Ok, so I’m off to San Francisco for Writers with Drinks! this Saturday. Here’s the press relase:
When: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30, we swear!
Who: Javier Grillo-Marxuach, S. Bear Bergman, Mary Robinette Kowal, Naomi Quiñonez and Kat Richardson!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco
How Much: $3 to $5 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the EL/LA Program Para Trans-Latinas
About the readers/performers:
Javier Grillo-Marxuach created The Middleman, a comic series that became a much-loved TV show on ABC Family. He also worked as a producer on the first two seasons of Lost, and has also written for Charmed, Seaquest: DSV, Medium, Jake 2.0, Boomtown and Dark Skies. He also wrote the Marvel Comics series Annihilation: Super Skrull.
S. Bear Bergman’s latest book is The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You. Bergman also wrote Butch Is A Noun, and is co-editing the forthcoming anthology Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, with Kate Bornstein. Bergman also wrote the “Day Of Remembrance” spoken-word piece which is frequently read at the Transgender Day Of Remembrance nationwide.
Mary Robinette Kowal’s first novel, Shades Of Milk And Honey, comes out in 2010 from Tor, and a sequel called Glamour In Glass is also forthcoming. Her story “Evil Robot Monkey” was a Hugo finalist, and she won the Campbell Award for best new writer. Her story collection, Scenting The Dark And Other Stories, comes out soon.
Naomi Quiñonez’s books of poetry include The Smoking Mirror and Sueno De Colibri: Hummingbird Dream. She also co-edited the anthology Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry.
Kat Richardson’s novels include the Greywalker series, and her work appears in the anthologies Wolfsbane And Mistletoe and Mean Streets.
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. Follow her on Twitter as charliejane.
After that I expect to to wrestle revisions and Thanksgiving.
Once again Thanksgiving is in the air due to the amazing AWOL Mother problem. At the moment, her cell phone is out of service to the degree the carrier can’t find any record of her. I’m both worried and annoyed. Guess I’ll be taking a drive to Port Orchard–which I don’t want to do–to see what’s up. *sigh* Mom… where are you this time?