Thursday, March 16, 2006

Calling all Bender Fans

Most of us who read good books know who Aimee Bender is. She is the queen of surreal, fairy-tale-esque short-stories and one hell of a writer. She plays with form and her stories are what made me realize that writing challenging and interesting material doesn't need to be predictable. And I think there are other authors that have followed suit due to her contributions in the literary world.

And if you like her as much as I do, you'll want to see her next Sunday, March 26th (at Wordtheatre.) For those of you who are virgins with the Wordtheatre experience, do not fret. This event will be one thing that requires nothing more than your presence. WordTheatre is this great thing that was created by Cedering Fox and provides you, the fan, the reader, the literai with food and entertainment. Here are the details:

Brunch with Aimee Bender and Her Stories
11 AM Readings at Noon
Aphrodisiac (a beautiful, new restaurant in the space formerly inhabited by
10351 Santa Monica Boulevard (Just East of Beverly Glen, free parking in the building)
Readers will include:
Jessica Capshaw (The Practice) reads What You Left in The Ditch The Girl in
the Flammable Skirt
David Krumholtz (Numb3rs) reads Loser from The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives) reads The Meeting from Willful Creatures

Jon Tenney (The Closer) reads Motherfucker from Willful Creatures

Aimee Bender reads a selection of her choosing.

Tickets are $40 and include a lovely buffet brunch. Please purchase your tickets early at for our special WordTheatre friends discount. Tickets are just $30 if purchased prior to Tuesday, March 21st at noon. The first ten full time students, people under twenty-two, or any card carrying union members (SAG, AFTRA, WGA, DGA, teachers union. etc.) who call the box office at 310-398-9999 may purchase tickets for just $25. Aimee Bender's books and WordTheatre CDs from Harper Collins Audio will be available for sale.

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