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|Writers With Drinks featuring Daphne Gottlieb & Javier Grillo-Marxuach|
|Date||Saturday June 11|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St.|
This month's installment of San Francisco's spoken word variety show includes poetry, Star Wars fandom, transgender memoir and comedy.
When: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Daphne Gottlieb, K.M. Ruiz, Nick Krieger and Kevin Camia!
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 and Indy Arts & Media.
About the readers/performers:
Javier Grillo-Marxuach created The Middleman, a comic series that became a much-loved TV show on ABC Family. He also worked as a producer on the first two seasons of Lost, and has also written for Charmed, Seaquest: DSV, Medium, Jake 2.0, Boomtown and Dark Skies. He also wrote the Marvel Comics series Annihilation: Super Skrull.
Daphne Gottlieb is the author and editor of 15 books, most recently the poetry book 15 Ways to Stay Alive. She's also the co-editor (with Lisa Kester) of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words. She is the editor of Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader, as well as the author of the poetry books Kissing Dead Girls, Final Girl, Why Things Burn and Pelt, and as the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious with artist Diane DiMassa.
Final Girl was the winner of the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry for 2003 from Publishing Triangle. Additionally, Final Girl was named one of the The Village Voice's Favorite Books of 2003, and received rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Village Voice.
K.M. Ruiz is the author of Mind Storm, a post-apocalyptic book that takes place 250 years into the future, when what's left of society fights over the scraps of the Earth as the rich and powerful plan to ascend to another planet.
Nick Krieger is the author of Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender. His writing has appeared in Original Plumbing and The Rumpus.
Kevin Camia performs regularly at all the Bay Area comedy clubs but considers the Punch Line as his "home club." He's a "joke nerd" who loves to geek out about the various formulas of joke-writing and performing.
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.