Hello! Please come to a reading: Writers With Drinks: http://www.writerswithdrinks.com/
When: Saturday, July 12, 2008, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM
Who: Ishmael Reed, Marta Randall, Mistress Morgana, Susan Browne, Frances
Lefkowitz, and Ray Molina
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St. between Mission and Valencia, San
How much: $3 to $5 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit local nonprofits.
About the readers/performers:
Ishmael Reed has been described as one of today's most pre-eminent African
American literary figures. He's the author of The Free-Lance Pallbearers,
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, Mumbo Jumbo, Fligth to Canada, The Last Days
Of Louisiana Red, Reckless Eyeballing, and Japanese By Spring. His New And
Collected Poems won the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal. He
received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998. He's recently started working with
Jazz musicians and composers on three CDs: Conjures 1, 2, and 3.
Susan Browne's poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, River City, The Mississippi Review, Gargoyle, Margie and other literary journals and anthologies, such as 180 More, Extraordinary Poems for Everyday, edited by Billy Collins. Her awards include prizes from the Chester H. Jones Foundation, the National Writer's Union, the Los Angeles Poetry Festival, and the River Styx International Poetry Contest. Her first book, Buddha's Dogs was selected as the winner of The Four Way Books Prize by Edward Hirsch. She also has a word/music CD with poet Kim Addonizio, Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing, available from cdbaby.com.
Mistress Morgana's stories appear in the anthologies Politically Inspired
and Sex For America: Politically Inspired Erotica.
Marta Randall's science fiction books include the Nebula-nominated Islands,
A City In The North, Journey, Dangerous Games, The Sword Of Winter, Growing
Light, and Those Who Favor Fire. She also edited for New Dimensions and
Nebula Awards 19. She was president of the Science Fiction Writers Of
Ray Molina is part of the comedy show Oddly Americana, which has performed
at the Rite Spot in Sacramento and elsewhere.
Frances Lefkowitz is working on a memoir, How To Have Not. She writes a
books column for Body + Soul magazine and she's the author of Marilyn Monroe
and David Letterman, both part of Chelsea House Publishers' Pop Culture
Legends series. Her writing appeared in The Sun, Poets & Writers, Glimmer
Train, Fiction and the Northeast Journal.
Causes Susan Browne Supports
Run Together, A Race to Raise Money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society