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Writers With Drinks presents An Evening of Uncomfortable Sex Talk

Saturday, January 14, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. st.

WRITERS WITH DRINKS Presents An Evening of Uncomfortable Sex Talk
When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Featuring Guest MC Mary Van Note (The Mary Van Note Show)
Who: Justin Chin, Charlie Anders, Diana Turken, Sarah Fran Wisby, Chelsea Martin, and Thomas Roche
Location: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
Admission: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Guest MC Mary Van Note is a stand-up comedienne of the weird variety. She performs at colleges, clubs and festivals across the country and she is the creator and star of the award winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me. The San Francisco Bay Guardian called her a “Zine-Queen Comedian” as she regularly makes zines, crafts and mini-comics.

Thomas S. Roche’s debut novel is The Panama Laugh, a science fiction zombie apocalypse about viral media, military contracting, and LOLZ. He's written regularly for,,,,,,, and many other websites.

Justin Chin is the author of 3 books of poetry, all published by Manic D Press: Bite Hard (1997); Harmless Medicine (2001), a finalist in the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Awards; and, Gutted (2006), which received the 2007 Thom Gunn Award for Poetry by the Publishing Triangle. Squeezed in between these were 2 non-fictions: Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes & Pranks (St. Martins, 1999), and the ur-memoir, Burden of Ashes (Alyson Publications, 2002).

Sarah Fran Wisby's book Viva Loss was published in 2008 by Small Desk Press. Recent work can be found in Eleven Eleven Journal and Rumpus Women Volume 1, and heard on Invisible Cities Audio Tour #2: The Armada of Golden Dreams. She’s also been published in Instant City, Sparkle and Blink, Digital Artifact, and The Encyclopedia Project Volume 2, F—K, for which she was honored to write the entry for fuck. She was a Literary Death Match champion in December 2010.

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of Choir Boy (2005) and the organizer of Writers With Drinks. Her stories have appeared at and Sex For America: Politically Inspired Erotica. She's had stories in The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2009 and 2011 and Best Lesbian Erotica 2010. She has a story forthcoming in The Year's Best SF Volume 17. She blogs at io9.

Chelsea Martin is the author of Everything Was Fine Until Whatever, What I Want and What I Want and The Really Funny Thing About Apathy. She wrote a short film called Junior Prom. The Rumpus called her "a happening waiting to accident."

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.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Jan 7, 2012 4:26PM
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