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Opening Night Gala: Science Fiction & Fantasy Presented by Karen Joy Fowler

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Join us at our Season Five Opening Night Gala and fundraiser, featuring award-winning science fiction and fantasy.

To kick off our 2017-18 season, best-selling author and Booker Prize finalist Karen Joy Fowler will present two writers she selected for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, Will Kaufman and Liz Ziemska. Hear actors bring strange worlds to life, chat with old friends and new, and help support our fifth season in Davis! Authors will be on hand to sign books. The evening will also include a silent art auction, good eats, and—back by popular demand—a refreshing Pimm's Cup cocktail. When you buy your tickets, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a season subscriptionthat means free entry to our October–June events for you and a guest! We'll announce the winner at the gala.

Your ticket also comes with a limited-edition Stories on Stage Davis canvas tote bag, designed by Davis artist and writer Madeline Gobbo and screenprinted by Sacramento artist Eric Frankenstein. These large, heavy-duty totes are perfect for your farmer's market haul. Or load them up with books and drive to the beach!

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Karen Joy Fowler is the author of seven novels and four short story collections. Her 2013 novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. The Jane Austen Book Club spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and was a New York Times Notable Book. Fowler’s previous novel, Sister Noon, was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Her debut novel, Sarah Canary, was a New York Times Notable Book, as was her second novel, The Sweetheart Season. In addition, Sarah Canary won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian, and was listed for the Irish Times International Fiction Prize as well as the Bay Area Book Reviewers Prize. Fowler’s short story collection Black Glass won the World Fantasy Award in 1999, and her collection What I Didn’t See won the World Fantasy Award in 2011. (Photo: Brett Hall Jones)

Will Kaufman's work has appeared in a number of publications, including Lightspeed Magazine, [PANK], and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He received an MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis, an MFA from the University of Utah, and attended the Clarion Workshop in 2013. He currently lives in LA, where he works as an editor at Edmunds.com. You can find Will online at www.kaufmanwrites.com.

Liz Ziemska is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Interfictions: 2, Strange Horizons, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Pushcart Prize XLI, and has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. A novella entitled Mandelbrot the Magnificent is forthcoming from Tor/St. Martin’s Press in November 2017. She lives in Los Angeles.

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