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Writers With Drinks with Terry Bisson and Greta Christina
Date Saturday June 08
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St.
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorCharlie Anders
Writers With Drinks is going to help you get lost, because we get a commission.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30
Who: Jane Ciabattari, Annalee Newitz, Terry Bisson, Greta Christina, Hiya Swanhuyser and Jade Cho!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC

About the writers/readers:

Jane Ciabattari is the author of the critically acclaimed short-story collection, "Stealing the Fire", selected for the Dzanc Books rEprint Series, May 2013. Her short stories have been published in Long Island Noir, edited by Kaylie Jones (Akashic Books, 2012), The Literarian, the online publication of the Center for Fiction (edited by Dawn Raffel), KBG Bar Lit, LOST magazine, Chautauqua magazine, Literary Mama, VerbSap, Ms. Magazine (nominated for O.Henry and Pushcart awards), The North American Review, Denver Quarterly, Hampton Shorts (which honored her with an Editors' Choice Award), The East Hampton Star, Blueline, Caprice and Redbook, which nominated her for a National Magazine Award.

Annalee Newitz writes about science, pop culture, and the future. She’s the editor in chief of io9, a publication that covers science and science fiction, and has over 5 million readers every month. She’s the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday). She’s also published in Wired, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She’s co-editor of the essay collection She’s Such A Geek (Seal Press), and author of Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture (Duke University Press).

Terry Bisson is an award winning science fiction writer. He lives in Oakland. He is also a literary impresario, hosting a monthly reading series called SF in SF. His latest novel is called ANY DAY NOW. It's an alternate history of 1968.

Hiya Swanhuyser's new book is called A Bunch of Stupid Shit That Saved My Life, and it's "a do-it-yourself-help memoir about severe clinical depression."

Greta Christina has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including sex, atheism, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is author of "Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless," and her cleverly-named Greta Christina's Blog is one of the most widely-read and well-respected blogs in the atheist blogosphere. She is co-organizer and co-host of the Godless Perverts Story Hour and the Godless Perverts Social Club, here in San Francisco. Her latest book, "Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More," is currently available as an ebook on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords: audiobook and print editions are coming soon.

Jade Cho is a poet from Oakland, California. She has competed nationally since 2011 - as a member of the 2011 Youth Speaks Bay Area slam team, and the 2013 UC Berkeley CUPSI team. The granddaughter of immigrants from Toisan, China, her work explores the complexities of Asian American identity and femininity, and the every day intersections of power and privilege that affect us all.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks 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. And it was namechecked in Armistead Maupin's latest Tales of the City novel. 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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