Writers With Drinks is a winning combo

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Charlie Jane Anders


It was a no-brainer as far as I was concerned—Dave asked me if I wanted to go to a monthly literary event dubbed “Writers with Drinks.” Two of my favorite things together? I wouldn’t miss it. So that’s how I ended up at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco last weekend, where for the last 14 years, Charlie Jane Anders has emceed this unique gathering that on any evening might include erotica, literature, stand-up comedy, science fiction, poetry, or essays. With her pink hair and sparkly party dress, she was clearly having fun introducing guests with wacky made-up bios.

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Octavio Solis




A diverse audience of Bay Area book lovers drank beer, cocktails, and wine as they cheered on January’s eclectic lineup that included stand-up comic Stefani Silverman, writer and storyteller S. Bear Bergman (founder of children’s press Flamingo Rampant), playwright and director Octavio Solis, poet Sandra Lim, novelist Tim Johnston, and Joshua Davis, who wrote about his incredible experience teaching a robotics class in Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream. (His reading from it intrigued us, so we bought a copy of his book, which he signed.)

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S. Bear Bergman

I had a great time and got to see performers I would probably never would have come across otherwise. Good job, Charlie Jane! This could become a habit…


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