Writers With Drinks – Nov 10 in SF!

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Rachel Khong, Achy Obejas, L.A. Kauffman, Kirstin Chen, Tara Sim and tammy lynne stoner
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture, no one turned away
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s longest running spoken word show is back, with more brazen literature, outrageous poetry, and wisdom about political organizing. And broken clocks and queer romances!

About the readers/performers:

Rachel Khong is a writer living in the Mission. She’s the author of the novel Goodbye, Vitamin, which was released by Henry Holt in 2017, and recently in paperback by Picador. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, Tin House, and The Paris Review. She is the founder of The Ruby, also located in the Mission, a shared work and gathering space for women of all definitions.

Achy Obejas is the author of The Tower Of the Antilles, which was a PEN/Faulkner finalist, as well as the critically acclaimed novels Ruins and Days of Awe. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation.

L.A. Kauffman’s new book is called How To Read a Protest. She has been a grassroots organizer and movement journalist for more than thirty-five years. She was the mobilizing coordinator for some of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history—the massive Iraq antiwar protests of 2003 and 2004—and has played key roles in many other movements and campaigns. Kauffman’s writings on organizing and resistance have appeared in The Guardian, n+1, Frieze, and numerous other publications, and she is the author of Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism.
Kirstin Chen’s new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take (Little A, March 2018), has been named a Most Anticipated Upcoming Book by Electric Literature, The Millions, The Rumpus, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle, among others. She is also the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners. She was the fall 2017 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence in Singapore, and has received awards from the Steinbeck Fellows Program, Sewanee, Hedgebrook, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. Born and raised in Singapore, she currently resides in San Francisco.

tammy lynne stoner is the author of SUGAR LAND (Red Hen Press, 2018), publisher of Gertrude literary journal, and wrangler of GERTIE queer book club. Her work has been selected for several anthologies, dozens of literary journals, and was nominated for a Million Writers Award. Stemming from what her grandmother calls her “gypsy blood,” tammy has lived in 16 cities in 3 countries, working as a biscuit maker, a medical experimentee, a forklift operator, a gas station attendant, and a college instructor, among other odd jobs. Despite having once been terrified of bridges, she now lives between two bridge cities – Portland, OR and Basel, Switzerland – with her lady and their kids. She can be most often found in the bathtub.

Tara Sim is the author of the Timekeeper trilogy and can typically be  found wandering the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she’s not  chasing cats or lurking in bookstores, she writes books about magic,  clocks, and explosions. Follow her on Twitter at @EachStarAWorld, and check out her website for fun extras at tarasim.com.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7×7, 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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