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Writers With Drinks with Eli Horowitz and Maisha Z. Johnson!

Saturday, September 12, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St.

San Francisco's longest-running spoken word variety show is featuring its most provocative lineup yet. With poetry! Science fiction! Literary experiments! And much, much more!

When: Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Featuring: Eli Horowitz, Fran Wilde, Ruth Galm, Bucky Sinister, Debbie Yee and Maisha Z. Johnson!
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:

Eli Horowitz's new book is The Pickle Index: A Novel. Horowitz was the managing editor and then publisher of McSweeney's for eight years. He is the coauthor of The Clock Without a Face, a treasure-hunt mystery; Everything You Know Is Pong, an illustrated cultural history of Ping-Pong; and The New World, a collaboration with Chris Adrian.

Fran Wilde's debut novel is Updraft. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Nature, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Her interview series Cooking the Books–about the intersection between food and fiction–has appeared at Strange Horizons,, and on her blog.

Ruth Galm's debut novel is called Into the Valley. Her short fiction is forthcoming from Kenyon Review Online and has appeared in Indiana Review and on Joyland: a hub for short fiction. She is a past resident of the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.

Bucky Sinister's latest book is Black Hole: A Novel. He also wrote the poetry books Time Bomb Snooze Alarm, King of the Roadkills, All Blacked Out & Nowhere to Go, Whiskey and Robots and Aim for the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry. He also wrote the books Get Up: A 12 Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks & Weirdos, and Still Standing: Addicts Talk About Living Sober.

Debbie Yee is a lawyer‐poet and community organizer for the nonprofit literary and arts community. Her poems have appeared variously, including The Best American Poetry 2009, 32 Poems and Fence. She is a Kundiman fellow and graduate of U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). In 2011, she was a recipient of a Cultural Equity Grant in literary arts from the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Maisha Z. Johnson works and writes for publications including Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, and Pyragraph. She is also a facilitator with Fired Up!, a program of California Coalition for Women Prisoners, and a former member of the staff collective at Community United Against Violence (CUAV), helping prevent and respond to violence within and against LGBTQ communities. Maisha is the author of Through Your Own Words: 51 Writing Prompts for Healing and Self-Care (Inkblot Arts 2014). She's also written a full-length collection of poetry, No Parachutes to Carry Me Home (Punk Hostage Press 2015) and three poetry chapbooks, Uprooted (Gorilla Press 2014), Queer As In (Inkblot Arts 2014), and Split Ears (Aggregate Space 2013). She has facilitated writing workshops with incarcerated youth with The Beat Within, and with elementary school students through Streetside Stories, and she leads workshops regularly with Inkblot Arts.

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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