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Writers With Drinks with Annie Sprinkle!
Date Saturday March 14
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St.
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorCharlie Anders
This is quite possibly the most insane lineup Writers With Drinks has ever featured. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

When: Saturday, March 14, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Annie Sprinkle, Ken Liu, Michelle Richmond, Joanne Harris, Aimee Suzara and Michelle Tea!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA

About the readers/performers:

Annie Sprinkle was a NYC prostitute and porn star for twenty years, then morphed into an artist and sexologist. She has passionately explored sexuality for over forty years, sharing her experiences through making her own unique brand of feminist sex films, writing books and articles, visual art making, creating theater performances, and teaching. Annie has consistently championed sex worker rights and health care and was one of the pivotal players of the Sex Positive Movement of the 1980’s. She got her BFA at School of Visual Arts in NYC was the first porn star to earn a Ph.D.. She’s a popular lecturer whose work is studied in many colleges and Universities. For the past 12 years she has been collaborating on art projects with her partner, an artist and UCSC professor, Elizabeth Stephens. They are movers and shakers in the new “ecosex movement,” committed to making environmentalism more sexy, fun and diverse. In 2013, Sprinkle proudly received the Artist/Activist/Scholar Award from Performance Studies International at Stanford, and was awarded the Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant Garde.

Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. His fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. He has won a Nebula, two Hugos, a World Fantasy Award, and a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the Sturgeon and the Locus Awards. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts. Ken’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, the first in a fantasy series, will be published by Simon & Schuster’s new genre fiction imprint in 2015, along with a collection of short stories.

Michelle Tea's latest book is How to Grow Up. She also recently published the YA novels Mermaid in Chelsea Creek and Girl at the Bottom of the Sea. Her previous books include Coal to Diamond: A Memoir, Rose of No Man's Land, the graphic novel Rent Girl, The Beautiful, The Chelsea Whistle, Valencia and The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America. She is the creator and editor of Mutha Magazine, and blogs regularly about her attempts to get pregnant on xoJane.com. She is founder and Artistic Director of RADAR Productions, a literary organization that produces monthly reading series, the international Sister Spit performance tour, the Sister Spit Books imprint on City Lights, and other events.

Michelle Richmond is the author of six books. Her new novel, Golden State, and her new story collection, Hum, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, were published in Spring of 2014. Her previous books include the award-winning story collection The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress, the novels Dream of the Blue Room and No One You Know, and the New York Times and international bestseller The Year of Fog. Michelle has received the Hillsdale Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Associated Writing Programs Award, and the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, the Oxford American, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, Playboy, The Guardian, The Believer, Best American Fantasy, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, and many magazines and anthologies.

Joanne Harris' latest book is The Gospel of Loki. Her previous books include Peaches for Monsieur le Cure, Runelight and Runemarks, Blueeyedboy, The Lollipop Shoes, The French Market, Gentlemen & Players, Jigs & Reels, Holy Fools, Coastliners, The French Kitchen: A Cook Book, Five Quarters of the Orange, Blackberry Wine, Chocolat, Sleep, Pale Sister and The Evil Seed. Choclat was made into an Oscar-nominated movie. Her books are now published in over 50 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, has honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of Sheffield and Huddersfield, and has been a judge for the Whitbread Prize, the Orange Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science.

Aimee Suzara is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, and performer whose mission is to create poetic and theatrical work about race, gender, and the body to provoke dialogue and social change. Her first full-length book, SOUVENIR, was released in February 2014 (WordTech Editions). Her first play, PAGBABALIK (Return) appeared in festivals in 2006-7 and she is working on her second, A HISTORY OF THE BODY, both supported by the Zellerbach Family Foundation. A HISTORY OF THE BODY was also commissioned by the East Bay Community Foundation and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Recently, she collaborated with Amara Tabor Smith and Deep Waters Dance Theater for the food-justice themed dance theater piece, Our Daily Bread. Her poems appear in numerous journals and anthologies such as Kartika Review, 580 Split, Lantern Review and Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees and Poets (Lit Noire Press) and her chapbooks, the space between and Finding the Bones (Finishing Line Press).

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.
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