RE WRITE: AN EVENING WITH WRITERS IN RECOVERY
From the engorged gastronomic appetites of Samuel Johnson to the angry alcoholism of Truman Capote and the exuberant excess of Hunter S. Thompson, writers seem to possess an insatiable need for extremism to counter their solitary existence. Tonight Litquake is proud to present a collection of authors who have made it through the crucible of recovery with pen in hand, and are writing some of the best work of their careers. Hosted by Patrick Hughes. Book sales and signing to follow. Co-sponsored by Foundations Recovery Network, foundationsrecoverynetwork.com. Co-presented by Central Recovery Press, Cleis Press, and Conari Press.
Tim Elhajj is author of "Dopefiend: A Father's Journey from Addiction to Redemption." His nonfiction essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Brevity, Guernica, Sweet,The Yalobusha Review, Together, and Relief.
Patrick Hughes has been involved in the Bay Area publishing scene for nearly two decades. He is now the sales and marketing manager for Central Recovery Press.
Alan Kaufman is author of the critically acclaimed memoir "Jew Boy" and is founder and dean of the Free University of San Francisco. His new memoir of recovery is "Drunken Angel" (Viva Editions/Cleis Press, November 2011).
Ali Liebegott is author of the award-winning books "The Beautifully Worthless" and "The IHOP Papers." She helped found The RADAR Lab free queer writer's retreat, and the annual Eli Coppola Memorial Chapbook Prize. aliliebegott.com
Wendy Merrill, author of "Falling into Manholes: The Memoir of a Bad/Good Girl," is described by Anne Lamott as "a wonderful new voicesmart, funny and wildly real."
Bucky Sinister is author of the self-help books "Get Up" and "Still Standing." He's also written a bunch of poetry books and recently released his poetry album Sensitive Badass on pink vinyl.
Cary Tennis writes the Salon.com advice column "Since You Asked" and is author of "Citizens of the Dream: Advice on Writing, Painting, Playing, Acting and Being." He also leads writing workshops and performs fiction and poetry.
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