9th Ave: Bad Advice from Bad Women

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.


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Charlotte Shane hosts a night of incendiary readings from some of the best women writing today. Readers include Mallory Ortberg, Lydia Kiesling, Anna Pulley, Manjula Martin, Jane Hu and Esmé Weijun Wang.

About the Writers


Lydia Kiesling is the editor of The Millions. Her essays and criticism have appeared at The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Slate, and The New Yorker online, among other places. She was recognized in Best American Essays 2016. 


Anna Pulley is the author of the Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!). Her work has appeared in New York magazine and Mother Jones, on BuzzFeed, AlterNet, The Toast, and Salon, and in zines tastefully peppered with Ani DiFranco lyrics. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, and is a sex and relationship columnist for the Chicago Tribune and AfterEllen. Let her send you overly personal emails at tinyletter.com/annapulley


Mallory Ortberg is the cofounder of The Toast and the author of Texts From Jane Eyre. She currently writes for the Dear Prudence column at Slate.


Manjula Martin is the editor of the anthology Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living. Her writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Pacific Standard, SF Weekly, The Billfold, The Toast, and other publications. She is the managing editor of Zoetrope: All-Story, the fiction and art magazine published by Francis Ford Coppola, and she lives in San Francisco. 


Jane Hu is an English PhD student at UC Berkeley. She is working on a project about the remediations of popular Victorian genres in the contemporary global Anglophone novel, cinema, and television. Her work has appeared in Textual Practice, The Awl, The L.A. Review of Books, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Slate.


Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of THE BORDER OF PARADISE: A NOVEL, named one of NPR's Best Books of 2016, and is the recipient of the 2016 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize for her forthcoming essay collection, THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, Esmélives in San Francisco.


Charlotte Shane is an essayist, memoirist, and co-founder of TigerBee Press. The Guardian likened her written work to Charles Dickens, and Vice called her book Prostitute Laundry "addictive [and] intimate." Just like an opium den.


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Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living By Manjula Martin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501134579
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 3rd, 2017

A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world.

In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or

The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) By Anna Pulley, Kelsey Beyer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Pulley, Kelsey Beyer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250072641
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 19th, 2016

Lesbian sex has been confounding people since the dawn of time. What is it that two women do together exactly? The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) is a humorous guide to lesbian sex, dating rituals, and relationships, and aims to dispel all myths.

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Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters By Mallory Ortberg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627791830
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 4th, 2014

Hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange—from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O'Hara to Jessica Wakefield

The Border of Paradise By Esmé Weijun Wang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939419699
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Published: Unnamed Press - April 12th, 2016

A remarkable multigenerational novel, The Border of Paradise transports readers into the world of an iconoclastic midcentury family.

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