Tonight at the Literary Speakeasy

12140573_10153585802304277_5625257789361396242_nTHE HORROR!

To celebrate Halloween, this month’s Literary Speakeasy is all about martinis and nightmares. Join us for an evening of ghosts, zombies, monsters, and other spirits at Martuni’s, Wednesday, October 28. Show starts at 7PM.

Martuni’s is at 4 Valencia Street @Market Street in San Francisco.

The night’s readers are all amazing horror and sci-fi writers, including Samuel Sattin (The Silent End), David Edison (The Waking Engine), Loren Rhoads (Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel), and Wonder Dave (Entertainer and Poetry Slam Finalist). Host for the evening is James J. Siegel (How Ghosts Travel).

As always, Literary Speakeasy is FREE! And every audience member receives a FREE raffle ticket for a secret speakeasy prize given away at the end of the night. It’s our treat for coming out and supporting our writers!

Samuel Sattin is a novelist and essayist. He is the author of the novels The Silent End and League Of Somebodies, described by Pop Matters as “One of the most important novels of 2013.” His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Salon Magazine, io9, Kotaku, Publishing Perspectives, The Weeklings, The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, Litreactor, San Francisco Magazine, The Cobalt Review, Cent Magazine, and elsewhere. Also an illustrator, he holds an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and has a creative writing MFA from Mills College. He’s the recipient of NYS and SLS Fellowships. He lives in Oakland, California. Check out his website at

David Edison is the author of The Waking Engine. He was born in Saint Louis and currently divides his time between New York City and San Francisco. In other lives, he has worked in many flavors of journalism and is editor of the LGBTQ video game news site Find out more about David at

Loren Rhoads started telling herself stories when she was four or five, and her life changed after reading Dracula at age 10 and again after seeing Star Wars at 14. Telling true stories came later. She is the author of several novels, including The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes. Her first novel, co-written with Brian Thomas, was As Above, So Below, the story of a succubus who pursues an angel only to find herself possessed by a mortal girl’s ghost. Loren is also the author of Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel and the editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. For more on Loren, visit

Wonder Dave is a writer and performer from Minneapolis. He’s toured the country performing at poetry venues, schools, cabarets, science fiction conventions, burlesque shows, and bowling alleys. He was the recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Verve grant for spoken word artists in 2007. In 2010, Dave, as part of the Minneapolis Slam Team, appeared on the Group Piece Finals stage at the National Poetry Slam. In 2011 he was part of the top 20 semi-finalist Berkeley California slam team. Past acting credits include “The Awesome 80’s Prom” at Hennepin Stages, “Verbatim Verboten” directed by Michael Martin and “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball” at The Mendocino Theatre Company. Dave’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in the Legendary, Orange Room Review, Breadcrumb Scabs, Pedestal, Shit Creek Review, and Assaracus Magazine. He also hosts the monthly Tourette’s Without Regrets show held on the first Thursday of each month in Oakland. Visit Wonder Dave’s site at

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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