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Writers With Drinks with Guest Host Josh Kornbluth

Saturday, February 14, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Jane Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA

San Francisco's longest running literary salon is back for Valentine's Day, and this time Josh Kornbluth (Haiku Tunnel) is guest hosting!

When: Saturday, February 14, 2008, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM
Who: Ann Cummins, Lorelei Lee, Laurie Glover, Anna Furtado and Shanthi Sekaran.
Special guest MC: Josh Kornbluth!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
How much: $3 to $5 sliding scale.

About the readers/performers:

Ann Cummins has been published in the New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Best American Short Stories 2002. She's the author of a novel, Yellowcake, and a short story collection, Red Ant House.

Laurie Glover's poems have appeared in Women's Studies, Terrain, and Nimrod International Journal. She is working on a work of creative non-fiction called Conversion, a collection of linked essays about recreational spaces.

Lorelei Lee is a writer, grad student and porn performer. Her writing has appeared in Transfer Magazine and Graphite. She's self-published two chapbooks, Double-Fisted and Shades Of Sky. She toured with the Sex Workers' Art Show in 2008.

Anna Furtado is the author of the Briarcrest Chronicles, a lesbian romance series the first book of which was a finalist in the Golden Crown Literary Society's romance awards. She's also the co-author of The Butch Cookbook.

Shanthi Sekaran is the author of The Prayer Room, a new novel from McAdam/Cage.

Guest MC Josh Kornbluth had an interview show, The Josh Kornbluth Show, on KQED for two years, and it's still on in reruns. His one-man shows include Red Diaper Baby and Citizen Josh (which he'll be performing in Washington DC in the run-up to the election.) He co-directed the movie Haiku Tunnel, based on his monologue. He's appeared in the movies Teknolust, The Darwin Awards and Strange Culture.

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.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:08PM
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