Charlie Jane Anders: Brad DeLong, Carol Queen and Farhad Manjoo at Writers With Drinks!:
We bring you "An Evening of Oversharing About Money"!
When: Saturday, July 12, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: J. Bradford DeLong, Carol Queen, Farhad Manjoo, Frances Lefkowitz and Charlie Jane Anders
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
About the readers/performers:
J. Bradford DeLong blogs at Equitable Growth and at Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality. He's professor of economics at U.C. Berkeley, a research associate of the NBER, and was from 1993-1995 a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He teaches economic history, macroeconomics, economic growth, and occasionally finance, political economy, and principles of economics. He writes, mostly, about the changing nature of the business cycle, the mainsprings of economic growth, the current economy in historical perspective, and the past economy in contemporary perspective.
Carol Queen is the founder of the Center for Sex and Culture, and staff sexologist at Good Vibrations. She's the author or editor of 11 books, including Exhibitionism for the Shy, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, PoMoSexuals, and Sex Spoken Here. She is working on a new memoir.
Farhad Manjoo is the "State of the Art" columnist for the New York Times. He previously worked at Salon, Slate, the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. He is the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.
Frances Lefkowitz is the author of To Have Not, a memoir about growing up poor in 1970s San Francisco, which was a SheKnows.com Best Memoir of 2010. Her personal essays have received special mentions for the Pushcart Prize (twice) and Best American Essays, and her fiction, flash fiction, and micro-memoir appear in Tin House, Glimmer Train, Fiction, Rick Barthelme’s New World Writing, and other journals.
Charlie Jane Anders is the organizer of Writers With Drinks and the managing editor of io9.com, a blog about science fiction and futurism. She won a Hugo Award for her novelette "Six Months, Three Days," which was also shortlisted for the Nebula and Sturgeon Awards. She'll be reading a short story about money that can think for itself.
About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won numerous "Best ofs" from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novels. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local 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.