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Writers With Drinks featuring Naomi Novik and Colson Whitehead
Apr 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $10
The spoken word “variety show” that rocked San Francisco is finally coming back to New York! Featuring Colson Whitehead, Naomi Novik, Annalee Newitz, Aparna Nancherla, Charlie Jane Anders, and Jee Leong Koh.
Where: The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, NYC
Door: $10 to $20 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit Housing Works
About the readers/performers:
Colson Whitehead’s new novel is The Underground Railroad. His previous books include The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death, Zone One, Sag Harbor, Apex Hides The Hurt, The Colossus of New York, John Henry Days and The Intuitionist. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, A Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
Naomi Novik’s latest book is Uprooted. She’s also the author of the Temeraire series of novels, including His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles and Tongues of Serpents. She also wrote the graphic novel Will Supervillains Be on the Final? She won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel.
Annalee Newitz is the author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Exctinction. She’s also the author of Autonomous, a novel coming in 2017 from Tor Books. She is the Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica, and the founding editor of io9. She was the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.
Aparna Nancherla has written for Late Night With Seth Meyers, and she wrote for (and sometimes appeared on) Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Other comedy credits include Conan on TBS, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @midnight, and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, VH1’s “I Love the 2000s”, and Fuse’s White Guy Talk Show.
Jee Leong Koh is the author of 4 books of poems and a book of poetic essays. His latest book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK’s Financial Times, and a Finalist by the Lambda Literary Awards. A poem from the book was selected by Carol Rumens as Poem of the Week in the Guardian. His work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Russian. Originally from Singapore, Jee lives in New York City, where he runs the arts website Singapore Poetry, and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.
Charlie Jane Anders is the host of Writers With Drinks, a spoken word “variety show” that mostly happens in San Francisco, and the editor of io9. Her new book is All the Birds in the Sky. She won a Hugo Award for her novelette “Six Months, Three Days.”