Writers with Drinks Benefit, Saturday June 11th

Independent Arts & Media to be Beneficiary of Writers with Drinks Event

Our amazing friends at Other Magazine will be hosting their monthly series Writers with Drinks this Saturday, June 11th at the Make-Out Room in the Mission.

All proceeds benefit Independent Arts & Media, as well as the Center for Sex and Culture.

  • $5-$10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds.
  • Readings begin at 7:30pm; Doors open at 6:30.
  • The Make-Out Room is located at 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA

This month’s featured artists are:

Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, LOST)
Daphne Gottlieb (15 Ways To Stay Alive)
K.M. Ruiz (Mind Storm)
Nick Krieger (Nina Here Nor There)
Kevin Camia (The Punch Line)

About the performers:

Javier Grillo-Marxuach created The Middleman, a comic series that became a much-loved TV show on ABC Family. He also worked as a producer on the first two seasons of Lost, and has also written for Charmed, Seaquest: DSV, Medium, Jake 2.0, Boomtown and Dark Skies. He also wrote the Marvel Comics series Annihilation: Super Skrull.

Daphne Gottlieb is the author and editor of 15 books, most recently the poetry book 15 Ways to Stay Alive. She’s also the co-editor (with Lisa Kester) of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words. She is the editor of Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader, as well as the author of the poetry books Kissing Dead Girls, Final Girl, Why Things Burn and Pelt, and as the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious with artist Diane DiMassa. Final Girl was the winner of the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry for 2003 from Publishing Triangle. Additionally, Final Girl was named one of the The Village Voice’s Favorite Books of 2003, and received rave reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Village Voice.

K.M. Ruiz is the author of Mind Storm, a post-apocalyptic book that takes place 250 years into the future, when what’s left of society fights over the scraps of the Earth as the rich and powerful plan to ascend to another planet.

Nick Krieger is the author of Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender. His writing has appeared in Original Plumbing and The Rumpus.

Kevin Camia performs regularly at all the Bay Area comedy clubs but considers the Punch Line as his “home club.” He’s a “joke nerd” who loves to geek out about the various formulas of joke-writing and performing.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has 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. 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.