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  • Gabe Hudson (Gork the Teenage Dragon) at Writers

    Gabe Hudson (Gork the Teenage Dragon) at Writers With Drinks

    Start Date: Saturday 8/12/2017 — End Date: Saturday 8/12/2017
    Admission:$5 to $20

    San Francisco’s longest running upstart spoken word series features literary dragons, awesome poetry, criticism, memoir, and TONS MORE.

    When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
    Who: Gabe Hudson, Inkoo Kang, Indigo Moor, Toni D. Newman, Nick Farmer and Anna Pulley!
    Plus SPECIAL GUEST HOST Carol Queen!
    How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture
    Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA

    About the readers/performers:

    Gabe Hudson’s new novel is Gork, the Teenage Dragon. He’s also the author of Dear Mr. President, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hudson was named one of Granta’s 20 Best of Young American Novelists. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, McSweeney’s, Black Book, and Granta.

    Indigo Moor’s latest book of poetry is In The Room of Thirsts & Hungers. The current Poet Laureate of Sacramento, Moor is also a playwright and author. His second book of poetry, Through the Stonecutter’s Window, won Northwestern University Press’s Cave Canem prize. His first book, Tap-Root, was published as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Poetry Series. Three of his short plays, Harvest, Shuffling, and The Red and Yellow Quartet debuted at the 60 Million Plus Theatre’s Spring Playwright’s festival. His full-length stageplay, Live! at the Excelsior, was a finalist for the Images Theatre Playwright Award and has been optioned for a full length film. He’s the resident artist as 916 ink and on the advisory board for the Sacramento Poetry Center. Winner of the 2005 Vesle Fenstermaker Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2008 Jack Kerouac Poetry contest, Moor’s works have appeared in Missouri Review, Arkansas Review, Suisun Valley Review, Xavier Review, LA Review, Mochila Review, and many others.

    Inkoo Kang has written movie and TV criticism for MTV News, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, Slate, LA Weekly, The Atlantic and the Village Voice.

    Nick Farmer is a writer and linguist based in Oakland, CA. He created the Belter language for Syfy’s The Expanse, contributed to the best-selling introductory linguistics textbook published by MIT Press, and works to support endangered and indigenous languages. His first book is The Survivors, a science fiction novelette.

    Toni D. Newman is the author of the memoir I Rise: The Transformation of Toni Newman, discussing her 25 year difficult transistion. I Rise was nominated in 2 categories for the Lambda Literary Awards, honored in 2012 by Wake Forest University for Faces of Courage, and has been featured in theAdvocate, Huffington Post and Ebony magazine. Toni is the Community Editor for Proud to Be Out-The Digital Magazine and a blogger for Huffington Post’s Gay Voices. Chapter 7 of I Rise was turned into a feature film called Heart of a Woman. Newman works as the Development Manager for Maitri Compassionate Care in San Francisco.

    Anna Pulley is the author of The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!). She writes about love, sex and relationships for her personal blog, as well as in weekly advice columns for The Chicago Tribune’s RedEye and (formerly) AfterEllen. She has been the Managing Editor of the East Bay Express, the Arts and Culture Editor at SF Weekly, the Social Media and Communications Fellow at Mother Jones, and has written about everything from bars and restaurants to news to theater to sex toys. Her work can be found in New York magazine, The Toast, San Francisco magazine (“The Oakland Issue” won a National Magazine Award), VICE, BuzzFeed, Fusion, AlterNet, The Bay Citizen, Salon, The Daily Dot, The Rumpus, and others.

    SPECIAL GUEST HOST Carol Queen, PhD, cofounded the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco with her partner, Robert Morgan Lawrence. Queen is also staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, and author of Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture.

    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.

    Location: 3225 22nd St. San Francisco, CA

    Contact: Charlie Jane Anders

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