Writers With Drinks, San Francisco's longest running spoken word variety show, goes further than it's ever gone before!
When: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Alexis Madrigal, Jai Arun Ravine, Phil Lapsley and Clarisse Thorn!
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC
About the writers/readers:
Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor for The Atlantic where he launched their new Techology Channel. He is the lead writer as well as host. Alexis is co-creator of Longshot magazine, a publication created in 48 hours with the help of new internet tools and hundreds of people submitting content thru the internet. The magazine was awarded the 2010 Knight-Batten Award for innovation. Alexis is author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology, and of the website greentechhistory.com, the book's ongoing project site. His research is recovering amazing stories of green technological experimentation from the past and he explains why these stories matter: many of them were forks in the road on the way to our present society and they demonstrate what is possible. Chosen as Required Reading by Outside magazine. Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor for The Atlantic where he launched their new Techology Channel. He is the lead writer as well as host. Alexis is co-creator of Longshot magazine, a publication created in 48 hours with the help of new internet tools and hundreds of people submitting content thru the internet. The magazine was awarded the 2010 Knight-Batten Award for innovation. Formerly at Wired.com, Alexis followed science and technology for Wired.com and was a major contributor to its blog Wired Science.
Jai Arun Ravine is a text-based artist working in video, movement and performance. Most recently they are the author of a book of experimental poetics, แล้ว AND THEN ENTWINE (Tinfish Press, 2011); the creator of a film project on Thai and Thai American trans-masculinities, TOM/TRANS/THAI, which screened at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (Bangkok, Thailand) and the Sabina Lee Gallery (Los Angeles); and the creator of a multi-media performance on identity tourism, THE PACKAGE TOUR, which was staged at Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley) and the African American Art & Culture Complex (San Francisco). A recipient of fellowships from ComPeung, Djerassi and Kundiman, Jai is a staff writer for Lantern Review.
Phil Lapsley is the author of Exploding The Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell. Lapsley has spent the last several years documenting the history of phone phreaking through hundreds of interviews, document searches, and Freedom of Information act requests. He has been interviewed by National Public Radio and the BBC and quoted in multiple newspapers, including the New York Times, on the topic. He has also presented on phone phreaking history at the 10th Annual Vintage Computer Festival and at The Last HOPE conference.
Clarisse Thorn's books include Confessions of a Pickup Artist: Long Interviews with Hideous Men, Violation: Rape in Gaming, and The S&M Feminist: Best of Clarisse Thorn. Thorn is also a regular blogger at the website clarissethorn.com. She is also the co-creator of the Sex+++ Positive Documentary film series in Chicago, that shows a documentary at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum every second Tuesday of the month.
About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll six years in a row and was named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. And it was namechecked in Armistead Maupin's latest Tales of the City novel. 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.