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PICK OUR BRAINS: Fiction Authors with Published Books!

We're introducing a new series at The Ruby called "PICK OUR BRAINS," bringing together individuals for whom the question "Can I pick your brain?" is frequently asked. While we love to be helpful — and we too were once in the position of just starting out! — we also simply don't have all the time in the world. Enter the "Pick Our Brains" event series. We'll be bringing together a few Rubies and friends of Rubies who are uniquely positioned in their fields, and able to offer insight to folks who want advice or are curious about what they do. We'll do this in a way that's maximally efficient, respectful of the brain pickees' time, and most importantly, fun.

For the second event in this series, we'll be featuring people who write fiction and have published novels and/or short story collections. Lineup to be confirmed, but will likely include (in no particular order): Namwali Serpell (The Old Drift), C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills is Gold), Jennie Chia-Chia Lin (The Unpassing), Meng Jin (Little Gods), R.O. Kwon (The Incendiaries), Rachel Khong (Goodbye, Vitamin), Rita Bullwinkel (Belly Up).

PLEASE NOTE: Ruby members, we ask that you bring a bottle of wine or nonalcoholic beverages (kombucha or coconut water, for example) to share. Nonmembers, your ticket will go toward buying dinner for our guests.