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Hannah Pittard reads at Writers With Drinks!

Saturday, November 12, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Charlie Jane Anders
Location Details:
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St

November's Writers With Drinks features breathtaking fiction from Hannah Pittard (Listen To Me), plus sexy superheroes, wild poetry, hula dancing and tons more!

When: Saturday, Nov. 12 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Hannah Pittard, Constance Hale, Ethan Davidson, Cherry Zonkowski and Gwynn O'Gara
PLUS Special Guest Host Elena Rose!
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:

Hannah Pittard is the author, most recently, of the novel LISTEN TO ME, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Washington Post Best Summer Thriller, an Entertainment Weekly Seriously Scary Summer Read, a Millions Most Anticipated Book, a Lit Hub Buzz Book, and a Refinery 29 Best Book So Far. Previous books include REUNION (named a Millions Most Anticipated Book, a Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice, a BuzzFeed Top-5 Great Book, a "Best New Book" by People Magazine, a Top-10 Read by Bustle Magazine and LibraryReads, a Must-Read by TimeOut Chicago, and a Hot New Novel by Good Housekeeping), as well as THE FATES WILL FIND THEIR WAY (an Oprah Magazine selection, an Indie Next pick, a Powell's Indiespendible Book Club Pick, and a "best of" selection by The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune, Details Magazine, The Kansas City Star, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, and Hudson Booksellers). She is winner of the 2006 Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a consulting editor for Narrative Magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, American Scholar, Oxford American, McSweeney's, TriQuarterly, BOMB, and many other publications. She teaches English at the University of Kentucky. In 2018, Houghton Mifflin will publish her fourth novel, ATLANTA, 1962.

Ethan Davidson is the son of the speculative fiction and fantasy author (and editor) Avram Davidson and the speculative fantasy and fantasy author (and editor) Grania Davidson Davis. He has traveled and lived all over the world, explored a wide variety of spiritual traditions, done a lot of social activism, had various sorts of writing published here and there, and had a play produced. He will read a collaboration he wrote with his father, from the recently published book David and Son.

Cherry "Terror" Zonkowski is the star of the one woman show Reading My Dad's Porn and Frenchkissing the Dog. She has performed as a storyteller and solo performer all over the Bay Area at events like Porchlight, Perverts Put Out, TMI Storytelling and Bawdy Storytelling. She won Best of Bawdy in 2016. Now she has gone and written a book, The Cheeky Tiki Bang Gang: the Case of the Creepy Christian Camp, about a group of happy go lucky sex perverts of all stripes and flowers who rescue gay and transgender teenagers from abusive homes. It's available on Kindle and she hopes people will read it.

Gwynn O’Gara is the author of Snake Woman Poems and two chapbooks, Fixer-Upper and Winter at Green Haven. Her poems have appeared in Calyx, The Evansville Review, Yellow Silk, and the Beatitude Silver and Golden Anniversary Anthologies. She has taught with California Poets in the Schools for twenty years, and served as Sonoma County Poet Laureate 2010-2012. She lives in Northern California with her husband, dog, and apple tree.

Constance Hale's latest book is The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula Into the 21st Century. She also wrote Sin and Syntax, a subversive guide to grammar and good writing, plus the books Wired Style and Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch. She also wrote a picture book for children, set in Hawaii‘i, called ‘Iwalani’s Tree. She also wrote an eight-part series on sentences for “Draft,” in the Opinionator area of The New York Times. She's written about Latin plurals and Latino culture, Berkeley politics and Hawaiian sovereignty. Her stories have appeared in newspapers from the Los Angeles Times to the Miami Herald, as well as in magazines like The Atlantic, National Geographic Adventure, Afar, Smithsonian, Health, and Honolulu. I love the travel essay as a form, and have been published in many anthologies including France, A Love Story (Seal Press) and Best Travel Writing 2006 (Travelers’ Tales).

SPECIAL GUEST HOST Elena Rose, a Filipina-Ashkenazi trans lesbian mestiza, is a writer, scholar, and survivor from rural Oregon. Dedicated to the project of radical love for those who live at the edges, Rose writes online as “little light” and tours nationally preaching and educating. She co-curated and headlined the popular National Queer Arts Festival production, Girl Talk: A Cis and Trans Woman Dialogue, and was a founding member of the Speak! Radical Women of Color Media Collective. Her writing has found its way everywhere from law school classrooms and academic conferences to bathroom mirrors and protest marches. Rose currently resides in northern California, where she stays busy being in good stories; she carries a pen, her ancestors, and the mismatched ID of a citizen of the borderlands with her at all times.

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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