Cancer Bitch to emcee at Obama FUNdraiser
Cancer Bitch aka S.L. Wisenberg will MC at a literary fundraiser for Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago.
5:30 pm- Reception and silent auction of signed books (by the readers, as well as Reg Gibbons, Rick Perlstein, Ayun Halliday & Paula Kamen)
6:30 pm- A flock of local writers will read work that is very fun, very interesting, very political (in the broadest sense) and very very brief: Sara Paretsky, Stuart Dybek, Haki Madhubuti, Rosellen Brown, James McManus, Jonathan Messinger, Roger Bonair-Agard, Kevin Coval, Michelle Goldberg, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Kristiana Rae Colón, Tom Geoghegan, Marcus Sakey, Libby Hellman, Carlos Cumpian & Cris Mazza, and non-silent auction of political cartoons by Nicole Hollander, Jennifer Berman, Tom Bachtell, Pat Byrnes & Tim Jackson.
8 pm- Viewing of the final Obama-McCain debate
Cost is $60/person at the door, $50 in advance, on line. People under 25 can pay their ages.
To buy your ticket, go to http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/WritersandCartoonists and hit “Donate” on the thermometer. Cartoonists and authors who'd like to donate their work to the auction: please e-mail Oct15Obama@gmail.com.