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Writers With Drinks with Erika Lopez, Achy Obejas and Brian Castro!

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Date:
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Fundraiser
Organizer/Author:
Charlie Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. Street, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco's most eclectic and demented reading series is back, with literary legends Achy Obejas, Brian Castro, Erika Lopez and more!

When: Saturday, May 9, 2009, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open around 6:30 PM
Who: Achy Obejas, Erika Lopez, Brian Castro, Daniel Marcus, Sean Keane and Richard Loranger
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:

Erika Lopez is the author of Flaming Iguanas: An All-Girl Road Novel Thing, Lap Dancing for Mommy: Tender Stories of Disgust, Blame, and Inspiration, They Call Me Mad Dog and Hoochie Mamma: The Other White Meat. She was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Her cartoons appeared regularly in the San Francisco Bay Times.

Achy Obejas is the author of Ruins, Days Of Awe, Memory Mambo and We Came All The Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?. Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals, including Conditions, Revista Chicano-Rique, and The Beloit Poetry Journal. In 1986, she received an NEA fellowship in poetry. She's written for the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader, The Windy City Times, The Advocate, High Performance, The Village Voice and the Chicago Tribune. She won the 1998 Peter Lisagor Award for political reporting.

Brian Castro was born in Hong Kong in 1950 of Portuguese, Chinese and English parents, and arrived in Australia in 1961. His novels include Birds of Passage (1983), which shared the Australian/Vogel Literary Award; Double-Wolf (1991), winner of the Age Fiction Prize and the Victorian Premier's Award for Fiction; After China (1992), which also won the Victorian Premier's Award; and Stepper (1997), for which he received the National Book Council Banjo Award. His books have been translated into German and French. He currently resides in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne.

Richard Loranger is the author of Poems For Teeth, a book of poetry about his much-abused teeth, and Hello. Poems. He also wrote the essay "I Want A Poetry," in Correspondence #1.

Sean Keane has performed his stand-up comedy at the Dark Room, Rooster T. Feathers, the Habitat For Humanity fundraiser and many other venues. As far as we know, he's not the same person as Sean Keane, the Irish singer described as "the greatest musical find of the 1990s."

Daniel Marcus is the author of Binding Energy, a short story collection. He's published around twenty short stories in literary and genre venues, including Witness, Asimov's Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, ZYZZYVA, and Fantasy and Science Fiction. His non-fiction has appeared in Wired, Boing-Boing, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has taught in the creative writing programs at the U.C. Berkeley Extension and San Francisco's Writing Parlor.

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.com. 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 published other magazine.
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