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Featuring the Friday Forty

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 6:00 p.m. PT

What is the Friday Forty, you ask? Nothing less than your favorite long running sketch-comedy current-affairs monthly game show. Will our special literary contestants know the answers? Will you? WE JUST DON’T KNOW.

Scott Gimple & Dave Holmes: The Friday Forty

Hosted by Dave Holmes (Esquire Editor-at-Large, author of Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs) and Scott M. Gimple (executive producer of The Walking Dead)

Vanessa Hua
Vanessa Hua

Michael Jaime-Becerra
Michael Jaime-Becerra
Charlie Jane Anders by Sarah Deragon/Portraits to the People
Charlie Jane Anders
Wesley Stace - Press Photo by Mike Hipple
Music from Wesley Stace

Special musical act Wesley Stace (formerly known as John Wesley Harding)

With contestants Vanessa Hua (San Francisco Chronicle columnist and author of Deceit and Other Possibilities) and Michael Jaime-Becerra (associate professor of Creative Writing at UC Riverside and author of This Time Tomorrow) and Charlie Jane Anders (author of Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in a new young-adult trilogy, and Never Say You Can’t Survive)

Support your favorite literary magazine and enjoy an all-around good time from the comfort of your living room or anywhere else you prefer.

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