WHAT
2015 Inprint Poets and Writers Ball

WHERE
Houston Country Club, February 7

AMOUNT RAISED
$457,000

READERS
Nina McConigley (Cowboys and East Indians), Kimberly Meyer (The Book of Wanderings), Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning)

SPEAKER
Man Booker Prize–winning author Salman Rushdie

OVERHEARD
“We are fortunate that Salman triumphed over the fatwa and that he is here with us this evening,” —Michael Zilkha, introducing Rushdie

“I should warn you all that I’m not going to talk about that crap, but as for my little disagreement with the Ayatollah Khomeini, I will just point out that one of us is dead.” —Rushdie

430-plus
Attendees

—Catherine Matusow

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