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Writers With Drinks turns 10 with Rick Moody

Saturday, April 09, 2011
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., SF

The Bay Area's craziest spoken word event celebrates its 10th anniversary, with an all-star lineup!

When: Saturday, April 9, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Rick Moody, Maxine Hong Kingston, Monica Youn, Regina Lynn, Keith Knight and the contributors to Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace
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:

Rick Moody's latest book is The Four Fingers of Death. His first novel, Garden State, won the 1991 Editor's Choice Award from the Pushcart Press. His other books include Demonology, The Ice Storm, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven, The Diviners and Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas.

Maxine Hong Kingston's latest book is I Love A Broad Margin to My Life. She won the National Book Award for her novel China Men. Her other books include The Fifth Book of Peace, To Be the Poet, Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book, Through The Black Curtain and The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts.

Sean McLain Brown, Scott Morrison, Joanne Palamountain, Julie Thi Underhill and Lee Swenson are contributors to the anthology Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, edited by Maxine Hong Kingston.

Monica Youn's latest book of poems is called Ignatz. Her first book of poems was called Barter. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Cue: A Journal of Prose Poetry and elsewhere.

Regina Lynn was the award-winning Sex Drive columnist at and the Tuesday "Sex in the News" guest on Playboy Radio: Afternoon Advice with Tiffany Granath. She is the author of Sexier Sex: Lessons from the Brave New Sexual Frontier and The Sexual Revolution 2.0.

Keith Knight is the creator of the K Chronicles, (th)ink and The Knight Life, which have been collected in ten books so far. He won the 2007 Harvey Award and the 2010 Inkpot Award at Comic Con. His art has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle,, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.

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 Thu, Mar 31, 2011 1:43AM
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