Writers with Drinks


Writers With Drinks is a literary event that has run monthly since 2001 in San Francisco, California. It is a spoken word variety show hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, who MCs and introduces the six readers from six different genres including literary fiction, poetry, stand-up comedy, erotica or porn, science fiction and fantasy, blogging, reporting, memoir, and non-fiction.[1]

Proceeds from the event benefitted the production of Other magazine until 2008; they are now donated to the Center for Sex and Culture. The long-lasting, eclectic and popular series has contributed to defining a generation of San Francisco Bay Area writers and spoken word performers.[2]


  • Best of the Bay Award. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.


  1. ^ Aiden Viziri, "Anderson at Writers With Drinks", San Francisco Chronicle, August 6, 2007. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/06/DD16R7IQJ1.DTL&hw=sept&sn=212&sc=071
  2. ^ Ruthe Stein, Heidi Benson, Joel Selvin, Robert Hurwitt. "News, notes and updates from the Bay Area arts and culture scene", San Francisco Chronicle, August 10, 2007. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/08/10/DD16R7IQQ.DTL.

External links

  • Official site