Thursday, March 24, 2011

Monica Youn in the Bay Area: Literary Death Match & Writers With Drinks

Literary Death Match, Episode 38
Friday, Apr 8 7:00p to 9:00p
at Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
Price: $7 pre-order, $10 door
Phone: (415) 425-2607
Buy tickets here

Our fearsome combatants are 2010 Nat. Book Award finalist Monica Youn (Ignatz), poet Dean Rader (Works & Days), SF daughter Kim Keltner (The Dim Sum of All Things), and cult novelist Kris Saknussemm (Zanesville)!

Three seasoned veterans preside: iconic poet Kim Addonizio, music denizen Anthony Bedard (Hank IV), and the only saint to ever run for office in SF, Glendon Hyde aka Anna Conda!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Featuring: Rick Moody, Maxine Hong Kingston, Monica Youn, Regina Lynn and
the contributors to Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace
Location: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia,
San Francisco
Admission: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC.

About the readers/performers:

Rick Moody's latest book is The Four Fingers of Death. His first novel,
Garden State, won the 1991 Editor's Choice Award from the Pushcart Press.
His other books include Demonology, The Ice Storm, The Ring of Brightest
Angels Around Heaven, The Diviners and Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas.

Maxine Hong Kingston's latest book is I Love A Broad Margin to My Life. She
won the National Book Award for her novel China Men. Her other books include
The Fifth Book of Peace, To Be the Poet, Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book,
Through The Black Curtain and The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among

Sean McLain Brown, Scott Morrison, Joanne Palamountain, Julie Thi Underhill
and Lee Swenson are contributors to the anthology Veterans of War, Veterans
of Peace, edited by Maxine Hong Kingston.

Monica Youn's latest book of poems is called Ignatz. Her first book of poems
was called Barter. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Cue: A Journal of
Prose Poetry and elsewhere.

Regina Lynnwas the award-winning Sex Drive columnist at and the
Tuesday "Sex in the News" guest on Playboy Radio: Afternoon Advice with
Tiffany Granath. She is the author of Sexier Sex: Lessons from the Brave New
Sexual Frontier and The Sexual Revolution 2.0.

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.