Guest host Austin Grossman takes Writers With Drinks on a tour of strange realms and forbidden adventures!
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Who: Austin Grossman, Mira Grant, Julie Ann Long, C.W. Gortner and Gene Luen Yang
With special guest host Austin Grossman!
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:
Austin Grossman is the author of You and Soon I Will Be Invincible, which was nominated for the 2007 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. His writing has also appeared in Granta, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He's also worked as a game developer on such titles as Epic Mickey, Tomb Raider Legend, and Dishonored.
Gene Luen Yang's new two-part graphic novel is called Boxers & Saints. American Born Chinese, released by First Second Books in 2006, became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award. The Eternal Smile, a collaborative project with Derek Kirk Kim in 2009, won an Eisner as well.
Mira Grant's new novel is Parasite, and she also wrote the Newsflesh Trilogy. As Seanan McGuire, she's the Campbell Award-winning author of the October Daye novels and the Incryptid series. She's also published a book of short fiction, When Will You Rise, and the "Velveteen vs." series of superhero fiction.
The author of five popular novels from Warner and eight from Avon, Julie Anne Long lives in California with a fat orange cat (little known fact: they issue you a cat the moment you become a romance novelist).
CW Gortner is the author of the The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, a series of historical novels set in Tudor England. He's also working on a novel about the early years of Lucrezia Borgia.
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" and "Best Literary Hour" 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.