The result is a blend of high- and lowbrow humor, literature and culture that accomplishes what Anything That Moves and Other Magazine once did: defy categories, bring together communities and expose people to new modes of expression. Much of the series' success results from the well-connected Anders' ability to mix literary luminaries and newly discovered talents... Not to be overlooked are Anders' innovative author introductions, which stitch together current events and self-commentary. -- San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 11, 2010
WRITERS IN DRAG Cross-drafting is the new cross-dressing as local literary talents show off works they've written outside of their normal genres. -- Spin Magazine, January 2007
BEST LITERARY DRINKING. Charlie Anders' "Writers With Drinks" continues on, five years strong. What's her secret? Variety! ... You're bound to stay interested if you find yourself listening to revered children's author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) one moment and local comedian W. Kamau Bell the next. Throw in a few cartoonists, sex workers, radio hosts and big-shot authors like Andrew Sean Greer, Vendela Vida and Michelle Tea -- as well as the hostess ... and you've got a seriously (and not so seriously) good time. -- SF Weekly, Best of San Francisco 2006
What happens when you throw two science fiction writers, a sketch comedy troupe, a poet, a memoirist, and a "fetish diva" in a room together and ply them with booze? Even host, founder, and Choir Boy author Charlie Anders can't say for sure, but her monthly events — half salon, half reading — are never boring. -- SF Flavorpill, issue 188
BEST LITERARY NIGHT. Writers with drinks are writers ready to meet the world, and when our readers have a hankering to see these often spectacular mismatches, they turn (yes!) to Writers With Drinks -- a kind of roving public salon and reading series -- to put drinks in writers' hands and thrust them onstage to bring their works to life. For those who equate literary with stuffy, WWD will come as a plesantly relaxed surprise. -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, Best of the Bay, Readers Poll 2005
Literary ringmaster Charlie Anders insists her series of tavern-based readings is set up so that "no one's competing," but she herself is used to being up against stiff competition. "There's a guy doing a striptease on a unicycle, a guy wrestling a fish and Armistead Maupin doing a reading," she says incredulously of the options on any given Saturday night in SF. "Your [event] has to be better than fish wrestling." It's a tough standard to live up to, but over the last four years Writers With Drinks: Spoken Word Varity Show has become the event that everybody's talking about — and talking at, for that matter. Snagging appearances by big- and small-name poets, comedians and authors, Anders also strives to keep the audience diverse... According to Anders: "You can get drunk, take someone home and wake up unable to remember who you slept with — but you'll remember the readings. That's my goal." -- 7x7 Magazine, April 2005
OK, so a stand-up comic, a literary agent, a hostage negotiator, a sex worker and a KALW radio current-affairs personality walk into a bar .... No, this isn't an off-color joke, it's Writers with Drinks, the spoken-word variety show that mixes genres, styles and cocktails, back again with a more-eclectic-than-usual concoction. Hosted by the incisive and very connected writer Charlie Anders, the monthly series celebrates writers from every corner of the literary world, as well as pundits and comedians and a few other sundry performers and intellectuals. -- SFGate.com's Epicks, Jan. 7, 2005
BEST LITERARY NIGHT. Where would we be without writers? And where would writers be without their drinks? For answers, our readers recommend delving into the fascinating, sometimes frightening world of Writers with Drinks' monthly "Spoken Word Variety Show." A veritable literary frenzy, Writers with Drinks nights consistently feature an eclectic mix of writers expounding on a vast array of topics, in genres ranging from erotica to poetry to science fiction. -- San Franciso Bay Guardian, Best of the Bay, Readers Poll 2004
The secret to a good variety show doesn't solely rest on the shoulders of the individual acts themselves, but, rather, in the force that keeps the show moving ahead. Charlie Anders, who is often called upon to emcee others' events due to the sheer cleverness and savoir faire that roll off her like a demure tsunami, steered the barge for her own monthly series Writers with Drinks last Sunday at the Makeout Room. There's something about a lanky genderfudger (coining a term here, due to language issues) in a tutu at dusk that puts the wheels in motion for good times. -- SFGate.com, "Buzz Town," June 23
"BEST REASON TO CELEBRATE. When six ink-stained wretches -- whose writings cover every topic from journalism to erotica -- come together to read their own work, a stimulating brand of mayhem is bound to ensue. Whether your tastes run toward literary prose, poetry, comedy, romance, mystery or even science fiction, this reading series/variety show lives up to its name... With an emcee who tops off the proceedings with off-kilter jokes and fanciful bios of the participants, the thought-provoking banter and persiflage are a welcome departure from all the stale entertainment options out there." -- Improper Bostonian Magazine, "Best of Boston" issue.
"To benefit other magazine, [Charlie Anders produces] literary events called Writers with Drinks — bibulous, variety-show-style readings that brought together authors from disparate literary genres like science fiction, erotica, slam poetry, and romance writing together for one night to share the stage. 'Ideally, [Writers with Drinks] would show how all these different genres have a lot in common, how each one is really using words to try to evoke a response, but at the same time, celebrate the differences between them.'" -- Boston Phoenix, Nov. 14-20 2003 issue.
"'Writers With Drinks' is a hell of a good idea -- there isn't an author on the planet wh wouldn't be a bit more tolerable if the audience, not to mention the author, had knocked back a few." -- The Boston Phoenix, August 29, 2003
"Ultimately, the evening had not really been about books or book sales, but about stage performance. Like the rest of the audience, I had been amply entertained. Even with my unopened book carton in tow, I didn’t feel like a frustrated Tupperware lady. I felt like someone who’d been a part, albeit a dull part, of something just a little ground breaking in Cambridge." -- Jan Brogan, Boston Globe, April 20, 2003
"OKAY, first of all, Writers With Drinks is the best name for a reading series in a long, long time. Second, its mission, to throw together a range of writers who under other circumstances would never share a stage, is highly laudable. Too many readings are so boring because the readers all drone the same kind of work; at least this one promises to be unpredictable. Third, it's honchoed and hosted by San Francisco's Charlie Anders ... who's a very funny character." -- The New York Press, Sept. 15, 2002
"One gin-soaked evening last year, local lit maven Charlie Anders organized her first group of irreverent writer friends for a reading at Café Du Nord, and -- voila! -- Writers With Drinks was born. Now a monthly feature at everyone's favorite dark-wood-and-red-velvet-adorned former speakeasy, Writers With Drinks brings you an eclectic, quality mix of literary fiction, stand-up comedy, romance, erotica, science fiction, rants, nonfiction, poetry, mystery and 'other.'" -- SF Gate, June 13, 2002
A chill wind was already sweeping down upon Juneteenth and North Beach Festival revelers alike; the indoor Writers With Drinks benefit for not- yet-launched Other Magazine seemed like a sensible alternative. It was warm enough inside that event co-organizer and emcee Charlie Anders was wearing a strapless, flounce-skirted '80s cocktail dress that only she or Joan Collins could truly have carried off. So what is Other Magazine? "It's a magazine for people and ideas who are outside categories," said Bay Guardian columnist Annalee Newitz. Hence, a program that included Cory Doctorow's science fiction, Lynn Breedlove's sex'n'drugs'n'bike couriering novel "Godspeed," and Newitz's own musings on Web-based fan-fic. -- Laurel Wellman, SF Chronicle, June 18, 2002
"Liquid courage: Add a little locution to your evening at 'Writers with Drinks,' an event that promises spoken word, erotica, comedy, poetry, and, most intriguingly, "rants" by local literary and performing luminaries. Get Saturday night rolling with words of wisdom, wisecracks, and maybe even some verbal abuse." -- San Francisco Bay Guardian, Jan. 9, 2002.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014:
    Melissa Pritchard (Palermino, The Odditorium)
    Cheeming Boey (When I Was a Kid)
    Richard Kadrey (Dead Set)
    Neelanjana Banerjee (Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry)
    Scott Poole (The Poetry Report)
    Kate Willett (The Mission Position)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014:
    Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation, Finch)
    Lucy Corin (100 Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses)
    Marian Szczepanski (Playing Saint Barbara)
    Lisa Evans (Youth Speaks)
    Crystal Sykes (Whiskeysoaked, SFist)
    Anna Seregina (SF Sketchfest, Bruise Cruise)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, March 8, 2014:
    Cliff Chase (Winkie, The Tooth Fairy)
    Rachel Cantor (A Highly Unlikely Scenario)
    Melissa Broder (Scarecrone, Meat Heart)
    AV Flox (L.A. Times, Village Voice, Blogher)
    Guillermo Gomez-Pena (La Pocha Nostra)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, March 29, 2014:
NOTE DIFFERENT DATE, TIME AND VENUE
    Janet Mock (Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More)
    Ayelet Waldman (Love and Treasure)
    Annalee Newitz (Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How to Survive a Mass Extinction)
    Marga Gomez (Love Birds)
    Marie Brennan (A Natural History of Dragons)

    Cost: $10 to $20, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Transgender Law Center and the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., from 7 to 9 PM, doors open at 6 PM.
Saturday, April 12, 2014:
    Eileen Gunn (Questionable Practices)
    April Sinclair (Coffee Will Make You Black)
    Caitlin Donohue (AHDM4U)
    Nona Caspers (Heavier Than Air)
    Siouxsie Q (The WhoreCast)
    Gina Gold (TMI Storytelling)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, May 10, 2014:
    Bich Minh Nguyen (Pioneer Girl)
    Ariel Gore (The End of Eve, Hip Mama)
    David Winter (Safe House)
    Juliette Wade (Analog Magazine)
    Baruch Porras-Hernandez (Reasons To Stay On The Ground)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Friday, May 16, 2014, 10 PM:
SPECIAL NEBULA AWARDS EVENT!
    Nicola Griffith (Hild)
    Sofia Samatar (A Stranger In Olondria)
    Ken Liu (The Grace of Kings)
    Daphne Gottlieb (15 Ways To Stay Alive, Kissing Dead Girls)
    Bucky Sinister (Time Bomb Snooze Alarm)

    At San Jose Ballroom Salons IV-VI, the San Jose Marriott, Nebula Weekend
Saturday, June 14, 2014:
    Daniel H. Wilson (Robogenesis, Robopocalypse, How to Survive a Robot Uprising)
    Mimi Lipson (The Cloud of Unknowing)
    Adam Rogers (Proof: The Science of Booze)
    Jordan Ellenberg (How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking)
    Kendra De Colo (Thieves in the Afterlife: Poems)
    Sampson (That Bitch Better Be Funny)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, July 12, 2014:
An Evening of Oversharing About Money
    J. Bradford DeLong (The Equitablog, Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality)
    Carol Queen (Exhibitionism For The Shy)
    Farhad Manjoo (The New York Times, True Enough)
    Naomi Quinonez (Hummingbird Dream, The Exiled Moon)
    Frances Lefkowitz (To Have Not)
    Charlie Jane Anders ("Six Months, Three Days")

    Plus Guest MC Annalee Newitz (Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive A Mass Extinction)

    Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, August 9, 2014:
Special Guest MC: Josh Kornbluth
    Sarah Ladipo Manyika (In Dependence, Women Writing Zimbabwe)
    Miriam Gurba (Dahlia Season, Wish You Were Me)
    Madison Young (Daddy: A Memoir)
    Anne Leonard (Moth and Spark)
    Bob Calhoun (Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay and Conflict on the Expo Floor)

    Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, September 13, 2014:
    Lenelle Moise (Haiti Glass, Madivinez, Ache What Make)
    Robin Sloan (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore)
    Annelyse Gelman (Everyone I Love Is A Stranger To Someone)
    Edan Lepucki (California)
    Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star)
    Christina Nichol (Waiting For The Electricity)

    Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, October 11, 2014:
    Jonathan Lethem (Dissident Gardens, Chronic City)
    Molly Antopol (The UnAmericans)
    Noviolet Bulawayo (We Need New Names)
    Natasha Moni (The Cardiologist's Daughter)
    Mallory Ortberg (The Toast)
    David Gborie (The Business)

    Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

EVENTS IN 2013

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013:
    Jan Richman (Thrill Bent)
    Ramez Naam (Nexus)
    Caitlin Myer (Hoodoo)
    Kirk Hamilton (Kotaku)
    Erin Biba (Wired)

    Cost: $10 to $20, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Transgender Law Center and CSC.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013:
    Jim Munroe (Therefore Repent, Ghosts With Shit Jobs)
    Zubair Ahmed (City of Rivers)
    Virgie Tovar (Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion)
    Kit Yan (Asians Aloud)
    Joshua Mohr (Fight Song, Damascus)
    Sean Keane (The Business)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the CSC.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, March 9, 2013:
    Alexis Madrigal (The Atlantic, Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology)
    Jai Arun Ravine (and then entwine, Is This January)
    Phil Lapsley (Exploding the Phone)
    Clarisse Thorn (The S&M Feminist, Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser)
    Dan Wells (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Partials)
    Oscar Bermeo (To The Break of Dawn)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, April 13, 2013:
    Jenny Davidson (The Magic Circle, The Explosionist)
    Arisa White (A Penny Saved, Hurrah's Nest)
    Marie Brennan (A Natural History of Dragons)
    Luis Jaramillo (The Doctor's Wife)
    Molly Weatherfield (Carrie's Story)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, May 11, 2013:
    Veronica Belmont (Sword and Laser)
    Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (The End of San Francisco)
    Janis Cooke Newman (Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln)
    Thaisa Frank (Heidegger's Glasses: A Novel)
    Seth Harwood (Jack Wakes Up, Young Junius)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, June 8, 2013:
    Jane Ciabattari (Stealing the Fire)
    Annalee Newitz (Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction)
    Terry Bisson (Any Day Now, Bears Discover Fire)
    Greta Christina (Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More)
    Hiya Swanhuyser (A Bunch of Stupid Shit That Saved My Life)
    Jade Cho (Youth Speaks Bay Area)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

NO JULY EVENT
Because Comic-Con ate our brains


Saturday, August 10, 2013:
    Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Prince)
    Natalie Serber (Shout Her Lovely Name)
    Mike The Boxer (Boxing: The American Martial Art)
    Aimee Phan (The Reeducation of Cherry Truong)
    Matt Shears (10,000 Wallpapers)
    Susan Calvillo (Potential Cadavers)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013:
    Tad Williams (Happy Hour in Hell)
    Patricia Engel (Vida, It's Not Love, It's Just Paris)
    Cecilia Tan (Slow Surrender, The Velderet)
    Mary Kay Zuravleff (Man Alive!)
    Susan Ee (Angelfall)
    Corinna Bain (Kiss:Punch:Poem)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013:
    Kim Stanley Robinson (Shaman, 2312)
    Tom Barbash (Stay Up With Me)
    Kim Wong Keltner (Tiger Babies Strike Back)
    Douglas Lain (Billy Moon)
    Mollena Williams (Ultimate Guide to Kinky Sex)
    Tatyana Brown (The Lit Slam)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013:
    Austin Grossman (You, Soon I Will Be Invincible)
    Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant (Parasite)
    Julie Ann Long (It Happened One Midnight)
    C.W. Gortner (The Tudor Conspiracy)
    Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Saints & Boxers)
    Laurie Penny (Cybersexism)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013:
    Anita Amirrezvani (Equal of the Sun, Blood of Flowers)
    Lauren Kate (Teardrop, Fallen)
    Adam Mansbach (The Dead Run)
    Adam Novy (The Avian Gospels)
    Caitlin Gill (The Business)

    Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Events In 2012:

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012:
An Evening of Uncomfortable Sex Talk
    Guest MC: Mary Van Note (SF Sketchfest)
    Justin Chin (Harmless Medicine, Bite)
    Thomas Roche (The Panama Laugh)
    Sarah Fran Wisby (Viva Loss)
    Chelsea Martin (Everything Was Fine Until Whatever)
    Diana Turken (Bang Out)
    Charlie Jane Anders

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012:
    Maureen McHugh (After The Apocalypse)
    Broke-Ass Stuart (Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply in SF)
    Vanessa L. Pinto (Fleur de Lis SF)
    Keely Hyslop (Things I Say to Pirates On Nights When I Miss You)
    Ayize Jama-Everett (The Liminal People)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, March 10, 2012:
    M.K. Hobson (Native Star, The Hidden Goddess)
    Katie Crouch (Girls in Trucks, Men and Dogs)
    Skip Horack (The Eden Hunter)
    Benjamin Bac Sierra (Barrio Bushido)
    Kirsten Imani Kasai (Tattoo)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, April 14, 2012:
    Amber Benson (Serpent's Storm, Ghosts of Albion)
    Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil)
    Malinda Lo (Ash, Huntress, Adaptation)
    Rachel Kramer Bussel (Curvy Girls)
    Sarah Kuhn (One Con Glory)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, May 12, 2012:
    Barry Gifford (Sad Stories for the Death of Kings)
    Greg Rucka (Alpha, Queen and Country, Walking Dead)
    Terry Johnson (How to Defeat Your Own Clone)
    Elena Rose (Girl Talk)
    Liz Henry (Unruly Islands, Mother Frankenstein)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture and Modern Times Books.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, June 9, 2012:
    Anthony Swofford (Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails)
    Vanessa Veselka (Zazen)
    Geeta Dayal (Wired)
    Raj Patel (The Value of Nothing)
    David Moles (Finisterra, All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
No July event Because Comic-Con ate our brains.

Saturday, August 11, 2012:
    Jane McGonigal (Reality is Broken)
    Rachel Swirsky (Through the Drowsy Dark)
    Simon Sheppard (Homosex, Sodomy!, The Dirty Boys Club)
    Saqib Mausoof (The Godown)
    Javier Zamora (Nine Immigrant Years)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012:
    E. Lily Yu (The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees)
    Mariko Tamaki (True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice)
    Steven Martin (Opium Fiend)
    Mike Drucker (The Onion, Saturday Night Live)
    Cassie Alexander (Nightshifted)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012:
Note: One Week Late due to Litquake!
    Nick Bilton (New York Times)
    Janet Hardy (Girlfags, The Ethical Slut)
    Ruben B. Martinez (The New Americans, Crossing Over)
    Carol Quinn (Follow My Lead)
    Kevin O'Shea (SF Sketch Fest, Purple Onion)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012:
    Shawna Yang Ryan (Water Ghosts)
    Randy Alfred (Mad Science, Wired's This Day in Tech)
    Mollena Williams (69 Stories, Playing Well With Others)
    Vylar Kaftan (Lightspeed Magazine)
    Caitlin Gill (The Business)
    Hillary Johnson (Shooting Stars, Physical Culture)

    Cost: $5 to $10, sliding scale, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012:
    Amy Tan (The Valley of Amazement, The Joy Luck Club)
    Nalo Hopkinson (Blackheart Man, Midnight Robber)
    Jason Roberts (A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler)
    Michael Krasny (KQED's Forum, Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest)
    Emanuel Xavier (Americano- Growing Up Gay and Latino in the USA)
    Ned Rozell (Alaska Science Forum, Finding Mars)

    Cost: $10 to $20, no-one turned away
    All proceeds benefit the Transgender Law Center and CSC.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Events In 2011:

Saturday, January 8, 2011:
    Jane Wiedlin (Lady Robotika, Fur)
    Ethan Watters (Crazy Like Us, Urban Tribes)
    Jesus Angel Garcia (badbadbad)
    Arisa White (Post Pardon, Disposition for Shininess)
    Blake Charlton (Spellwright)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, February 19, 2011:
NOTE: THIRD SATURDAY INSTEAD!

    Hanne Blank (Virgin: The Untouched History)
    Trinie Dalton (Wide Eyed, Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is)
    Jason Morris (Spirits and Anchors)
    Ernest Callenbach (Ecotopia)
    Alex Koll (SF Sketchfest)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, March 19, 2011:
NOTE: THIRD SATURDAY INSTEAD!

    Chris Baty (creator of National Novel-Writing Month)
    Jiz Lee (Crash Pad)
    Deborah Santana (Space Between The Stars)
    Charles Kruger (Storming Bohemia)
    Melissa Stein (Rough Honey)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, April 9, 2011:
SPECIAL TENTH ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

    Rick Moody (Four Fingers Of Death)
    Maxine Hong Kingston (I Love A Broad Margin To My Life)
    Monica Youn (Ignatz, Barter)
    Sean McLain Brown, Scott Morrison, Joanne Palamountain, Julie Thi Underhill and Lee Swenson (Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace)
    Regina Lynn (Wired Magazine)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, May 14, 2011:
    Adam Haslett (Union Atlantic, You Are Not A Stranger Here)
    Catherynne M. Valente (Deathless, The Habitation of the Blessed)
    Janice Shapiro (Bummer and Other Stories)
    Rick Barot (Want, The Darker Fall: Poems)
    Kimberly Chun (The Bold Italic, SF Bay Guardian)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, June 11, 2011:
    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)

    All proceeds benefit Indy Arts & Media and the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, July 9, 2011:
    Charles Yu (How To Survive In A Science Fictional Universe)
    Jesse Ball (The Curfew)
    Lynn Peril (Swimming in the Steno Pool)
    Anna North (America Pacifica)
    Bill Brent (Best Bisexual Erotica)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, August 6, 2011:
NOTE: FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
    Ted Chiang (The Lifecycle of Software Objects)
    Melissa Febos (Whip Smart)
    Edie Meidav (Lola California)
    Lee Konstantinou (Pop Apocalypse)
    Dinah Sanders (Discardia)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, September 10, 2011:
    Charlie Haas (The Enthusiast)
    Justin Torres (We The Animals)
    Heather Gold (I Like An Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie)
    Chiwan Choi (The Flood)
    Jen Sullivan Brych (Killing My Lobster)
    Tom Coates (PlasticBag.org)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, October 8, 2011:
    Rebecca Solnit (Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas)
    Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Parenting)
    Jillian Lauren (Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, Pretty)
    Suzi (Geek Porn Girl blog)
    Cameryn Moore (Phone Whore)
    Naomi Quiñonez (The Smoking Mirror)

    All proceeds benefit Seven Teepees.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, November 12, 2011:
    Cecil Castellucci (First Day on Earth, Boy Proof)
    Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarashina (Consensual Genocide)
    Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Feministing, Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life)
    Alison Moon (Lunatic Fringe)
    Alvin Orloff (Why Aren't You Smiling?)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, December 10, 2011:
    Sean Baby (Cracked.com, MTV)
    Gail Carriger (Heartless, Blameless, Soulless)
    Ellen Sussman (French Lessons, On A Night Like This)
    Diana Salier (Wikipedia Says This Will Pass)
    Mike Jung (Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.

Events In 2010:

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010:
    Melanie Gideon (The Slippery Year)
    Rhiannon Argo (The Creamsickle)
    Raina Bird (Cherry Bleeds)
    Tissa Hami (Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come Of Age)
    Maw Shein Win (Comet Magazine, Shampoo)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010:
    Vikram Chandra (Sacred Games)
    Cherie Priest (Boneshaker)
    James Rollins (The Doomsday Key)
    Andrew Porter (The Theory Of Light And Matter)
    Derek Powazek (Fray Magazine)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, March 13, 2010:
    Mary Gaitskill (Don't Cry)
    Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight, Pain Killers)
    Alli Warren (Schema)
    Dylan Landis (Normal People Don't Live Like This)
    Michael Shea (The Extra, Copping Squid And Other Tales)
    With guest host Beth Lisick (Helping Me Help Myself)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, April 10, 2010:
    Pia Z. Ehrhardt (Famous Fathers & Other Stories)
    Diane Lefer (California Transit)
    Dan Lichtenberg (The Ancient Book Of Hip)
    Tessie Chua (The Punchline, The Comedy Store)
    Michelle Gagnon (The Gate Keeper, Boneyard)
    Xandra Ibarra (La Chica Boom)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, May 8, 2010:
    Molly Gloss (Wild Life, The Hearts Of Horses)
    Karen Tei Yamashita (Circle K Cycles)
    Nic Alea (DOPE Magazine)
    Shazam (Random Rim Jobs)
    Loren Kraut (OCD and ADD Comedy: An Exotic/Neurotic Show)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, June 12, 2010:
    Tobias Wolff (Our Story Begins, The Barracks Thief)
    Taylor Mali (What Learning Leaves, Icarus Airlines)
    Lev Grossman (The Magicians)
    Andrew Lam (Perfume Dreams, East Eats West)
    Corrina Bain (Ugly Poems For Ugly People)
    Bill Carter (Fools Rush In, Red Summer)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

No July Writers With Drinks!

Because Comic Con will be kicking our ass. Saturday, August 14, 2010:
    Alice Sola Kim (Asimov's Science Fiction)
    Justine Sharrock (Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things)
    Monica Nolan (Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher)
    Janine Brito (Winner, San Francisco Women's Comedy Competition)
    Oscar Bermeo (To The Break Of Dawn: Poems)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010:
Strange Horizons 10th Anniversary Party!
    Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, The Wheel Of Time)
    Bonnie Burton (StarWars.com, Girls Against Girls)
    Kirsten Imani Kasai (Ice Song)
    Shailja Patel (Migritude, Dreaming In Gujurati)
    Brian Malow (Science Comedian, Time.Com)

    All proceeds benefit Strange Horizons.com.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, October 16, 2010:
    Marcia Clark (Guilt By Association, Without A Doubt)
    Jamie Freveletti (Running From The Devil, Running In The Dark)
    Ken Scholes (Antiphon, Canticle, Lamentation)
    Stephen O'Connor (Here Comes Another Lesson)
    Kirya Traber (Black Chick)
    Daniel Allan Cox (Krakow Melt, Shuck)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, November 13, 2010:
    Debbie Stoller (Stitch 'n' Bitch, BUST Magazine)
    Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim, Kill The Dead)
    Larry-Bob Roberts (The International Homosexual Conspiracy)
    Deb Campo (Funniest Mom in America finalist)
    Indigo Moor (Tap-Root)
    Angie Chau (Quiet as They Come)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, December 11, 2010:
    Kirk Read (How I Learned To Snap, This Is The Thing)
    Thea Hillman (For Lack of a Better Word)
    Cara Black (Murder in the Palais Royal)
    Mir Tamim Ansary (Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes)
    With Guest Host Daphne Gottlieb (Kissing Dead Girls!)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.

Events In 2009:

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009:
    Ann Packer (The Dive From Clausen's Pier, Songs Without Words)
    Yosefa Raz (ZYZZYVA, Glimmer Train)
    Lan Tran (How To Unravel Your Family)
    Lisa Katayama (Urazawa)
    Scott Sigler (Contagious)
    Steven Schwartz (69, Best Bisexual Erotica 2)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009:
    Oh no, the second Saturday falls on Valentine's Day again!
    Ann Cummins (Red Ant House, Yellowcake)
    Laurie Glover (Terrain, Nimrod International Journal)
    Anna Furtado (The Heart's Desire, The Heart's Longing)
    Lorelei Lee (Sex Workers' Art Show)
    Shanthi Sekaran (The Prayer Room)
    Plus Special Guest MC: Josh Kornbluth!

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, March 14, 2009:
    Sarah Houghteling (Pictures At An Exhibition)
    M.K. Chavez (Acker's Dangerous Daughters, Visitation)
    Rachel McDowell (Subterranean Comedy)
    S.G. Browne (Breathers: A Zombie's Lament)
    Lauren Wheeler (Lodestar Quarterly)
    Caitlin Gill (Ladies Room Comedy Night)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, April 11, 2009:
    Pam Houston (Cowboys Are My Weakness)
    Stacie Boschma (Happy Rainbow Poems from the Unicorn Petting Zoo)
    Laurie R. King (Touchstone, The Art Of Detection)
    Sean Stewart (Cathy's Key, Yoda: Dark Rendezvous)
    Regina Lynn (SexRev 2.0, Sexier Sex)
    Minal Hajratwala (Leaving India: My Family's Journey From Five Villages To Five Continents)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, May 9, 2009:
    Erika Lopez (Hoochie Mama: The Other White Meat)
    Achy Obejas (Days Of Awe, We Came All The Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?)
    Daniel Marcus (Binding Energy, Burn Rate)
    Sean Keane (Habitat For Humanity Comedy Show)
    Richard Loranger (Poems For Teeth)
    Brian Castro (Birds Of Passage, Stepper)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, June 13, 2009:
    Luis Alberto Urrea (The Hummingbird's Daughter, The Fever Of Being)
    Ron MacLean (Why The Long Face?, Blue Winetka Skies)
    Rachel McDowell (Paco Romane Event)
    Vanessa Norton (Sex For America)
    David J. Williams (The Burning Skies)

    All proceeds benefit Modern Times Books and the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, July 11, 2009:
    Derek McCormack (The Haunted Hillbilly, The Show That Smells)
    Chelsea Martin (Everything Was Fine Until Whatever)
    Hugh Behm Steinberg (Shy Green Fields, Sorcery)
    Rudy Rucker (Hylozoic, Mathematicians In Love)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, August 8, 2009:
    Dorothy Allison (Bastard Out Of Carolina)
    Adam Savage (Mythbusters)
    Clint Catalyst (Cottonmouth Kisses)
    Mary Miller (Big World)
    Steven Barnes (Shadow Valley, In The Night Of The Heat)

    With special guest host Beth Lisick!

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009:
    Michelle Richmond (No One You Know, The Year Of Fog)
    Jeremy Adam Smith (The Daddy Shift)
    John Shirley (Black Glass, Bleak History)
    Lorna Dee Cervantes (From The Cables Of Genocide: Poems Of Love And Hunger)
    Christy Chan (Wash'n'Fold)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009:
    Anthony Swofford (Jarhead)
    Roz Savage (Rowing The Atlantic)
    Doug Dorst (Alive In Necropolis)
    Linda Watanabe McFerrin (The Impossibility Of Redemption Is Something We Hadn't Figured On)
    Joe Loya (The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell)
    Irina Slutsky (Geek Entertainment TV)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009:
    Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman TV series)
    Mary Robinette Kowal (Scenting The Dark And Other Stories)
    Kat Richardson (Greywalker)
    Naomi Quiñonez (Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry)
    S. Bear Bergman (Butch Is A Noun)

    All proceeds benefit EL/LA Program Para Trans Latinas.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009:
    Dan Fante (86d, Short Dog, Mooch)
    Joshua Mohr (Some Things That Meant The World To Me)
    Mark Coggins (The Big Wake-Up)
    Seanan McGuire (Rosemary And Rue)
    Mollena Williams (Perverted Negress)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Events in 2008:

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008:
    Aimee Bender (Girl In The Flammable Skirt)
    Ariel Gore (How To Become A Famous Writer Before You're Dead)
    Wagner James Au (New World Notes)
    Edwin Li (Rooftop Comedy)
    Izzy Oneiric (Opium Magazine)
    Simone Corday (9 1/2 Years Behind The Green Door)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008:
    Lolly Winston (Good Grief, Happiness Sold Separately)
    Jennifer Finney Boylan (She's Not There, I'm Looking Through You)
    Tung-Hui Hu (Mine)
    Jamais Cascio (Open The Future)
    Jim Shepard (Like You'd Understand, Anyway)
    Jaime Cortez (Sexile)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, March 8, 2008:
    Fan Wu (February Flowers)
    Justin Courter (Skunk)
    Paul Festa (Best Sex Writing 2008, Nerve.com)
    Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz (Words In Your Face, Dear Future Boyfriend)
    Blake C. Aarens (Herotica 5)
    Ryan McKee (Comedy Studio)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, April 12, 2008:
    Karen Joy Fowler (Wit's End, The Jane Austen Book Club)
    Juvenal Acosta (The Tattoo Hunter)
    Elliot Fintushel (Breakfast With The Ones You Love)
    Peter Hamilton (The Void Trilogy, the Night's Dawn Trilogy)
    Fran Varian (tsuami, Lodestar Quarterly)
    Dayvid Figler (Grope, NPR's All Things Considered)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, May 10, 2008:
    Adam Mansbach (Angry Black White Boy, The End of the Jews)
    April Sinclair (Coffee Will Make You Black)
    Alejandro Murguia (This War Called Love)
    Marc Acito (Attack of the Theater People)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, June 14, 2008:
    Armistead Maupin (Tales Of The City)
    Sheerly Avni (Salon.com)
    Naomi Hirahara (Snakeskin Shamisen, Los Angeles Noir)
    Comedian Lisa Myers (Vortex Betty.com)
    Gina DeVries (Baby Remember My Name)
    Ruben Alexander Barron (American Poet)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, July 12, 2008:
    Ishmael Reed (Japanese By Spring, From Totems To Hip Hop)
    Mistress Morgana (Sex For America)
    Frances Lefkowitz (How To Have Not)
    Susan Marie Browne (Buddha's Dogs)
    Ray Molina (Oddly Americana comedy show)
    Marta Randall (The Sword Of Winter)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
No August event Because Comic-Con and WorldCon ate our brains.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008:
    Josh Kornbluth (Red Diaper Baby)
    Peter Orner (The Second Coming Of Mavala Shikongo)
    Farhad Manjoo (Slate, True Enough: Learning To Live In A Post-Fact Society)
    Jeff Carlson (Plague War)
    Amber Hatfield
    Zuleikha Mahmoud (Riot Grrls!)

    All proceeds benefit the No On 8 Campaign
    (Save Marriage For Everybody)
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
No October event To avoid scheduling clashes with Litquake

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008:
Writers In Drag: writers read works they've written outside their normal genres!
    Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible) reads fantasy
    Stephen Elliott (Happy Baby) reads something TBA
    Annalee Newitz (io9.com) reads science fiction
    Michelle Tea (Rose Of No Man's Land) reads cyberpunk
    Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl In The Ring) reads something TBA
    Jaime Cortez (Sexile) reads something TBA

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008:
    Jay Lake (Mainspring, Escapement)
    Camille T. Dungy (Author of What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison)
    Cat Rambo (The Surgeons Tale And Other Stories)
    Steve Ferris (The Comedy Store)
    Damon Brown (Porn And Pong)
    Sarah Fran Wisby (Viva Loss)

    All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Events in 2007:

Saturday Jan 20, 2007:
Writers In Drag: writers read works they've written outside their normal genres!
    Michelle Tea (Rose of No Man's Land) reads cyberpunk
    Kim Stanley Robinson (Red Mars) reads poetry
    Andrew Sean Greer (Confessions of Max Tivoli) does something TBA
    Michael Blumlein (XY) reads nature writing
    Justin Chin (Gutted) does erotica or horror
    Ed Champion (Edrants.com) does literary fiction

    At The Rickshaw Stop -- NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION AND START TIME 155 Fell St. @ Van Ness, San Francisco CA, from 7 PM to 9 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM. $5 to $7 sliding scale.
Saturday Feb. 10, 2007:
    Frank Portman (King Dork)
    Eric Spitznagel (Fast Forward: Confessions Of A Porn Scriptwriter)
    Marta Acosta (Happy Hour At Casa Dracula)
    Ahn-Hoa Thi Nguyen (Vietnamese Artists Collective)
    Angie Krass (Sex, Biscuits, Jesus & Me)
    Joan Price (Better Than I Ever Expected)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday March 10, 2007:
    T. Cooper (Lipshitz Six, Or Two Angry Blondes)
    Rob Brezsny (Free Will Astrology, Pronoia)
    Polly Frost (Deep Inside, Sex Scenes)
    Marga Gomez (Los Big Names, The 12 Days of Cochina)
    Diana Paxson (The Chronicles of Westria)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday April 14, 2007:
    Pagan Kennedy (The Exes, The First Man-Made Man)
    Eileen Gunn (Stable Strategies and Others)
    Nicole Gluckstern (SF Bay Guardian)
    Shanique Scott (Comedy Club, The Punchline)
    Robin Coste Lewis (Shake It But Don't Break It)
    Renee Rivera (Best Lesbian Erotica 2006)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday May 12, 2007:
    Jami Attenberg (Instant Love)
    Stephanie Paul (The Comedy Store)
    Liz Maverick (Wired, Shards of Crimson)
    Jaime Cortez (Sexile/Sexilo)
    Geoffrey Pullum (Language Log, Far From The Madding Gerund)
    D. Blair (Black Rennaissance Noir, Burying The Evidence)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday June 9, 2007:
    Judy Budnitz (Nice Big American Baby)
    Sesshu Foster (Atomik Aztex)
    Anthony McCann (Moongarden)
    Clifford Chase (Winkie)
    Kyle Machulis aka qDot (Slashdong.org)
    Shanique Scott (QComedy, Prisons)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday July 14, 2007:
    Special Magazine Tribute!
    Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone Magazine)
    Lynn Peril (Mystery Date, College Girls)
    Deborah Ross (Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine)
    Audacia Ray ($pread Magazine, Naked On The Internet)
    Jimmy Chen (McSweeney's)
    Kaya Oakes (Kitchen Sink, Telegraph)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday August 11, 2007:
    Robert Mailer Anderson (Boonville)
    Sheng Wang (826 Valencia Comedy Benefit)
    Darieck Scott (Hex: A Novel of Love Spells)
    Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
    Dom Brassey (Fourteen Hills)
    Sherilyn Connelly (Queer Open Mic co-host)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007:
    Truong Tran (Dust and Conscience, Placing The Accents)
    Jennifer Solow (The Booster)
    David Hawkins (Qcomedy)
    Melissa Gira (Sexerati)
    Guillermo Gomez-Pena (Ethno-Techno)
    Josh Wolf (Josh Wolf For Mayor)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007:
    Nomy Lamm (Tricrotic, The Finger)
    Matthew Jacobs (Doctor Who, Indiana Jones)
    Rachelle Chase (Sex Lounge)
    David West (Pocket Myths: Odyssey)
    Tim Maleeny (Stealing The Dragon)
    Katayoon Zandvakili (The Arrest)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007:
    Kage Baker (The Sons of Heaven)
    Jessy Randall (A Day In Boyland)
    Inga Muscio (Cunt, Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil)
    James Calder (In A Family Way, Knockout Mouse)
    Ellery Urquhart (Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition)
    Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Feministing, Racewire)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007:
    Jack Hirschman (The Arcanes)
    Geoff Manaugh (BldgBlog, Dwell)
    Lisa Palac (The Edge Of The Bed)
    Domenic Stansberry (Chasing The Dragon)
    Tom Barbash (The Last Good Chance, On Top Of The World)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Events in 2006:

Saturday January 14, 2006:
    Katia Noyes (Crashing America)
    Shailja Patel (Migritude)
    Lynnee Breedlove (One Freak Show)
    George Kelly (Negrophile.com)
    Shannon Cummings (Best Lesbian Erotica 2005)
    Tim Pratt (The Strange Adventures of Ranger Girl)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday February 11, 2006:
    Patty Lin (Desperate Housewives, ZYZZYVA)
    Susie Bright (Best American Erotica 2006)
    Brent Weinbach (Punchline Comedy Club)
    Danny O'Brien (ntk.net, London Sunday Times)
    J*me and Caroline Harvey (Cantab Slam Team)
    Kyra Davis (Sex, Murder and a Double Latte)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday March 11, 2006:
    Alan Kaufman (Jew Boy, Matches: A Novel)
    Marianna Cherry (Best of the Best Women's Erotica, 2001 Pushcart Prize)
    Camille Minichino (The Carbon Murder, The Nitrogen Murder)
    Ali Wong (Ali Wong-ka And the Comic Factory)
    Mark Morford (San Francisco Chronicle, SFGate.com)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday April 8, 2006:
    Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket)
    Ryan Harty (Bring Me Your Saddest Arizona)
    Kate Braverman (Lithium for Medea)
    W. Kamau Bell (Comedy Central)
    Tina D'Elia (Best Lesbian Erotica 04, Groucho)
    Chris Kraus (Torpor, Video Green)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday May 20, 2006:
    Ayelet Waldman (Daughter's Keeper)
    Keith Knight (The K Chronicles)
    Cindy Emch ($3 Bill Queer Open Mic)
    John Lescroart (The Hunt Club, The Motive)
    Bianca James (Best American Erotica 2006)
    Sheng Wang (Hustle and Pho, 50 Mason Comedy Club)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday June 10, 2006:
    Rabih Alameddine (I, The Divine, Koolaids)
    Hillary Carlip (Queen of the Oddballs)
    Julie Gamberg (The Museum of Natural History)
    Lori Ann White (Polyphony, Analog, Asimov's)
    Lisa Montanarelli (Vegan Lesbian Boarding School Hookers In Bondage)
    Samantha Chanse (SF Comedy Club)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday July 8, 2006: Writers In Drag
Writers read works they've written outside their usual genre.
    Annalee Newitz (Techsploitation) reads Western fiction
    Tamim Ansary (West of Kabul, East of New York) reads speculative fiction
    Jenny Traig (Devil In The Details) reads teen mystery
    Carol Queen (Leather Daddy & the Femme) reads non-sexual memoir
    John Marr (Murder Can Be Fun) reads pulp fiction
    Alana Devich (Comics Gone Wild) reads literary fiction

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday August 12, 2006:
    Daisy Zamora (The Violent Foam)
    Noria Jablonski (Human Oddities)
    Sage Vivant (Custom Erotica Source)
    Julia Jackson (Sistahs, RooftopComedy)
    Gerard Jones (Men Of Tomorrow
    Ellen Klages (Time Gypsy)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday September 9, 2006:
    Daniel Alarcon (War By Candlelight)
    Mark Budz (Idolon, Crache, Clade)
    Mako Matsuda (Lodestar Quarterly)
    Sparky (Best Lesbian Erotica 2005, Best of Best Lesbian Erotica)
    Mary Van Note (The Comedy Station)
    Tom Patchell and Christopher Upham (Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday October 21, 2006:
    Fantasy from Lisa Goldstein (The Alchemist's Door)
    Lit from Michelle Orange (McSweeney's, The Sicily Papers)
    Journalism from Tim Redmond (The SF Bay Guardian)
    Humor from Cynthia Heimel (Get Your Tongue Out Of My Mouth, I'm Kissing You Goodbye)
    Poetry from Alena Hairston (The Logan Topographies)
    Comedy from Bucky Sinister (Whiskey and Robots)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday Nov. 11, 2006:
    Lit from KE Silva (A Simple Distance)
    SF/F/Mystery from Madeleine Robins (Petty Treason, Point Of Honour)
    Erotica from Spring Opara (Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2005)
    Poetry from Steve Arntson (Cuts From The Barbershop)
    Comedy from Dana Cory (Q Comedy)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday Dec. 9, 2006:
    Lolly Winston (Good Grief, Happiness Sold Separately)
    Stephen Elliott (My Girlfriend Comes Into The City And Beats Me Up)
    Indigo Moor (Tap-Root: Poems By Indigo Moor)
    Laura Moriarty (Ultravioleta)
    Grace Davis (State of Grace, SFGate)
    Kevin Munroe (SF Comedy Club)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Events in 2005:

Saturday January 8, 2005:
    Robin Burcell (Cold Case, Deadly Legacy)
    Laurie Fox (The Lost Girls)
    Bridget Schwartz (Q Comedy)
    Sholeh Wolpe (The Scar Saloon)
    Greta Christina (Paying For It, Bending: An Erotic Novella)
    Sandip Roy (Host of weekly "Upfront" program on KALW)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday February 12, 2005:
    Mary Roach (Stiff)
    Chris Garcia (FanboyPlanet.com)
    Juliette Torrez (Madness And Retribution)
    Michael Blumlein (XY)
    horehound stillpoint (I Do, I Don't)
    Nick Leonard (Q Comedy)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday March 12, 2005:
    Greg Dicum (Harper's Magazine, Window Seat)
    Jess Ardnt (On Our Backs, Bottoms Up)
    Susan Stinson (Venus of Chalk)
    Ray Ferrer aka Coco Lopez (Q Comedy)
    Lisa Ortiz (Poesy, Split Verse)
    Jennifer de Guzman (Strange Horizons)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday April 9, 2005:
    Andrew Sean Greer (Confessions of Max Tivoli)
    Charlie Anders (Choir Boy)
    Tennessee Jones (Deliver Me From Nowhere)
    Carolyn Connelly (Brooklyn Diary)
    Leticia Hernandez-Linares (Razor Edges of My Tongue)
    Betsy Salkind (Jay Leno Show, Roseanne writer)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday May 14, 2005:
    Violet Blue (Taboo: Forbidden Fantasies for Couples)
    Alicia Erian (Towelhead)
    Tad Williams (Shadowmarch, The War of the Flowers)
    RU Sirius (Mondo 2000, Counter Culture Through The Ages)
    Liz Henry (Cuts From The Barbershop, Slut Utopia)
    Bill Santiago (Comedy Central)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday June 11, 2005:
    Diane DiPrima (Loba, Recollections of My Life As A Woman)
    Tim Farrington (The Monk Downstairs, Lizzie's War)
    Carter Scholz (Radiance)
    Erin Souza (QComedy)
    Michael Chorost (Rebuilt)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday July 9, 2005:
    Judy Grahn (A Woman Is Talking To Death)
    Susie Bright (Best American Erotica, Three Kinds of Asking For It)
    Andre The Urban Hermitt (The Flow Chronicles)
    Lisa Geduldig (Funny Girls, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy)
    Jorge Argueta (La Puerta Del Diablo, A Movie In My Pillow)
    Renay Jackson (Oaktown Devil, Shakey's Loose)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday August 13, 2005:
    Jewelle Gomez (Gilda Stories, Oral Tradition)
    Marci Blackman (Po Man's Child)
    Nadia Gordon (Sharpshooter, Death By The Glass)
    Blake Aarens (Herotica, Best American Erotica)
    Chris Carlsson (Processed World, The Political Edge)
    Nico Santos (Q Comedy)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday September 17, 2005:
Note: Third Saturday of September!
    Tina D'Elia (Groucho, Forgotten Angel)
    Andrew Boyd (Billionaires For Bush, PoMo To Go)
    DJ Berkley (Comedy troupe)
    Suzanne Kleid (Pindeldyboz, other magazine)
    David Corbett (The Devil's Redhead, Done For A Dime)
    Susan St. Aubin (Best Women's Erotica, Herotica)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Friday October 7, 2005:
Note: Rescheduled to Friday!
    Will Franken (A Common Household Accident)
    Devin Grayson (Batman: No Man's Land)
    Dossie Easton (The Ethical Slut)
    Storm Florez (The Pussyboy Chronicles)
    Alvin Orloff (Gutter Boys, I Married An Earthling)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday November 12, 2005:
    Eve Pell (We Used To Own The Bronx, The Nation)
    Hambone Johnson (United Genders)
    Jenny Traig (Devil In The Details, McSweeneys.net)
    Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn)
    Joel Barraquiel Tan (Monster, Inside Him)
    Ronn Vigh (Stood Up SF, Comic-Kazi)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday December 10, 2005:
    Karen Joy Fowler (The Jane Austen Book Club)
    Terry Bisson (Bears Discover Fire)
    Killing My Lobster (Nothing Is Original)
    Beth Lisick (Everybody Into The Pool)
    Barbara Jane Reyes (Poeta en San Francisco)
    FetishDiva Midori (Wild Side Sex)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Events in 2004:

January 10, 2004:
    Prof. Tricia Rose (Longing To Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy)
    Paul Reidinger (The City Kid, the San Francisco Bay Guardian)
    Julia Serano (Gender Enders, Bite Size)
    Ronn Vigh (Stood Up, Comic-Kazi)
    Nadyalec (Hot Off The Net, Generation Q)
    Keckler (Television Without Pity)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
February 14, 2004:
    Roxxie Rosen (Girljock, Dagger)
    Stephanie Rosenbaum (The Anti-Bride Guide)
    Yayne Abeba
    Tim'm T. West (Red Dirt, Deep Dickollective)
    Charlie Anders (other magazine, ZYZZYVA)
    Pam Rosenthal (The Bookseller's Daughter)


    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
March 13, 2004: Writers In Drag!
Writers perform works outside their normal genres!
    Michelle Tea (The Beautiful) reads science fiction
    Kirk Read (How I Learned To Snap) reads fiction
    Juba Kalamka (Deep Dickollective) does theatre
    Trina Robbins (Tender Murderers) reads fantasy
    John Shirley (Crawlers) reads religious fiction
    Simon Sheppard (Kinkorama) reads a children's story


    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
April 10, 2004:
    Poetry from Kim Addonizio (Dorothy Parker's Elbow)
    Romance from Carolyn Jewel (The Spare)
    Essay by Danya Ruttenberg (Yentl's Revenge)
    Comedy from Scott Capurro (Fowl Play)
    Erotica from David Henry Sterry (Chicken)
    More essay from Meredith Maran (Dirty)


    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
May 8, 2004:
    Literary fiction from Jenny Bitner (Best American Non-Assigned Reading)
    Travel writing from Justin Hall (Rolling Stone, Wired, New York Times)
    Comedy from Ray Ferrer (QComedy)
    Horror from Rain Graves (The Gossamer Eye)
    Erotica from Diana Cage (Bottoms Up, On Our Backs)
    Poetry from Jennifer Fox Bennett (Other, Electric Powwow)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
June 12, 2004:
    Fiction author Trebor Healy (Through It Came Bright Colors)
    TV writer David Mills (NYPD Blue, ER, Kingpin) recounts his interview with Professor Griff
    Sex work activist Scarlet Harlot (Unrepentant Whore)
    Poet Meliza Banales (Say It With Your Whole Mouth)
    Science fiction author Terry Bisson (Bears Discover Fire, Man Talking)
    Comedians Carole Murphy and Mitzi Fitzsimmons (Beth Lisick & Tara Jepsen)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
July 7, 2004:
Special Ladyfest Fundraiser!
Feminist feminization tales featuring:
    Annalee Newitz (Techsploitation, other magazine)
    Diana Cage (On Our Backs, Bottoms Up)
    Charlie Anders (other magazine, ZYZZYVA)
    Lori Selke (Tough Girls, Problem Child)
    Carol Queen (Exhibitionism for the Shy)

    At Femina Potens 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, 8 PM
July 10, 2004:
    Jon Longhi (Wake Up And Smell The Beer, Rise and Fall of Third Leg)
    Tamim Ansary (West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story)
    Julie Gamberg (Red River Review, California Poets in the Schools)
    Jen Collins (Best Fetish Erotica, Best Bi Women's Erotica)
    W. Kamau Bell (The Punchline, Get It!?)
    Michaela Roessner (The Stars Compel, The Stars Dispose)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
August 14, 2004:
    Mary Anne Mohanraj (StrangeHorizons.com, Aqua Erotica)
    Jack Boulware (San Francisco Bizarro)
    Bob Vickery (Cock Sure, Skin Deep, Cock Tales)
    Aundre the Wonder Woman
    Dani Montgomery (Molotov Mouths)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
September 11, 2004:
    K.M. Soehnlein (The World of Normal Boys)
    Annie Koh (Hyphen Magazine, How To Get Stupid White Men Out Of Office)
    Bucky Sinister (Whiskey and Robots, King of the Roadkills)
    Mark Pritchard (Too Beautiful, Frighten The Horses)
    Charlie Ballard (Q Comedy, SF Comedy Club)
    Eddie Muller (Noir City, Shadow Boxer)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
October 9, 2004:
    Marianne Villanueva (Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila)
    Seeley Quest (Crooked)
    Ryka Aoki de la Cruz (Grand Street, Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets)
    Jack Fritscher (Drummer Magazine, Leather Blues)
    Lawrence Lessig (The Future of Ideas, Free Culture)
    Will Franken (Things We Did Before Reality)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
November 13, 2004:
    Vendela Vida (And Now You Can Go)
    Annalee Newitz (Techsploitation, other magazine)
    Myriam Gurba (Clamor Magazine, Tough Girls)
    Wendy O-Matik (Love Like Rage, Redefining Our Relationships)
    Claire Light (Hyphen Magazine, McSweeney's)
    Ryan Stout (Purple Onion, Cobb's Comedy Club)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
Saturday December 11, 2004:
    Kim Stanley Robinson (Red Mars, Years of Rice and Salt)
    Alana Devich (Comedy Studio)
    Nina Schuyler (The Painting)
    Lev (Tales of Mere Existence)
    Solidad deCosta (Orchids are Feral)
    Betty Blue (Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Events in 2003:

January 18: January 31:
    Susan Roney O'Brien (Farmwife, Prairie Schooner)
    Brian and Mal (Queer Soup, Buffy's 10th. High School Reunion)
    Helen Fremont (After Long Silence, O. Henry Awards)
    Toni Amato (Best Lesbian Erotica)
    Linda Bamber (Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, Tikkun)
    Jeffrey Carver (Eternity's End, The Chaos Chronicles)

    At The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30.
February 28:
    Charlie Anders (ZYZZYVA, Pills Chills Thrills & Heartache)
    Simone Beaubien (Boston/Cantab Slam Team)
    Amie Evans (Best Lesbian Erotica, Princesses of Porn)
    Dan Keohane (Christmas Trees and Monkeys, Gothic.net)
    Sarah Smith (Chasing Shakespeares, Citizen of the Country)
    The Mrs. Potatohead Show


    At The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30.
March 28:
    Letta Neely (Juba, Here)
    Elizabeth Searle (A Four-Sided Bed, My Body To You)
    Meg Wright (Katherine Hepburn in my Head, Queer Soup)
    Jennifer Hunter (Leg Show, On Our Backs)
    Annalee Newitz (Techsploitation, Bad Subjects, Wired)
    Jan Brogan (Final Copy)


    At The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30.
May 2:
    Allen Kurzweil (The Grand Complication, A Case of Curiosities)
    Ellen Kushner (Sound and Spirit, The Fall of Kings)
    Kelsey Flynn (Villa Jidiots)
    Gary Braver (Gray Matter, Elixir, Atlantis Fire)
    Linda Haviland Conte (Slow as a Poem)
    Kim Ficera (Sex, Lies and Stereotypes, From Hell to Breakfast)


    At The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30.
June 27:
    Political journalist Dan Kennedy (Boston Phoenix)
    Fantasy author Delia Sherman (The Fall of Kings)
    Queer comedian Brent Sverdloff (Comedy Studio)
    Performance artist Amatul Hannan (Theater Offensive)
    Slam poet Shantanette Patrice (QueerStock)
    Literary Maven Charlie Anders (ZYZZYVA, other magazine)


    At The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30.
August 29:

Writers In Drag!

Writers step outside their normal genre and present works they've written in an unfamiliar idiom! Featuring:
    Pagan Kennedy reads children's stories
    Toni Amato reads romance
    Elizabeth Searle reads gay male porn
    Talia Kingsbury does something TBA
    Alana Devich does something TBA


    At The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30.
October 4:

Writers In Drinks Returns to SF!

    Memoir from Sweet Pam of the Cockettes!
    Comedy from Julia Query (Live Nude Girls Unite!)
    Erotica from Marcy Sheiner (Herotica series)
    Rants from Marilyn Wann (Fat! So?)
    Poetry from Matthue Roth (Def Poetry Jam)
    Horror from Jeremy Russell (Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers)


    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
November 8:
    Non-fiction from Trina Robbins (Tender Murderesses)
    Poetry from Daphne Gottlieb (Final Girl)
    Science fiction from Bruce Balfour (The Digital Dead)
    More poetry from Hal Sirowitz, poet laureate of Queens
    Comedy from Karen Ripley (Q Comedy)
    Literary fiction from Ellen Ullman (The Bug)
    And more fiction from Alicia Erian (Brutal Language of Love)


    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
December 4:
    Mystery from Jeremiah Healy (Stain Upon the Robe)
    Comedy from Tissa Hami (Comedy Studio)
    Literary from Lise Haines
    Poetry from Raquel Evita Seidel
    More performers TBA

    At the Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, from 7 to 8:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.
December 6:
    Scandal from Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Pulling Taffy)
    Poetry from Clive Matson (Poets on 9/11)
    Fantasy from Pat Murphy (Nadya: The Wolf Chronicles)
    Comedy from Yayne Abeba (Kung Pao Kosher Comedy)
    Non-fiction from Annalee Newitz (Techsploitation)
    Literary fiction from Chaim Bertman (Stand-up Tragedian)

    At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Events in 2002:

January 12:
    White Noise Radio Theatre
    Jan Richman -- Because The Brain Can Be Talked Into Anything
    Shauna Rogan -- Comet Magazine, Mississippi Review
    Cara Bruce -- Best Bisexual Women's Erotica, Viscera
    Annalee Newitz -- Techsploitation, Bad Subjects, White Trash
    Jamez Smith -- SAFE
March 9:
    John Shirley -- Demons, Spider Moon
    Michelle Tea -- Valencia
    Paul Addis
    Mike Spiegleman -- Mock Cafe, Fresh Robots
    M. Christian -- Dirty Words, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures
    Charles Anders -- The Lazy Crossdresser, ZYZZYVA
April 13:
    Kirk Read -- How I Learned To Snap
    Dana Cory -- Qcomedy, Dojo Fabuloso
    Candice Hern -- The Bride Sale, Miss Lacey's Last Fling
    Simon Sheppard -- Hotter Than Hell , Rough Stuff
    Rudy Rucker -- Spaceland, Bruegel, Realware
May 18:
    Hank Hyena -- Sfgate.com, salon.com
    Carol Queen -- Exhibitionism for the Shy, Best Bisexual Erotica
    Richard Kadrey -- Kamikaze L'Amour, Metrophage
    Thea Hillman -- Depending On the Light
    Sam Tsitrin -- Watchword, Exquisite Corpse
June 15
    Lynn Breedlove -- Godspeed
    Daphne Gottlieb -- Why Things Burn, Pelt
    Thomas Roche - Noirotica, Dark Matter
    Cory Doctorow - Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom
    Annalee Newitz - Techsploitation, White Trash, Bad Subjects
    Heather Gold - Qcomedy, Ladyfest
July 13
    Charles Anders - The Lazy Crossdresser, ZYZZYVA
    Lori Selke - Tough Girls, Literotica
    Gerard Jones - Killing Monsters, Honey I’m Home
    Justin Chin - Burden of Ashes, Harmless Medicine, Bite Hard
    Miriam Ann Moore - Last Dance, Staying Alive, I Will Survive
    Jennifer Blowdryer - White Trash Debutante
August 10
    Cara Black - Murder in Belleville, Murder in the Sentier
    Ian Philips - See Dick Deconstruct
    Erica Olsen - ZYZZYVA
    Lauren Wheeler - poet
    John Marr - Murder Can Be Fun
    Pippi Lovestocking - Qcomedy, Stood Up!

    At Cafe Du Nord 2170 Market St., San Francisco, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Doors open at 5:30.
September 6
    Genderqueer lit from Charlie Girl Anders - The Lazy Crossdresser, ZYZZYVA
    Lovecraftian Horror from John D. Harvey - The Cleansing
    Journalism from Kate Foley
    Erotica from Debra Hyde - Zaftig, Ripe Fruit, Erotic Travel Tales
    Stand-up comedy from pro wrestler Smudge Baby and Lucy Leprocy

    At Club Hell, 73 Richmond St., Providence, RI, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7:00.
September 28
    Charlie Girl Anders - Godhatesfigs.com, The Lazy Crossdresser, ZYZZYVA
    Tristan Taormino - Pucker Up, Tristan Taormino's True Lust
    Johanna Clearfield - Gotham Comedy Club
    Jane LeCroy - Treasure of Love, Deep Black
    Nick Mamatas - Northern Gothic

    At Remote Lounge, 327 Bowery above 2nd. St., New York NY, from 6 to 9 PM.
October 19
    Poet Cas McGee - SF Poetry Slam Team
    Comedian Nina Arnelli - HBO
    Zinester Lynn Peril - Pink Think, Mystery Date
    Journalist Joel Schalit - Jerusalem Calling, Punk Planet, The Anticapitalism Reader
    Smutter Greg Wharton - Suspect Thoughts, Of The Flesh
    Fantasy Author Tim Pratt - Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Flesh Blood
    Other guests TBA

    At Cafe Du Nord 2170 Market St., San Francisco, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Doors open at 5:30.
November 22
    Jim Munroe - Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask, Angry Young Spaceman and Everyone In Silico;
    Mina Hartong - Mimi's Wedding, Gotham Comedy Club, Don't Tell Mama's, Comedy Studio
    Annalee Newitz - Techsploitation, Bad Subjects, White Trash
    Cecilia Tan - Black Feathers, The Velderet, Circlet Press
    Talia Kingsbury - Origin/Destino
    Lauren Slater - Welcome To My Country, Prozac Diary, Lying, Love Works Like This

    At The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30.
November 30
    Leslie Carroll - Miss Match
    Ducky Doolittle - Playboy TV, Deviant Desires
    Ellen Pall - Among the Ginzburgs, Corpse De Ballet
    Darlene Violette - Warm up comic for the Ricki Lake show; MAC Award nominee for Best Female Comic
    Vittoria repetto - Mudfish, Earth's Daughters, Patterson Literary Review
    Barbara Chepaitis - These Dreams, Feeding Christine
    Steve Sawicki - Absolute Magnitude, Fantastic Stories

    At Remote Lounge, 327 Bowery above 2nd. St., New York NY, from 6 to 9 PM.
December 6
    Connie Wilkins/Sacchi Green - Strange Horizons, Best Lesbian Erotica 99-02
    Alana Devich - Comedy Connection, Comedy Studio
    Sara Seinberg - Sister Spit, K'Vetch
    Pagan Kennedy - Black Livingstone, The Exes, Sonora Review
    Charles Anders - The Lazy Crossdresser, ZYZZYVA
    Rich Mackin - Dear Mr. Mackin

    At The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30.

Events in 2001:

April 1, 2001:

April Fools Paradise

    Tarin Towers (Sorry We're Close)
    Juba Kalamka aka PointFiveFag
    Linda Poelzl (Tough Girls)
    Dan Rothenberg (Kung Pao Kosher Comedy)
    Attaboy! and Burke (Tentacle Sessions)
    Max Wolf Valerio (Gendernauts)
    Bill Brent (Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Men)
    Annalee Newitz (Techsploitation)
    m.i. blue (Dadafest, Wordfuck)
    DJ Mermaid spins

    At Cafe Du Nord 2170 Market St., San Francisco, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Doors open at 5:30.