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Writers With Drinks featuring Brandon Sanderson!

Saturday, September 11, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA

September's Writers With Drinks is a special fundraiser for StrangeHorizons, a science fiction webzine celebrating its tenth anniversary!

When: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Who: Brandon Sanderson, Shailja Patel, Bonnie Burton, Brian Malow and Kirsten Imani Kasai
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit StrangeHorizons.

About the readers/performers:

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the Alcatraz novels, the Mistborn trilogy, the Stormlight Archive books and the stand alone novels Elantris and Warbreaker. He's also completing Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series.

Shailja Patel's poetry and theatre have won awards on three continents, been translated into 12 languages, and toured internationally. Her book, MIGRITUDE, is forthcoming from Kaya Press in October 2010. Her latest play, Bwagamoyo, was selected for the 2010 Sundance Theatre Lab. She is a founding member of Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice. Her groundbreaking project to train Kenyan activists in advocacy garnered a LEAP grant from New Tactics In Human Rights, one of only seven awarded globally, and is now a fully-fledged social justice fellowship program in Kenya.

Bonnie Burton blogs at the official Star Wars website. She's the founder of Her books include Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean To Each Other And How We Can Change and You Can Draw: Star Wars.

Science comedian Brian Malow is a freelance science video correspondent for Time Magazine's web-site. He's been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and in Nature, the San Fran-cisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Kirsten Imani Kasai is the author of Icesong, plus the audiobooks Flesh Hell and Tattoo, among other works.

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 won the Emperor Norton Award for "extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason." 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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