not Getting Any Younger," received the SF Chronicle's highest rating in 2011 and ran at the SF Marsh through June 2012. Her latest show, Lovebirds, is currently appearing at the Marsh.

Annalee Newitz writes about science, pop culture, and the future. She's the editor in chief of io9, a publication that covers science and science fiction, and has over 10 million readers every month. She's the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday). She's also published in Wired, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She's co-editor of the essay collection She's Such A Geek (Seal Press), and author of Pretend We're Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture (Duke University Press). Formerly, she was a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a lecturer in American Studies at UC Berkeley.

Marie Brennan's latest book is The Tropic of Serpents, the sequel to A Natural History of Dragons. Her other books include Warrior, Witch, Midnight Never Come, In Ashes Lie, A Star Shall Fall, When Fates Conspire and Lies and Prophecy. Her fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tor.com, Talebones, Mythic Delirium and many other places. She is a former academic with a background in archaeology, anthropology, and folklore, which she now puts to rather cockeyed use in writing fantasy.



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



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