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Jack London Square


Invites You to An Evening of

Perspicuous Entertainment

with author

Karen Elizabeth Gordon

Friday, September 19, at 7pm

Geographical, literary, and linguistic wanderluster

Karen Elizabeth Gordon is the author of The Ravenous Muse,

The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales, Paris Out of Hand,

and an expanding collection of mischievous language handbooks

that have become cult classics and classroom godsends:

The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The Well-Tempered Sentence

(handbooks for the innocent, the eater and the doomed), The Disheveled

Dictionary, and Torn Wings and Faux Pas: A Flashbook of Style,

A beastly Guide Through the Writer's Labyrinth. Also due in October is

My Dear Mother: Stormy, Boastful and Tender Letters by Distinguished

Sons-from Dostoevsky to Elvis.

Karen shuffles between Berkeley, France and

other places on real and imaginary maps.

With the assistance of actor Laura Shepard,

Karen will perform scenes from

Paris Out of Hand, as well as give a colorful reading from her new book

The Disheveled Dictionary.


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