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Thea Hillman and Kirk Read at Writers With Drinks

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

Writers With Drinks keeps the spoken word vibe juicy and multi-faceted, like a starfruit. This time, we have a special guest host, and some returning favorites!

When: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Kirk Read, Thea Hillman, Mir Tamim Ansary, Yayne Abeba and Cara Black, plus guest MC Daphne Gottlieb!
Location: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
Admission: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Kirk Read is the author of How I Learned to Snap and This Is The Thing. He co-curates the two longest-running queer open mic events in San Francisco, Smack Dab and K’vetsh. He is currently at work on a third book and is editing two anthologies, one about male sex workers and one about the intersections between gay men and transgender men.

Thea Hillman is the author of Depending on the Light and For Lack of a Better Word. She's a San Francisco Poetry Slam Champion, was awarded first place in the 1999 Books Inc. poetry contest, second place in the Berkeley Fiction Review's sudden fiction contest, and won the 1998 Albuquerque Poetry Festival tag-team haiku championship. She performed a birdcall on The Tonight Show, was on the cover of the Oakland phone book, and won a tag-team haiku championship title.

Mir Tamim Ansary is the author of West of Kabul, East of New York, Destiny Disrupted, A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, The Widow’s Husband, Snapshots: This Afghan American Life, and Holiday Histories, among others. He directs the San Francisco Writers Workshop.

Cara Black is the author of the nationally bestselling and award nominated Aimée Leduc Investigation series. She's been included in the Great Women Mystery Writers, and the Washington Post named Murder in the Rue du Parais as one of the best fiction choices of 2008.

Yayne Abeba recently headlined at Back Room Comedy, and the SCO Show. She won the 2002 Russian River Comedy Competition. She's known for gripping audiences with her tales of growing up as a first generation Ethiopian in America.

Guest MC Daphne Gottlieb is the author of Kissing Dead Girls, Final Girl, Why Things Burn, and Pelt, plus the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious, with Diane DiMassa. She's also edited two anthologies, Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader. Final Girl was the winner of the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry for 2003 from Publishing Triangle, and was named one of the The Village Voice's Favorite Books of 2003.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll six 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.
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