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|Writers With Drinks featuring Ted Chiang and Melissa Febos|
|Date||Saturday August 06|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St.|
Multi-award-winning science fiction author Ted Chiang comes to Writers With Drinks, along with dominatrix memoir-author Melissa Febos!
When: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Ted Chiang, Melissa Febos and Lee Konstantinou
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., SF
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.
About the readers/performers:
Ted Chiang is the author of the novella "The Lifecycle of Software Objects," which is a Nebula Award nominee. His stories include the Hugo Award-winning "Exhalation," the Hugo-, Nebula- and Locus Award winning "Hell is the Absence of God," and the Sidewise Award-winning "Seventy-Two Letters." His stories were collected in the Locus Award-winning Stories of Your Life and Others.
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart, about her career as a professional dominatrix. She co-curates and hosts the music and reading series Mixer, on New York's Lower East Side. She's working on a novel about "music, madness, and dioramas." Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Dissent, The Southeast Review, The Rambler and The Nervous Breakdown.
Lee Konstantinou is the author of Pop Apocalypse: A Possible Satire. He also has a book of academic writing coming out, Countercultural Capital: The Politics of Irony and Postwar Fiction. And he is the editor of the forthcoming The Legacy of David Foster Wallace: Critical and Creative Assessments. He has lectured on the work of William Gibson and Thomas Pynchon.
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.