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SHIPWRECK / Catcher in the Rye
The Booksmith
San Francisco, CA
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Presented by The Booksmith and Write Club SF

SHIPWRECK is now returning every month!

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 (this time, The Catcher in the Rye), 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 their character  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, includes drinks. Tickets available in the store and at Brown Paper Tickets online

September's Writers:

Ken Grobe is a San Francisco-based writer and filmmaker. He has penned short stories for Penguin Books, created award-winning digital advertising campaigns, and edited graphic novels for a host of publishers. He has also scripted and produced twenty comedy shorts, mostly for SF sketch comedy stalwarts Killing My Lobster. And he performed on THE GONG SHOW onceand won. Ask him about it sometime.

Nate Waggoner is a writer for KQED Pop and an MFA candidate in Fiction at SFSU. 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, 851, Bang Out, and Write Club SF. He and his ex-girlfriend host a romance advice podcast called "Invitation to Love," available on iTunes.

Kelly McNerney cries in public and very inappropriate settings more often than not.  She's got a weird thing for cats, and is thinking about starting a blog called "Shit that only happens to Kelly McNerney".  It might include things like getting hit on by elderly cab drivers around the bay area, or getting her gym clothes stolen out of the locker while she is showering.  She is enthusiastic about poetry, translation, beer, awkward social interactions, and the Booksmith crew.  She just earned her MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State, where she also served as an Editor for Fourteen Hills. She's been published in some lit journal in Wisconsin, some other places, and has no comment in regards to the Miley Cyrus episode.  

Maggie Tokuda-Hall has an MFA in creative writing from USF, she's the Children's department director for Books Inc. (11 stores), and she signed her first book deal in January, with. Candlewick, for a picture book called And Also an Octopus. She requires constant adult supervision.

Jeff Hersh has been on an adolescent angst-fueled rampage for nearly three decades. First as an emotionally-stunted angsty high school English teacher, and later as an emotionally-stunted angsty student at USC where he received an MFA in filmmaking, as well as several awards and accolades for his short films. His film Give Up the Ghost played in festivals across the country. He can also be found writing scripts, stories, and novels, and for various hockey and comic book blogs. As it is impossible to be angsty as a corgi-owning American, Jeff now prefers the more mature descriptor, "post-emo".

Allison Page is a beauty school dropout from northern Minnesota with a degree in gumption. She writes dialogue for video games by day and writes plays, jokes, sketches for Killing My Lobster and nonsense by night. Her blog "Everything is Already Something" appears on San Francisco Theater Pub's site every other Wednesday. She has a short play about the Trojan War in the SF Olympians Festival in November and her full length play "Hilarity" will emerge for its world premiere in 2014.
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The Booksmith (View)
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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Arts > Literary
Comedy > Improv
Social > Adult

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


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