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Writers With Drinks featuring Anna North and Lynn Peril
Date Saturday July 09
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St.
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorCharlie Anders
The city's longest running spoken word variety show is back! With Charles Yu (How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe), Jesse Ball (The Way Through Doors), and Anna North (America Pacifica)!

When: Saturday, July 9, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30
Who: Charles Yu, Jesse Ball, Anna North, Lynn Peril & Bill Brent!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
Admission: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Charles Yu is the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his story collection Third Class Superhero, and he has also received the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. His work has been published in the Harvard Review, The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, and Mid-American Review, among
other journals.

Jesse Ball is a poet and novelist. His novels include The Way Through Doors (2009) and Samedi the Deafness (2007), which was a finalist for the Believer Book Award. He has published books of poetry and prose, The Village on Horseback (2010), Vera & Linus (2006), March Book (2004). A book of his drawings, Og svo kom nottin, appeared in Iceland in 2006. He won the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize in 2008 for The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp & Carr. His poetry has appeared in the Best American Poetry series.

Anna North's first novel is America Pacifica. She's a staff writer at Jezebel.com. Her story "A Record Book for Small Farmers" appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, where it was nominated for a National Magazine Award. She graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2009, having received a Teaching-Writing Fellowship and a Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship.

Lynn Peril is the author of Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making it in the Office. Her Op-Ed "Do Secretaries Have a Future?" appeared in the New York Times. Her other books include Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons and College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co-eds, Then and Now. She was the editor of Mystery Date, a long-running zine.

Bill Brent is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Men (Cleis Press, 2002; published in French as Le Plaisir Anal [pour lui], Editions Tabou, 2006). His fiction and essays appear in over 30 anthologies, including Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong, The Best American Erotica 1997, Best Gay Erotica 2002 and 2004, Best S/M Erotica, Tough Guys, Bi Guys, Rough Stuff, plus its sequel, Rouged Up. His essay "Martin Luther Goes Bowling" appeared in Everything You Know About God Is Wrong, and a 12,000 word sex-and-drugs memoir in Entangled Lives: Memoirs of 7 Top Erotica Writers. He co-edited the Best Bisexual Erotica series. He also published the long-running sex magazine Black Sheets and ran the independent publishing company Black
Books, which published an annual guide to the sexual underground called the Black Book.

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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