If you’re in San Francisco on Thursday, then I can save you from an evening of boredom by suggesting that you attend this:
Come hear readings from the newly-published anthology “She’s Such a Geek,” edited by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders. The book is a collection of first-person stories by women working in tech, science, game design, and other male-dominated “geeky” fields like tech law and even comic book writing. Bring a friend! Pass it on! Check out our blog at http://www.shessuchageek.com!
January 25, 2007 @ 7 PM
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
w/ Quinn Norton, Devin Grayson, Michelle Villanueva, Morgan Romine, Thida Cornes
What is this, you may ask, and luckily, the City Lights website has the answer (scroll down):
She’s Such A Geek is collection of essays by nearly two dozen female geeks of all persuasions talking about their lives, careers and hobbies. They tell about how they fell in love with science, technology or role-playing games. They explain how those pursuits have shaped their lives. And they reveal the challenges – and triumphs – they’ve experienced in mostly male-dominated fields.
If you’re not convinced already, then check out the blog for the book. And if you’re in San Francisco and not free on Thursday, you’re in luck: There’s another reading for the book on February 1st at Modern Times bookstore, with Jenn Shreve, Ellen Spertus, Corie Ralston, Kristin Abkemeier and Jessica Dickinson Goodman.
If you’re not in San Francisco, really, I can’t help you.