Geoff Pullum at The Make Out Room in San Francisco

Renowned linguist and wit Geoffrey Pullum (Far from the Madding Gerund) will be featured in Writers with Drinks at The Make Out Room on Saturday, May 12, 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00p.m. Address is 3225 22nd Street, between Mission and Valencia, in San Francisco.

from the website
Variety is more that just the name of Prince's favorite girl-singer sidekick. It's more than just having sex dressed as Alien Greenspan every once in a while. It's also a Literary Imperative! Which is why Writers With Drinks combines erotica with literature, stand-up comedy with science fiction and poetry with essays. Plus mystery, romance, memoir, rants and 'other.'

Others on the schedule for the evening include
Jami Attenberg (Instant Love)
Stephanie Paul (The Comedy Store)
Liz Maverick (Wired, Shards of Crimson)
Jaime Cortez (Sexile/Sexilo)
Blair (Black Rennaissance Noir, Burying The Evidence)

Cost of entry is $3 to $5 on a sliding scale. All proceeds go to Other magazine.

SF Weekly named Writers With Drinks events in Best of San Francisco 2006:

BEST LITERARY DRINKING. Charlie Anders' "Writers With Drinks" continues on, five years strong. What's her secret? Variety! ... You're bound to stay interested if you find yourself listening to revered children's author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) one moment and local comedian W. Kamau Bell the next. Throw in a few cartoonists, sex workers, radio hosts and big-shot authors like Andrew Sean Greer, Vendela Vida and Michelle Tea -- as well as the hostess ... and you've got a seriously (and not so seriously) good time.

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