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Writers With Drinks w/ Luis Alberto Urrea

Saturday, June 13, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Jane Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA 94110

San Francisco's longest running monthly reading series is back, with Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and more.

When: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30ish
Who: Luis Alberto Urrea, David J. Williams, Ron MacLean, Rachel McDowell and Vanessa Norton!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco How much: $3 to $5 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit Modern Times Bookstore and the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Luis Alberto Urrea is the recipient of the Lannon Literary Award, an American Book Award, and a Colorado Book Award, and has been inducted into the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. His book, The Devil's Highway, was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Urrea's most recent book is the novel The Hummingbird's Daughter.

David J. Williams is the author of The Mirrored Heavens and The Burning Skies. He's a former programmer for the Homeworld videogame series and a graduate of the Clarion workshop.

Ron MacLean is the author of Why The Long Face? and Blue Winetka Skies. His fiction has appeared in GQ, Greensboro Review, Prism International, Night Train and other quarterlies. He is a recipient of the Frederick Exley Award for Short Fiction.

Rachel McDowell has performed at the Romane Event and several other local comedy shows.

Vanessa Norton's writing has appeared in Sex For America: Politically Inspired Erotica and elsewhere.

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 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. You can follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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