Shipwreck Presents: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Murakami has a new book out on 10/9 (preorder link below), and censors in Hong Kong have declared it 'obscene,' so naturally, we're going in. 


Since none of you have read it, though, we're going way back to the missing cat and the creepy well that cemented Murakami's weird and terrible aesthetic in the collective mind: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle(Don't worry if you haven't read The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: consider this a gross Murakami bingo night, with weird dream sex, sullen young girls, Cutty Sark, and strange asides about spaghetti. We'll have swag, and probably copies of the new book to give away to lucky folks.)


Featured Writers: Calvin Albright, Sarah Blake, August winner Corin Chellberg, Christina Ortega, Danielle Truppi, and a mysterious anonymous donor.


$12 advance, $15 door, ticket includes *open bar* for 21+, and admission to the afterparty at The Alembic (1725 Haight). Seats tend to sell out fast; we encourage you to buy early.  Tickets on sale now


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.

I'm so lost and so scared

... an affront to literature.

wonderfully, masterfully, hilariously disgusting.

come if you are high on marijuana cigarettes and have done sex before.

Shipwreck will bring you to madness and you may never return.

I do not care for this.

lovingly rendered artisanal small batch nightmares



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-transferable and non-refundable.



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

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679775430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1998

Killing Commendatore: A novel By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525520047
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2018