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Writers With Drinks featuring Rhiannon Argo

Saturday, January 09, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. street

Writers With Drinks tells true stories, including Melanie Gideon and Raina Bird, plus queer lit, poetry and comedy!

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM, really!
Who: Melanie Gideon, Rhiannon Argo, Maw Shein Win, Raina Bird and Tissa Hami
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
Admission: $5 to $10 sliding scale, no-one turned away for lack of funds.
All proceeds benefit the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Melanie Gideon is the author of The Slippery Year, which was chosen as a best book of the year by the SF Chronicle and NPR and was an Amazon Book Club selection. She also wrote two young-adult novels, The Map That Breathed and Pucker.

Rhiannon Argo is the author of The Creamsickle and one of the members of Sister Spit: The Next Generation. She's also the author of two chapbooks, Four and Pill. Her work has appeared in Baby Remember My Name: New Queer
Girl Writing, It's So You: 35 Women on Fashion, Beauty and Personal Style, The Lowdown Highway Anthology, ArtXX, $pread Magazine and Cutter Photozine.

Raina Bird's work has appeared in Cherry Bleeds and other places, and she's read at Sizzle!, Perverts Put Out, and Acker's Dangerous Daughters.

Maw Shein Win was co-founder of the acclaimed local literary magazine Comet. Her poetry has appeared in Shampoo, SoMa Literary Review, 2River, No Tell Motel, Big Bridge, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. She was an artist in residence at Headlands Center For The Arts.

Tissa Hami performed for 10,000 people at First Night Boston, and her comedy has been featured in Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune,
as well as on BBC radio and Australian and European television. Tissa has appeared on ABC's The View, the Hallmark Channel, and NPR. She's one of five Islamic comedians featured in the documentary, Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age.

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 published other magazine, which is on hiatus.
Follow her on twitter as charliejane.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jan 5, 2010 1:08AM
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