Tickets are selling out fast! Don't miss your chance to attend this exciting event with even more spellers added to the roster!
THE BEE-IN, A Spelling Bee to Benefit Small Press Distribution will be an old fashioned spelling bee but with alcohol and more fun! The proceeds will help support the work of SPD, the nation's only remaining non-profit distributor of literary small press books.
Drinks, Nibbles & Spelling!
Monday, May 14th - Crown Point Gallery, 20 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco
Doors Open @ 6:30 (Bee starts at 7:30 and lasts for about an hour)
Cocktails courtesy of Craft Distillers, pouring Hangar One Vodka
MC: NPR commentator Laura Sydell (All Things Considered)
Judge: San Francisco Chronicle Book Editor Oscar Villalon
Spellers (With More to Come!):
- Cookbook guru Mollie Katzen (The Enchanted Broccoli Forest )
- "Sexpert" Susie Bright (Best American Erotica )
- Author and Stanford professor Tobias Wolff (Old School )
- Ex-stripper Stephen Elliott (Happy Baby )
- Jack Spicer biographer and former New York state Spelling Bee champion Kevin Killian (Little Men )
- Political commentator George Lakoff (Don't Think of an Elephant! )
- Former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez
- Writers with Drinks diva Charlie Anders (Choir Boy )
- Author and teacher Melanie Abrams (Playing forthcoming from Grove/Atlantic)
- New York Times bestselling novelist Beth Lisick (Everybody Into the Pool )
- "Riot grrrl" Michelle Tea (Rose of No Man's Land ).
- Best-selling fiction writer Daniel Mason (The Piano Tuner )
- Award-winning author Nona Caspers (Heavier than Air )
- Novelist Marc Lecard (Vinnie's Head )
- Novelist, poet, teacher and literary magazine editor Maxine Chernoff (Among the Names )
- Poet and former SPD Board Member Forest Hamer (Rift )
- Cultural leader Penny Cooper
- (NEW!!) Journalist, subculture skipper, and novelist Kemble Scott (SoMa)
General Admission Tickets: $50
Patron Tickets: $250
For Directions to Crown Point Gallery, please click here.
Parking: at 5th & Mission garage or at lot on 3rd between Howard & Folsom