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WRITERS WITH DRINKS!

Saturday, March 29, from 7 PM to 9 PM, doors open 6 PM

Featuring: Janet Mock, Ayelet Waldman, Marga Gomez and Annalee Newitz!

$10 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Transgender Law Center
and the CSC

The Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., San Francisco

About the readers/performers:

Janet Mock is a writer, an advocate and the New York Times bestselling
author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love &
So Much More. After publicly proclaiming her identity as a trans woman
in a 2011 profile in Marie Claire magazine, Janet focused her efforts
on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and
women like herself. In 2012, she launched #GirlsLikeUs, a movement
that encourages trans women to live visibly. Janet is a board member
at the Arcus Foundation, a global organization advancing social
justice and conservation issues, and an advisor for the {young}ist, a
young people-powered media site. She has also advised programming for
trans youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of the forthcoming Love and Treasure
(Knopf, April 2014), Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller
Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and
Occasional Moments of Grace. Her novel Love and Other Impossible
Pursuits was adapted into a film called “The Other Woman” starring
Natalie Portman. Her personal essays and profiles of such public
figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of
newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The
Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Her radio commentaries
have appeared on “All Things Considered” and “The California Report.”

Marga Gomez, comedian, writer, performer is a triple winner of SF Bay
Guardian’s “Best Comedian” award and received Theatre LA’s Ovation.
Marga got her comedy start in San Francisco where she honed her high
energy, proudly Latina, openly gay, slightly dorky, tragically sexy,
laugh getting act. Her television credits include HBO’s “Comic Relief”
Showtime’s “Latino Laugh Festival” and LOGO’s “One Night Stand
Up.”Marga is also the author/ performer of nine solo plays which have
been produced nationally, internationally and Off Broadway. Her latest
show “Not Getting Any Younger,” received the SF Chronicle’s highest
rating in 2011 and ran at the SF Marsh through June 2012. Her current
show, Lovebirds, is currently appearing at the Marsh.

Annalee Newitz writes about science, pop culture, and the future.
She’s the editor in chief of io9, a publication that covers science
and science fiction, and has over 10 million readers every month.
She’s the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will
Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday). She’s also published in Wired,
The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist,
Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay
Guardian. She’s co-editor of the essay collection She’s Such A Geek
(Seal Press), and author of Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in
American Pop Culture (Duke University Press). Formerly, she was a
policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a lecturer
in American Studies at UC Berkeley.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers,
and has been mentioned in 7x7, 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 free-wheeling format.

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