A white woman in her late 30's with short dark curly hair and a black top regards the camera while holding a champagne flute filled with pink liquid to her lips.




Lindsay Merbaum is a witchy writer and high priestess of home mixology crafting cocktails inspired by the moods and themes of contemporary reads. Her essays, reviews, interviews, and booktail recipes have appeared in Electric Literature, Bustle, LA Review of Books, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, Bitch Media, and others. Released in the fall of 2021 from Creature Publishing, her experimental queer feminist horror novel The Gold Persimmon is a Foreword Indies finalist. Follow her on her website, or on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @pickyourpotions.


SESSION: Mixology 101 for Writers

Join queer feminist horror author and high priestess of home mixology Lindsay Merbaum for Mixology 101 for Writers. Learn bar basics while you enjoy literary cocktail trivia and follow along as Lindsay demos a few classic drinks, along with the signature booktails she brewed up for the all-conference reads Grievers and The Natural Mother of the Child.