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Writers With Drinks with Catherynne M. Valente and Adam Haslett
Date Saturday May 14
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St.
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorCharlie Anders
The city's most eclectic reading series continues with Catherynne M. Valente and Adam Haslett!

When: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
What: WRITERS WITH DRINKS
Who: Catherynne M. Valente, Adam Haslett, Rick Barot, Janice Shapiro and Kimberly Chun
...Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. , San Francisco
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here and the novel Union Atlantic. His story collection was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award and his books have been translated into eighteen languages. His journalism and fiction have appeared in The Financial Times, Esquire, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope All-Story, Best American Short Stories, The O'Henry Prize Stories, and National Public Radio's Selected Shorts. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center, and in 2006, he won the PEN/Malamud Award for accomplishment in short fiction. He has also won the PEN/Winship Award for the best book by a New England author. A graduate of Swarthmore College, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Yale Law School, he has been a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Columbia University.

Catherynne M. Valente's latest book is Deathless, a retelling of the legend of Koschei the Deathless. Her other books include The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, The Habitation of the Blessed, Palimpsest, Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams, the Orphan's Tales series, The Labyrinth and The Grass-Cutting Sword. Her poetry and short fiction can be found online and in print in such journals as The Pedestal Magazine, Fantastic Metropolis, The Journal of Mythic Arts, Clarkesworld Magazine, Jabberwocky, Mythic Delirium, Lone Star Stories, Fantasy Magazine, Electric Velocipede, Cabinet des Fees, and Star*Line, and anthologies such as Interfictions, The Book of Voices, Salon Fantastique, The Minotaur in Pamplona, Paper Cities, Clockwork Phoenix, and featured in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror #18 and #21.

Rick Barot was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. His first book, The Darker Fall, was the winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry and was published by Sarabande Books in 2002. Sarabande published his second book, Want, in 2008. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including New England Review, The New Republic, Poetry, and Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has also appeared in many anthologies, including The New Young American Poets, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Stanford University.

Kimberly Chun is a contributing editor and music columnist with the SF Bay Guardian, and also writes for The Bold Italic. She's also contributed to 7X7 Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Janice Shapiro is the author of Bummer and Other Stories. Her short stories have been published in The North American Review, and The Santa Monica Review. A graphic piece that she wrote was part of the anthology, What Were We Thinking? published by St. Martin’s press. Another graphic piece appeared in The Seattle Review.

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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Added to the calendar on Thursday May 5th, 2011 3:26 PM
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