Tickets are selling out fast for THE BEE-IN, A Spelling Bee to Benefit Small Press Distribution. Don't miss your chance to attend this exciting event with even more spellers added to the roster!
THE BEE-IN is an old fashioned spelling bee but with alcohol and more fun! Proceeds support the work of SPD, the nation's only remaining non-profit distributor of literary small press books.
Drinks, Nibbles and Spelling!
Doors open at 6:30 (Bee starts at 7:30 and lasts for about an hour)
Emcee: Josh Kornbluth, TV personality & Host of the Josh Kornbluth Show.
Judge: Berkeley arts activist & cultural leader Penny Cooper
Spellers (with more to come!):
* "Writers with Drinks" diva & last year's Queen Bee Charlie Anders (Choir Boy )
* Cookbook Guru Mollie Katzen (The Enchanted Broccoli Forest )
* San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll
* KQED host of Forum Michael Krasny (Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life )
* Artist Catherine Wagner (Works represented at Museum of Modern Art N.Y., the Whitney, SF MOMA, among others)
* Novelist & Oprah's List author Lalita Tademy ( Red River )
* Jack Spicer biographer and former New York state Spelling Bee champion Kevin Killian (Little Men )
* Ex-stripper Stephen Elliott (Happy Baby and Sex for America: Politically Inspired Erotica )
* Novelist and poet Kim Addonizio (My Dreams Out in the Street)
* Political commentator George Lakoff (Don't Think of an Elephant! )
* Crime novelist Domenic Stansberry (The Ancient Rain )
* Crime novelist Marc Lecard (Vinnie's Head and Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology )
* "Body+Soul" columnist, biographer and memoirist Frances Lefkowitz (David Letterman and Marilyn Monroe )
* Poet and novelist Mary Mackey (The Notorious Mrs. Winston and Breaking the Fever)
* Eco-feminist author Susan Griffin (Wrestling with the Angels of Democracy: On Being American)
* Former tag-team haiku champion, activist, and author Thea Hillman (For Lack of a Better Word)