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August Reading

August 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Saturday, August 13th

Tad Williams & Deborah Beale

6:00PM doors and cash bar open
7:00PM Event begins
Suggested $5-$10 donation at the door or the bar enables us to support Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California

A special evening of reading and conversation with Tad Williams and his wife, Deborah Beale. Rick Kleffel, of The Agony Column will talk with both, and moderate a Q & A with the audience. Booksigning and schmoozing in the lounge follows; books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books.

All bar and tip proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California — to date, we’ve helped raise over $20,000 for the kids in our community!

Robert Paul “Tad” Williams, originally from San Jose, California, is the author of several fantasy and science fiction novels, including Tailchaser’s Song, the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, the Otherland series, and The War of the Flowers. Williams has just completed the Shadowmarch series, the first volume of which was published in November 2004. The second volume, Shadowplay, was published in March 2007. The third volume, Shadowrise, was published in March 2010, and the fourth volume, Shadowheart completed the series when published in November 2010.

In July 2006, Williams started publishing a new six issue comic mini-series called The Next through DC Comics. A second series for DC Comics called The Factory is currently in planning stages. In addition, Tad wrote Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis for DC Comics starting with issue #50, a project which began in March 2007 and ended with issue #57.

Deborah Beale was a longtime editor of books for adults and children in her native London before she began her career as a writer. Tad and Deborah live with their children in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, with far more cats, dogs, reptiles, pet ants, and banana slugs than they can count.

Together, Tad and Deborah are also currently working on a series of young-adult books called Ordinary Farm. The first volume, The Dragons of Ordinary Farm was published in June 2009 and a second book, The Secrets of Ordinary Farm is anticipated. Three more volumes are planned.

Rick Kleffel reports on literature, technology and whatever he can talk his editor into for National Public Radio. He hosts an hour of literary and theatrical talk Sundays at 6 PM Pacific Time on NPR Affiliate KUSP, 88.9 FM for the California Central Coast, and online at http://kusp.org/live. He rarely sleeps and sometimes plays electronic music. Check out The Agony Column for a plethora of literary reviews and interviews.

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive — BART/MUNI Montgomery Street station is right at our front door, and parking in San Francisco sucks!!! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; find a parking garage here.

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