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Audrey Kalman, Dorcas Cheng Tozun, and other contributors from the San Francisco and Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m. Fault Zone: Shift Fault Zone: Over the Edge Please join us to celebrate the launch of Fault Zone: Shift, the fourth edition of the annual anthology published by the SF-Peninsula branch of the California Writers Club, a delightful series of short stories and poems that reflect the Bay Area. Published novelists who will be participating include the editors Audrey Kalman and Dorcas Cheng-Tozun. Audrey Kalman has been writing fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for more than 35 years. She published the novel Dance of Souls in 2011. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in two previous Fault Zone anthologies as well as in “The Sand Hill Review,” “Punchnels,” and “Every Day Fiction.” Kalman is a two-time first-place winner in the San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Arts competition. Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is a writer and editor whose personal essays and short stories have been published in Hong Kong, the U.K., and the U.S. She loves working with individual authors to make their short stories, essays, and books as compelling as possible. Previously she oversaw program management, public relations, and corporate communications for various nonprofits, government agencies, and social enterprises in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently writing a full-length memoir about her experience as a Chinese American living in Shenzhen, China.
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Credit: Beth GwinnGuy Gavriel KaySaturday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. River of Stars Hosted by Digital Moose Lounge in Saratoga In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China’s Tang Dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later with an epic of prideful emperors, battling courtiers, bandits and soldiers, nomadic invasions, and a woman battling in her own way, to find a new place for women in the world – a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty. Guy Gavriel is the author of eleven previous novels and a volume of poetry. He won the 2008 World Fantasy Award for his novel Ysabel and the International Goliardos Prize, and is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. Tickets are $30 and include a short reading, an interview, a reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, and chatting over drinks with the author. To purchase tickets, please click HERE.