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|Kirya Traber and Daniel Allen Cox @ Writers With Drinks|
|Date||Monday October 11|
|Time||2:30 AM - 4:30 AM|
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|The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco|
Writers With Drinks features one of its most high-powered line-ups ever, with mystery, literature, science fiction and poetry!
When: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Marcia Clark, Ken Scholes, Jamie Freveletti, Stephen O'Connor, Kirya Traber and Daniel Allen Cox
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.
About the readers/performers:
Marcia Clark is a renowned former L.A. prosecutor. Her first legal thriller, Guilt By Association, comes out in April 2011 from Mulholland Books. Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a wise-cracking and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite and tightly knit division, who must solve the murder of her colleague Jake. Clark wrote a bestselling book about the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Without a Doubt, and is a frequent commentator and columnist on legal issues.
Stephen O'Connor's new book is Here Comes Another Lesson: Stories. His previous books are Rescue, Will My Name Be Shouted Out? and Orphan Trains. His writing has appeared in The New England Review, Poetry Magazine, The New York Times, The Nation, and elsewhere. He's received the Cornell Woolrich Fellowship in Creative Writing from Columbia University, the Visiting Fellowship for Historical Research by Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society, and the DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony.
Jamie Freveletti's new novel is Running Dark. Her debut thriller, Running from the Devil (HarperCollins/ Morrow 2009), was chosen as a “Notable Book” by the Independent Booksellers of America, awarded "Best First Novel" by the International Thriller Writers, and has been nominated for a Barry Award for "Best First Novel" by Deadly Pleasures Magazine, a Macavity Award for" Best First Mystery" by the Mystery Readers International, and "Favorite First Novel of 2009" by Crimespree Magazine.
Daniel Allen Cox's new novel Krakow Melt is about pyromaniacs fighting homophobia in a Polish city where nothing is fireproof. He also wrote the novel Shuck, which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Canada's ReLit Award, and the novella Tattoo This Madness In, which was shortlisted for a 2007 Expozine Alternative Press Award. He's a columnist for Capital Xtra, and a former pornstar and Jehovah's Witness.
Ken Scholes is the author of the Psalms of Isaak series, including Lamentation, Canticle, Antiphon, Requiem and Hymn. His other books are Last Flight Of The Goddess, Long Walks, Last Flights, and Other Strange Journeys, and Diving Mimes, Weeping Czars and Other Unusual Suspects. His stories have appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, Realms Of Fantasy and Eclipse 2.
Kirya Traber is the author of the chapbook black chick. She was a 2004 National Teen Poetry Slam Champion, and has since featured at Robert Redford's Sundance Summit, the Bay Hip Hop Theatre Festival, the Living Word Festival, Michelle Tea's RADAR Reading series, Peace Out: The International Homo Hop Festival, and in Tiny Little Maps to Each Other, a collection of five young women poets published by First Word Press, and on tour across the nation with Sister Spit: The Next Generation.
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 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.