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Writers With Drinks with Brad DeLong and Carol Queen!
Date Saturday July 12
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorCharlie Anders
Last year, Writers With Drinks brought you the special event, "An Evening of Uncomfortable Sex Talk." Now, we bring you "An Evening of Oversharing About Money"!

When: Saturday, July 12, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: J. Bradford DeLong, Carol Queen, Farhad Manjoo, Frances Lefkowitz, Tiny, and Charlie Jane Anders
With Guest MC Annalee Newitz!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco

About the readers/performers:

J. Bradford DeLong blogs at Equitable Growth and at Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality. He's professor of economics at U.C. Berkeley, a research associate of the NBER, and was from 1993-1995 a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He teaches economic history, macroeconomics, economic growth, and occasionally finance, political economy, and principles of economics. He writes, mostly, about the changing nature of the business cycle, the mainsprings of economic growth, the current economy in historical perspective, and the past economy in contemporary perspective.

Carol Queen is the founder of the Center for Sex and Culture, and staff sexologist at Good Vibrations. She's the author or editor of 11 books, including Exhibitionism for the Shy, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, PoMoSexuals, and Sex Spoken Here. She is working on a new memoir.

Farhad Manjoo is the "State of the Art" columnist for the New York Times. He previously worked at Salon, Slate, the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. He is the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

Frances Lefkowitz is the author of To Have Not, a memoir about growing up poor in 1970s San Francisco, which was a SheKnows.com Best Memoir of 2010. Her personal essays have received special mentions for the Pushcart Prize (twice) and Best American Essays, and her fiction, flash fiction, and micro-memoir appear in Tin House, Glimmer Train, Fiction, Rick Barthelme’s New World Writing, and other journals.

Charlie Jane Anders is the organizer of Writers With Drinks and the managing editor of io9.com, a blog about science fiction and futurism. She won a Hugo Award for her novelette "Six Months, Three Days," which was also shortlisted for the Nebula and Sturgeon Awards. She'll be reading a short story about money that can think for itself.

Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia) is the co–founder of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE/PoorNewsNetwork. She founded Escuela de la gente/PeopleSkool- a poor and indigenous people-led skool and the Race, Poverty Media Justice Institute which trains people with race, class or formal education privilege how to implement Revolutionary Giving as well as the Po Poets Project, welfareQUEENs & the Theatre of the POOR to name a few. She is also the author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America, co-editor of A Decolonizers Guide to A Humble Revolution, Born & Raised in Frisco ( a series of Anti-gentrification narratives) The DGZ - De-Gentrification Zones- a poor people-led plan to anti-gentrification and currently working on her second book- Poverty SkolaShip #101- A PeoplesTeXt.

Guest host Annalee Newitz writes about science, pop culture, and the future. She's the editor in chief of io9. 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). Formerly, she was a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a lecturer in American Studies at UC Berkeley.


About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous "Best ofs" from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novels. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local 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 Monday Jul 7th, 2014 12:22 AM

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