Shipwreck Presents: Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Try to still the beating of your hideous heart: for the month of October, we're presenting an array of stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe for our writers to sink their beaks into. 


Featuring stories based on The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Cask of Amontillado, The Mask of the Red Death, The Pit and the Pendulum, and, of course, The Goddamn Raven. Featured writers: Sarah Blake, Sang Kim, September winner Ken Grobe, Sarah Manolis, Kaeli Quick, and Meg Trowbridge.


$12 advance, $15 door, seats usually sell out fast. Ticket includes open bar for 21+ (but BYO Amontillado).


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Welcome, Shipsters, to San Francisco's premier literary erotic fanfiction event

Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on the first Thursday of every month at our home base, the Booksmith in San Francisco. 

Fics are blind-read by our Thespian-in-Residence, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and you choose the best ship before the writers are unmasked. The winner is cast off from polite society, and invited back the next month to defend their title. 
Critics are saying:
"... the most despicable literary event possible."
"... an affront to literature."
"It used to be we had to sit in dark, sticky booths to get these kinds of sleazy thrills."
"Come if you are high on marijuana cigarettes and have done sex before."
"... a vile, disgusting event.""Shipwreck will bring you to madness, and you may never return."
"...wonderfully, masterfully, hilariously disgusting."
"...punny sodomy and gross indecency."


PLEASE NOTE: No children are ever harmed at Shipwreck, and consent and inclusion are paramount. We're not dicks, we just like dick jokes.

Shipwreck tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason. 


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Staff Pick Logo
Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck Cover Image
By Amy Stephenson (Editor), Casey A. Childers (Editor)
ISBN: 9781455566426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 27th, 2016

Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Works (Leather-bound Classics) Cover Image
By Edgar Allan Poe, A. J. Odasso (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781607103141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Canterbury Classics - November 1st, 2011

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307474773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 1st, 2009