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Jane Wiedlin reads at Writers With Drinks

Saturday, January 08, 2011
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St.

Writers With Drinks, one of the city's longest running literary events, brings together Jane Wiedlin and Ethan Watters this month!

When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Jane Wiedlin, Ethan Watters, Jesús Ángel García and Blake Charlton
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:

Jane Wiedlin co-founded The Go-Go's, the first ever all-girl group to write their own songs, play their own instruments, and become immensely popular doing it. She also released six solo albums, which included the hits “Rush Hour“, “Blue Kiss” and “Tangled.” She became an ordained minister in 2009 is now performing wedding, commitment and vow reaffirmation ceremonies. She co-starred in the Women In Prison movie Stuck, and also appeared in the films Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Clue, as well as the television series The Surreal Life. Jane is currently working on her directorial/screenwriting debut, the short film “THE PYREX TALES”. Release date is set for 2011. In addition, she has written two musicals: ‘A NIGHT WITH BETTIE PAGE” and “LADY ROBOTIKA: A SPACE OPERA." She's also released a Lady Robotika comic.

Ethan Watters' latest book is Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche. He's also the author of Urban Tribes, an examination of the mores of affluent “never marrieds” and the coauthor of Making Monsters, a groundbreaking indictment of the recovered memory movement. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Discover, Men’s Journal, Details, Wired, and PRI's This American Life, he has appeared on such national media as Good Morning America, Talk of the Nation, and CNN. His work has been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing series.

Jesús Ángel García is the author of badbadbad, a transmedia novel (forthcoming on the printed page in 2011) about sex, God, rock ‘n’ roll and the social web. Excerpts have appeared in MonkeyBicycle and 3:AM Magazine. "Finnegan's Wank," a bawdy parody of James Joyce, won HTMLGIANT's "When Writers Get Off" contest

Novelist and Stanford M.D. Blake Charlton is the author of the Spellwright Trilogy, consisting of Spellwright and the forthcoming novels Spellbound and Disjunction.

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.

Added to the calendar on Mon, Jan 3, 2011 1:42AM
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