Tickets are now available for the fifth annual BEE-IN, A Spelling Bee to Benefit Small Press Distribution. Don't miss your chance to attend this exciting event, coming up on May 16th!
DRINKS, AUCTION, DELECTABLES & SPELLING
THE BEE-IN is an old-fashioned spelling bee but with alcohol, tasty nibbles, and more fun! Thank you to Crown Point Gallery for providing the beautiful setting for this event. Proceeds support the work of SPD, the nation's only remaining non-profit distributor of literary small press books.
Food & Drinks kindly provided by ThirstyBear, La Boulange & St. George Spirits.
6:30: Drinks, Delectables & Auction
7:30: Spelling Bee
Emcee: Sedge Thomson of KALW & West Coast Live
Judge: Geoffrey Nunberg, NPR commentator, professor at UC Berkeley, and board member of the American Heritage Dictionary
Charlie Jane Anders, writer, editor, publisher & satirist, Choir Boy, impresario of Writers with Drinks and former Queen Bee
Robert Avila, senior theatre critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian
Bill Berkson, poet, critic and teacher, and the author of For the Ordinary Artist: Short Reviews, Occasional Pieces and More
Susie Bright, international lecturer and writer on sexuality, her new memoir is Big Sex, Little Death (Seal Press)
Sylvia Brownrigg, novelist, author of The Delivery Room (Picador), and a former Queen Bee
Cara Black, bestselling mystery writer, author of the Aimee Leduc mystery series including, most recently, the 11th book in the series, Murder in Passy (Soho Crime)
Frances Dinkelspiel, writer and freelance journalist, the author of Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California (St. Martin's Press)
Laura Fraser, bestselling memoirist & travel writer, author most recently of All Over the Map (Crown), named National Geographic Traveller Book of the Month
L. John Harris, culinary cartoonist, garlic activist, and the author of Foodoodles: From the Museum of Culinary History--cartoons & commentaries on the subject of California/American food culture.
Kevin Killian, poet, novelist, critic and playwright, author of Impossible Princess (City Lights) which won the 2010 Lambda Award, and SPD's reigning King Bee
Matt Stewart, author of the first novel released entirely on Twitter, The French Revolution (Soft Skull), named Best Book of 2010 by the SF Chronicle
Laura Sydell, Arts & Technology Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition
Michael Gene Sullivan, actor, director, teacher and head writer for the San Francisco Mime Troupe
Jill Tracy is a singer, pianist, writer, composer, and performance artist based in San Francisco. Hailed by critics as "a femme fatale for the thinking man," she has won multiple awards (including Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay) and a passionate following for her evocative cinematic songs, old-world glamour, and curious passion for strange tales. LA Weekly calls her "the cult darling of the Underworld."