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Writers With Drinks w/ Cherie Priest & Vikram Chandra

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Date:
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Charlie Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St. btw. Mission and Valencia

Spoken word variety show Writers With Drinks has finally gone too far! Show up and protest against literary mash-ups and heterogeneity! Demand literary sameness!

When: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Who: Vikram Chandra, Cherie Priest, James Rollins, Andrew Porter & Derek Powazek
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., SF
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, proceeds benefit Haiti relief

About the readers/performers:

Vikram Chandra is the author of Sacred Games, Love And Longing In Bombay and Red Earth And Pouring Rain. He co-wrote the Bollywood movie Mission Kashmir.

Cherie Priest is the author of Boneshaker, Dreadnought and Clementine, set in the Clockwork Century world. She's also the author of the Eden Moore trilogy, including Four And Twenty Blackbirds and Wings To The Kingdom. Her other books include Dreadful Skin, Those Who Went Remain There Still, Fathom and the forthcoming Bloodshot.

James Rollins is the author of the SIGMA Force series, including The Doomsday Key and The Last Oracle, plus the standalone novels Subterranean, Excavation, Deep Fathom, Amazonia and Altar of Eden. As James Clemens, he wrote the Banned and the Banished series and the Godslayer series.

Andrew Porter's debut short story collection, The Theory of Light & Matter, won the 2007 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His stories have appeared in One Story, Epoch (magazine), The Ontario Review, Prairie Schooner, The Antioch Review, StoryQuarterly, The Threepenny Review, Others Voices, Story (magazine) and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. He appeared on NPR's Selected Shorts.

Derek Powazek is the founder of Fray, the quarterly book of true stories and art, and author of Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places.

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, which is on hiatus. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
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