writers speak out for obama event

This Saturday in New York, a number of high-profile South Asian writers are gathering for an event in support of Barack Obama: Writers Speak Out for Obama in New York on 10/4. Guest will include Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri and Kiran Desai, among others, who will share their thoughts on Obama and read from their work. Here are some details:
A Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed Citizens Presents:

Writers Speak Out for Obama!

Featuring literary stars:

Salman Rushdie
Jhumpa Lahiri
Kiran Desai
Suketu Mehta
Manil Suri
Akhil Sharma

(Writers will share their thoughts on Obama and read from their work.)

With filmmaker Mira Nair as emcee and jazz music provided by the AZA Jazz Collective

Saturday, October 4, 2008
6:00pm - 9:00 pm
(Program will begin at 6:30pm.)

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

$100 - General Admission
$250 - VIP Admission (reception begins at 5:00pm)
NOTE ON TICKET PRICES: On-line ticket sales will close at 3 pm this Friday, Oct. 3, after which tickets will be available only at the door. Ticket prices at the door will increase to $125 for general admission and $275 for VIP admission. Due to the turbulence in the financial markets, we have decided to postpone the ticket price increase to the day of the event rather than October 1 as originally announced.
It's happening Saturday evening, October 4 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. Ticket prices are a bit steep, but if you're a literary head, it looks like it's going to be a pretty cool event. For more information, and to RSVP for the event, visit the South Asians for Obama website here.

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