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The Booksmith
San Francisco, CA
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Thursday Jun 20, 2013 7:30 PM - Thursday Jun 20, 2013 9:30 PM | $10.00


The Booksmith and WRITE CLUB San Francisco present

Good theatre for bad literature? Marital aid for book nerds? Competitive erotic fan-fiction at its finest? Shipwreck is all of these things.

Six great writers will destroy one great book, one great character at a time, in service of the transcendent and the profane (and also laughs). Marvel as beloved characters are plucked from their worlds and made to do stuff they were never meant to do in places they were never meant to see.

You choose the best Ship. The winning writer chooses the book for the next Shipwreck.

All stories will be recited by Shakespearean Thespian in Residence, Sir Steven Westdahl, from his private chamber at Booksmith Castle, both to preserve the majesty of the written work and to ensure the honesty of the audience when voting for a winner.

$10 - open bar - tickets in the store or at Brown Paper Tickets online (or 800-838-3006)

The competitors include

Sarah Griffin writes a lot of different things. She is from Ireland, and while living there she was a founding volunteer of the country's largest storytelling night. She has an MA in Writing from NUIG, and has interned with both Litseen and 826 Valencia. She currently contributes essays on emigration to The Irish Times, and performs and published poetry internationally. She is also the co-editor of poetry and photography journal, Bare Hands.

Ken Grobe has written ever so many things: award-winning advertising, short stories for Penguin anthologies, magazine articles for various pubs, articles on User Experience for WANT (which he co-founded), and sketches and videos for SF's Killing My Lobster comedy theater. He's also edited and translated graphic novels. But he always has time for you. You know that.

Nate Waggoner is a contributor to KQED Pop and an MFA candidate in Fiction at San Francisco State. His writing has appeared in SF Weekly, Sparkle & Blink, and thefanzine. He has read at KQED's New Kids on the Block Litcrawl event, Quiet Lightning, Bang Out, 851, Under the Influence, and Write Club SF. He and his ex-girlfriend host a romance advice podcast called "Invitation to Love," which is available on iTunes.

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

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Arts > Literary
Comedy > Improv

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


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