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WORD/PLAY: Game Night at The Booksmith
The Booksmith
San Francisco, CA
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WORD/PLAY: Game Night at The Booksmith
Ready? Name 5 book titles that could double as pick-up lines. We'll wait.

Now, you've got 30 seconds to describe To Kill a Mockingbird without using the words, "south", "trial", "racism", "slave", or "lawyer". Go.

Think you could guess the first line of a book you've never read based on its cover? Find out at our third iteration of Word/Play, as 2 teams of 3 writers sweat (and swear) for points in our nerdtastic games of literary ridiculata.

$15 gets you unlimited pizza from Club Deluxe, an open bar, Booksmith coupons, 120 minutes of rambunctious entertainment, swag, and the opportunity to join the teams and show off your wit and whimsy. Amy (Bookswap) Stephenson emcees.

The September team members:

Casey A. Childers authored the novel Bear Season and a collection of
soon-to-be-released short fiction called Beautiful Days are Wasted on
Ugly People. He co-founded the Bay's premiere philanthropic
competitive-reading series, WRITE CLUB San Francisco, and co-hosts the
semi-weekly podcast of the same name. His work can be found on iTunes as well as live on the stage of The Make-Out Room on the third Tuesday of every month.

Ken Grobe has tackled his writing career with the verve and focus of a moth in
a lamp store. He has edited graphic novel adaptations based on classic works
from Ray Bradbury, Raymond Chandler, and Douglas Adams. As an author,
he's published short stories and comic books. As a journalist, he's contributed
to national publications and co-founded Want Magazine, an online publication
dedicated to the art of User Experience design. He's also an award-winning
advertising writer and creates sketches and videos for SF comedy stalwarts
Killing My Lobster. But he always has time for you. You know that.

Esther Inglis-Arkell is a contributing editor at io9, writing science pieces and occasional rants about how movies should be more to her taste. Outside of io9, she writes about comics at Comics Alliance and at She's also the nonfiction editor for both Fantasy and Lightspeed magazine, where she matches science with science fiction, and wrangles people with doctorates into writing about cyborg uprisings.

Elise Proulx is all-around gal Friday for Litquake, San Francisco's Literary Festival and runs its Kidquake in the Schools program. She was formerly a literary agent, book editor, and journalist.

Dinah Sanders is an Awesomeness Coach, Discardian, and Blogger living on the web and in San Francisco. In addition to writing about Discardia  the holiday she founded  and making your life better,she also provides planning, productivity and workflow coaching services.

Stephen Westdahl is an Oakland-based actor, writer, playwright, improvisor, coach, and teacher. Born in Alameda, CA, he moved to Atlanta, GA after the Alameda Navy Base closed down. He now returns home after 18 years away bearing degrees in Theatre & Film and English from Emory University and souvenirs of time spent and art made at The Second City, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bali National Arts Festival, and other places like that in Russia and all over Europe. Steven was co-founder of the multimedia production company Collective Works in Atlanta and publisher of a half dozen variously titled 'zines and is co-founder and co-host of Write Club SF alongside fellow cornerman Casey Childers.



The Booksmith (View)
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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