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Writers With Drinks featuring Charles Yu and Meng Jin!
February 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST$5 – $20
January’s Writers With Drinks features the long-awaited second novel by Charles Yu, plus acclaimed debut author Meng Jin. Plus sex and feminism, science fiction, and poetry, and tons more. We’re going to turn all your bodily fluids into bodily druids!
When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 7 PM
Who: Charles Yu, Meng Jin, Tracy Clark Flory, Aaron Glantz, Juliette Wade and Barbara Tomash
How much: $5 to $20 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit a local non-profit TBA
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA
About the readers/performers:
Charles Yu is the author of three books, including the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, which was a New York Times Notable Book and named one of the best books of the year by Time magazine. He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, and was nominated for two WGA awards for his work on the HBO series, Westworld. He has also written for shows on FX, AMC and HBO. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a number of publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.
Meng Jin was born in Shanghai and lives in San Francisco. Her first novel is Little Gods.
Tracy Clark-Flory is a senior staff writer at Jezebel. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Marie Claire, Salon, The Guardian, Women’s Health, and the yearly “Best Sex Writing” anthology. She has appeared on “20/20,” MSNBC and NPR.
Aaron Glantz is the author of Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream. He’s a journalist at Reveal, whose work has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, numerous laws, and criminal probes by the DEA, FBI, Pentagon and Federal Trade Commission. A two-time Peabody Award-winner, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, multiple Emmy nominee, and winner of the Selden Ring and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, his work has appeared in New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America and the PBS NewsHour. His previous books include The War Come Home and How America Lost Iraq. He lives in San Francisco.
Juliette Wade never outgrew of the habit of asking “why” about everything. This path led her to study foreign languages and to complete degrees in both anthropology and linguistics. Combining these with a fascination for worldbuilding and psychology, she creates multifaceted science fiction that holds a mirror to our own society. The author of short fiction in magazines including Analog, Clarkesworld, and Fantasy & Science Fiction, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her Aussie husband and her two sons, who support and inspire her. Her debut novel, Mazes of Power, will come out from DAW publishing on February 4, 2020.
Barbara Tomash is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, PRE- (Black Radish Books) and Arboreal (Apogee). Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, Verse, VOLT, and elsewhere. She lives in Berkeley, California, and teaches in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.
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.