Please join
Carol Edgarian, Tom Jenks, and Friends of Narrative
for a truly extraordinary evening of
Great Friends, Amazing Food, and Unforgettable Stories

Monday, March 5, 2018
6:00 p.m.
at Traci Des Jardins’s legendary Jardinière
300 Grove Street
San Francisco

Special offer: Those purchasing a table of six or more will have their portrait drawn by Liza Donnelly during dinner!

This is our primary fundraiser, and Narrative Night tickets are limited. Reserve your seats today.

About Narrative:

Narrative is a 100 percent reader-supported nonprofit founded in 2003 and based in San Francisco. We are dedicated to advancing literary arts in the digital age by supporting the finest writing talent and encouraging readership across generations, in schools, and around the globe.

Each year we publish more than three hundred artists, including emerging writers and winners of the Nobel, Pulitzer, and National Book Awards. Every dollar donated to Narrative supports the publication of great literature that’s available to readers every day, all year, for free.

In keeping with our mission of promoting literacy, the Narrative in the Schools program seeks to support teachers and deepen the engagement of students in the literary arts. Now in our third year of the “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest, we hope to grow our reach to students and teachers in underserved communities across the United States and around the world.

Please join us for an unforgettable evening of laughter and great storytelling. Come celebrate and support what is best about stories: how they move us, entertain us, and remind us of who we are.

Questions? Contact Leah Worthington.

Narrative Night Authors:

Ann Beattie, this year’s Narrative Storyteller Award honoree, is the author of numerous story collections, including What Was Mine, Follies, The State We’re In, and recently, The Accomplished Guest. She has also authored several remarkable novels, such as Chilly Scenes of Winter, Another You, and Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life. Her explorations of the subtle cruelties and desires of the heart have continually sustained and advanced the story form. She has been honored with the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for the Short Story.

Javier Zamora received the 2017 Narrative Prize for outstanding work by a new or emerging author. His poetry set “Sonoran Song and Other Poems” was also awarded Second Place in Narrative’s 30 Below Contest. Born in El Salvador, Zamora traveled alone to America at the age of nine. Now, eighteen years later, his reputation as a poet and immigrant advocate is widely recognized. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, he received his MFA from New York University and is a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His debut collection, Unaccompanied, was released from Copper Canyon Press on September 5.

Liza Donnelly, political cartoonist and activist, is the author of Women on Men, a finalist for the 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is a frequent cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker, Narrative, Forbes, The Nation, Huffington Post, and others, and is the resident cartoonist at CBS News. A frequent public speaker, Liza has delivered two popular TED talks and travels around the world for the US State Department. She is a charter member of the international organization Cartooning for Peace and the founder and editor of World Ink, a showcase for political art from around the globe.

Carol Edgarian is cofounder and editor of Narrative. Her novels include the New York Times–bestselling Three Stages of Amazement and the international bestseller Rise the Euphrates. Her essays, articles, and interviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, W, NPR, Narrative, and elsewhere. Edgarian is coeditor (with Tom Jenks) of a popular collection drawn from great writers’ diaries, The Writer’s Life: Intimate Thoughts on Work, Love, Inspiration, and Fame.

Tom Jenks is cofounder and editor of Narrative. He is a former fiction editor of Esquire, literary editor of Gentlemen’s Quarterly, and senior editor at Scribner, where he edited to great acclaim Hemingway’s posthumously published novel The Garden of Eden. With Raymond Carver, Jenks edited American Short Story Masterpieces, an anthology widely used in college and university classes for the past thirty years. He is the author of A Poetics of Fiction: Six Chapters on the Art of Imaginative Prose. His work has appeared in Harper’s, Ploughshares, Vanity Fair, Esquire, The American Scholar, and elsewhere.

A look back at previous Narrative Nights

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