San Francisco's most eclectic reading series is back, with Canadian literary star Derek McCormack and science fiction legend Rudy Rucker!
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM
What: WRITERS WITH DRINKS
Featuring: Derek McCormack, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Rudy Rucker and Chelsea Martin
Location: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
Admission: $3 to $5 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.
About the readers/performers:
Derek McCormack's books include The Show That Smells, The Haunted Hillbilly, Christmas Days, Grab Bag and Western Suit. His book Wild Mouse was nominated for a 1999 City Of Toronto Book Award. The Haunted Hillbilly appeared on the Village Voice's 2004 list of the best books of the year.
Rudy Rucker is the author of Postsingular, and its new sequel, Hylozoic. His past books include the "Ware" series, Mathematicians In Love, The Hacker And The Ants, White Light and Mathematicians In Love. His non-fiction includes The Lifebox, The Seashell and the Soul.
Hugh Behm-Steinberg's books of poetry include Shy Green Fields and Sorcery. He teaches at California College of the Arts, where he's the faculty editor of Eleven Eleven. He's the co-publisher of MaCaHu Press.
Shilpa Agarwal is the author of Haunting Bombay, which won a First Worlds prize for South Asian writers.
Chelsea Martin is the author of Everything Was Fine Until Whatever. The Rumpus called her "a happening waiting to accident."
About Writers With Drinks: Writers With Drinks has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll five years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local worthy 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.
Hostess Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism at io9.com. She's the author of the Lambda Award-winning Choir Boy (2005 Soft Skull Press) and the co-editor, with Annalee Newitz, of She's Such A Geek (Seal Press 2007). She also publishes other magazine.