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Shipwreck Returns! Dracula Edition

June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

$12 – $15

It’s a garbage year in this garbage world, so we’re doing the only thing we know how to do: get the gang back together to drink beer and make stupid jokes about smart literature.

We’re taking on Bram Stoker’s 1897 goth horror showstopper, masterclass in thinly-veiled horniness, and epistolary epic Dracula. Move over, Francis Ford Coppola!

(For the uninitiated, Shipwreck ran monthly at Booksmith from 2013-2018, seducing and corrupting thousands of literary-minded citizens along the way. June’s one-off event pits six writers against each other in a winner-take-all competition showdown of dick jokes and punnery. The stories are read anonymously by Baruch Porras-Hernandez and you won’t know who wrote what till we announce the winner.)

Hosted by Amy, recorded by Casey, and starring Baruch Porras-Hernandez. Featured writers: Seanan McGuire, Emily Edwards (from the Fuckbois of Lit podcast), and more TBA.

$12 advance, $15 door, ticket includes *open bar* for 21+, and admission to the afterparty at The Alembic (1725 Haight). Seats tend to sell out fast; we encourage you to buy early.


Welcome, Shipsters, to San Francisco’s premier literary erotic fanfiction event.

Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on one notable Thursday this June at our home base, the Booksmith in San Francisco.

Fics are blind-read by our Thespian-in-Residence, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and you choose the best ship before the writers are unmasked. The winner is cast off from polite society, and invited back at some point to defend their title.

Critics are saying:

wait, they’re still doing that?

… the most despicable literary event possible.

I’m so lost and so scared

… an affront to literature.

wonderfully, masterfully, hilariously disgusting.

come if you are high on marijuana cigarettes and have done sex before.

Shipwreck will bring you to madness and you may never return.

I do not care for this.

…lovingly rendered artisanal small batch nightmares…

PLEASE NOTE: No children are ever harmed at Shipwreck, and consent and inclusion are paramount. We’re not dicks, we just like dick jokes. Shipwreck tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.


June 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
$12 – $15


The Booksmith
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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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