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Rebecca Solnit and Jillian Lauren at Writers With Drinks
Date Saturday October 08
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorCharlie Anders

When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Rebecca Solnit, Jillian Lauren, Diana Turken, Geek Porn Girl and Tomas Moniz!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit Seven Teepees.

About the readers/performers:

Rebecca Solnit's books include Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, A California Bestiary, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, A Field Guide to Getting Lost and Wanderlust: A History of Walking. She's received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan literary fellowship, two NEA Fellowships for Literature, and a 2004 Wired Rave Award.

Tomas Moniz is the co-editor of Rad Dad, a zine about parenting, and a new anthology, Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Fatherhood.

Jillian Lauren is the author of the novel Pretty, as well as the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Flaunt Magazine, Opium Magazine, Society, Pale House: A Collective and in the anthologies My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories and Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost.

Suzi, aka Geek Porn Girl, runs the Geek Porn Girl blog, "a blog for gay girls in glasses." While the blog is sex positive, the "porn" in the title refers to "an obsession with trivial, egg-headed details."

Diana Turken was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. She is currently working on her MFA degree in Poetry at Mills College. She likes to write about railroad barons, cowboys, and Californians. She is a cable news junkie, a basketball fanatic, and makes her own biscuits from scratch. She lives and works in Oakland.

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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