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Free All Three! Daniel Handler, Katie Crouch, Andrew Sean Greer and Lia Rose.
Date Monday December 06
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorJames Tracy
Emailjamestracysf [at]
Address3155 Scott
On December 6, New York Times bestselling authors based in the Bay Area will perform at a benefit for the effort to release Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer from prison in Iran. Organized by bestselling author Katie Crouch with the help of friends of Shane and Josh, the benefit will feature performances by:

• Daniel Handler, screenwriter, accordionist, and author of 24 books, including the Lemony Snicket works, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
• Andrew Sean Greer, bestselling author of The Story of a Marriage and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune.
• Lia Rose, San Francisco singer, songwriter, musician, and member of Built for the Sea.

MC’d by James Tracy, author of the Civil Disobedience Handbook and A Different Kind of Power: Working Class Whites in the Original Rainbow Coalition Melville House Fall 2011.

The benefit will also feature:
• An interview by Newsweek contributor and Stanford professor Chanan Tigay with the recently released Sarah Shourd about her experience in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.
• A screening of Songs to Enemies and Deserts, a film by Shane Bauer and David Martinez about Sudanese farmers and herders caught between two factions of armed rebels.

There will also be a silent auction of items such as private yoga classes, massages, signed first edition books, and cooking lessons by local luminaries.

Iranian forces detained Shane Bauer, his fiancée Sarah Shourd and their close friend Josh Fattal on July 31, 2009 while they were enjoying a recreational hike in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. Sarah was released on September 14, 2010, on humanitarian grounds after spending 410 days in solitary confinement. Shane and Josh remain in Evin Prison. More information can be found at
Added to the calendar on Saturday Nov 20th, 2010 6:31 PM
by James Tracy Saturday Nov 20th, 2010 6:31 PM
by James Tracy Saturday Nov 20th, 2010 6:31 PM

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