What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck (Theme: Aftermath)
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan St, between 8th and 9th)
When: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:00pm–9:00pm, house opens 6:30pm
How Much: Tickets are $10 advance, $5 with a potluck dish, and $12 at the door
Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck is an intimate monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together to eat, write, and share. Head to Feast of Words on the third Tuesday of each month to discover local chefs and writers, bring a dish on the monthly theme and share your on-the-spot writing to be entered in a drawing for edibles, books and other prizes!
On Tuesday, February 19, 7 to 9pm, Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck features a reading and writing exercise led by Virgie Tovar, who will read an essay from her book, Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion, and perhaps from a work-in-progress of young-adult fiction.
“In addition to her well-honed sense of style, Tovar has an uncanny ability to turn the most complex and taboo issue into a preternaturally eloquent one-liner and a robust, infectious laugh,” writes Maggie Winterfeldt in this recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Culinary guest Rose “Slam” Johnson anchors the evening’s potluck with a savory hot dish inspired by Tovar’s book. As always, guests can bring a dish, take part in a writing exercise and share the work they have created for a chance to win literary and culinary prizes.
About Virgie Tovar
Virgie Tovar, MA is a body image expert and coach. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). She holds a Master’s degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching “Female Sexuality” at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2005, she went on to host “The Virgie Show” (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is certified as a sex educator and was voted Best Sex Writer by the Bay Area Guardian in 2008 for her first book. Virgie and her work have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bust Magazine, Jezebel, 7×7 Magazine, XOJane, Golden Gate Express and SF Weekly as well as on Women’s Entertainment Television and The Ricki Lake Show. She lives in San Francisco and offers workshops, lectures and coaching worldwide. Find her online at www.virgietovar.com.
About Rose “Slam” Johnson
Rose “Slam” Johnson is an Oakland based personal chef, food consultant and bicycle safety instructor. Slam is fascinated by the ways we organize food distribution, transportation and community. Slam believes people come together over food, sharing dreams for conversations and connections, and meals come together with a little know-how and a lot of experimentation. Slam is one of the organizers of Queer Camp, a sliding scale annual weekend of camping, playing, and hiking for adults. Queer Camp donates proceeds to queer youth programs. Apothocurious, a community supported culinary adventure, was born when friends were shocked and inspired by Slam’s suggestions of random, yet shockingly complimentary, combinations, add-ons, and wild cards, to help create dinner. Apothocurious offers personalized catering services through “Hot Bike!”–– a kitchen on the back of a bicycle. Learn more about how to book personal chef, food consulting or catering services at www.apothocurious.com.
Photo above: Russell Yip, The San Francisco Chronicle