Writers With Drinks brings you a potent mix of genres and styles, including poetry, comedy, science fiction and more!
When: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Jim Munroe, Kit Yan, Zubair Ahmed, Joshua Mohr, Sean Keane and Virgie Tovar!
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:
Jim Munroe's latest movie is Ghosts With Shit Jobs. He's also written the novels Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask, Angry Young Spaceman, Everyone in Silico and An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil, plus the graphic novels Therefore Repent! and Sword of My Mouth. He launched his own publishing venture, No Media Kings, and also founded the Perpetual Motion Roadshow and is a founding board member of the Hand Eye Society.
Featured in the HBO Documentary Asians Aloud, Kit Yan tells stories through slam poetry from the lens of a queer and transgender Asian American from Hawaii who travels all over the world on tour. Through touching love poems, coming out stories, and comedic tales of his childhood. Kitís work has been taught at universities all over the world from Singapore to San Francisco State to Harvard. Kit is on Campus Pride's Top 25 LGBT college campus speakers and artists hot list and is dedicated to creating positive social change.
Zubair Ahmed is a poet whose first book, City of Rivers, was just published by McSweeney's. When he was a teenager, he dropped out of high school and spent a year and a half as a professional video gamer. He studies mechanical engineering and creative writing at Stanford University, and he'll be working at Boeing starting this fall.
Joshua Mohr's latest book is Fight Song, and his other books are Damascus, Termite Parade and Some Things That Meant the World To Me. He teaches creative writing at The Writing Salon in San Francisco and at the University of San Francisco. His short stories have appeared in literary journals, such as Other Voices, The Cimarron Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, among others
Virgie Tovar is a sexologist, fat activist and editor of the new book Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion. After teaching "Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host "The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is certified as a sex educator and was voted Best Sex Writer by the SF Bay Guardian in 2008.
Sean Keane is a regular at the SF Punchline, and performed as part of SF Sketchfest in 2008 and 2009. He's shared a stage with such luminaries as Dave Attell, Arj Barker, and W. Kamau Bell. Sean is the former editor of UC Berkeley's humor magazine, The Heuristic Squelch, and in 2007, he created and produced the Heuristic Squelch Comedy Experience, a series of standup shows to benefit the magazine. He founded the sketch group "Frown Land", as well as a weekly alternative comedy show called "The Business". Sean also runs a popular series of Sean-pun-themed comedy shows; this month, "The Seanshank Redemption" will follow up on the success of "Sean in 60 Seconds" and "The Seanukkah Show". Last year, he played L. Ron Hubbard in "The Jesus Roast", and is a frequent guest host with the Secret Improv Society. Sean's writing has appeared in ESPN the Magazine and McSweeney's.
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.1