Writers With Drinks

Saturday, April 12, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM

Featuring: Eileen Gunn, April Sinclair, Caitlin Donohue, Nona Caspers and Siouxsie Q!

$5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC

The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco

About the readers/performers:

Eileen Gunn’s latest book is Questionable Practices, a story collection. She also published another collection, Stable Strategies and Others. Her fiction has appeared at,, Eclipse One, Wired, Asimov’s Magazine and elsewhere. She published the Infinite Matrix science fiction webzine. Her story “Coming to Terms” won a Nebula Award in 2004.

April Sinclair is the author of three novels, the critically acclaimed bestseller, Coffee Will Make You Black, Ain’t Gonna Be The Same Fool Twice, and I Left My Back Door Open. The American Library Association named Coffee Will Make You Black 1994 Book of the Year (Young Adult Fiction Category.) April also received the Carl Sandburg Award in Literature from The Friends of the Chicago Public Library for Coffee Will Make You Black.

Nona Caspers’ books include Little Book of Days and Heavier Than Air, which won the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.

Caitlin Donohue is a staff writer at Rookie Magazine and editor of She was formerly the culture editor of the SF Bay Guardian.

Siouxsie Q is the creator and host of the acclaimed podcast The WhoreCast. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Savage Love column, and Ira Glass thinks she’s “charming”.

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 freewheeling format.

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