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Writers With Drinks w/ Pam Houston and Laurie R. King

Saturday, April 11, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Jane Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco's most notorious spoken word show celebrates its eighth anniversary with literature, mystery, science fiction and more.

When: Saturday, April 11, 2008, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM
Who: Pam Houston, Stacie Boschma, Laurie R. King, Sean Stewart, Regina Lynn and Minal Hajratwala
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:

Pam Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, which won the 1993 Western States Book Award, and Waltzing the Cat, which won the Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction. Her stories have been selected for Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories of the Century. She also published a collection of essays, A Little More About Me, and wrote a play, Tracking The Pleiades.

Decatur, GA poet Stacie Boschma has competed at various regional and national events, including the 2006 National Poetry Slam and the 2008 Individual World Poetry Slam. Her poetry has appeared in Labrys, Limp Wrist Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, and the anthology, Look, Up In The Sky!

Laurie R. King is the author of the Mary Russell mystery novels, which include The Language of Bees and Locked Rooms, plus the Kate Martinelli mysteries, which include The Art Of Detection. Her stand-alone novels include Touchstone and Keeping Watch. She's had stories in the anthology Unusual Suspects and elsewhere.

Sean Stewart's books include Cathy's Book, Cathy's Key, Perfect Circle, Galveston, and the New York Times notable book Mockingbird. He also wrote the Star Wars novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous. He also has worked as a consultant on several computer games, and currently works with Fourth Wall Studios.

Regina Lynn wrote a "Sex Drive" column at, and now maintains her own personal blog, SexRev2.0. She also reports on sex and technology for Playboy Radio. Her first book was 2005's The Sexual Revolution 2.0.

Minal Hajratwala is the author of Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents. Her creative work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and theater spaces, and has received support from the Sundance Institute, the Hedgebrook writing retreat for women, the Jon Sims Center for the Arts, and the SerpentSource Foundation. Her one-woman show, "Avatars: Gods for a New Millennium," was commissioned by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in 1999. She was an editor and reporter for eight years at the San Jose Mercury News.
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