Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Local Authors Raise Funds for Katrina Survivors

Is it a battle of the benefits?

One group of authors will do a benefit reading for those affected by Hurricane Katrina on Friday, September 9 at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Another group will read on Monday September 19th at the Make Out Room in San Francisco.

Are competitive juices flowing? Which one will raise more money? Or is it merely a reflection of the sheer depth of talent and largesse in the Bay Area?

Pick your benefit:

Friday, September 9 at the Book Passage. Writers4Relief, 7 pm. Proceeds will go to the Red Cross. Authors include Amy Tan, Armistead Maupin, Lynn Freed, devorah major, Lalita Tademy, Elizabeth Dewberry, Robert Olen Butler, Paul Loeb, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Isabelle Allende, Ayelet Waldman, and Susanne Pari. Tickets are $20.

Monday, September 19 at the Make Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, at 7 pm.

Authors include Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Firoozeh Dumas, Julie Orringer, Peter Orner, Daphne Gottlieb, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Truong Tran, Michelle Richmond, Anne Marino, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Tom Barbash, and Michelle Tea.