GAMING FOR GIRLS
Pen + Brush welcomes back Girls Write Now for Gaming for Girls, featuring Annie Duke. Do you have what it takes to beat one of the best? Sit at the high stakes table and play against Annie. It’s a night of cards, culture and cocktails all to champion the next generation of writers and creative media makers.
Annie Duke is an author, and experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the behavior of decision making. On February 6, 2018, Annie’s first book for general audiences, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts will be released by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in 2018. As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet, and is the only women to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. A mom of four, she has written five books and raised more than $18 million for charities. Annie is a cofounder of HowIDecide.org, a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the NationSwell Council. In 2016 she joined the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute, one of America’s oldest and greatest science museums. She has also won a televised championship in rock-paper-scissors.
Other featured poker players include Maria Konnikova, author of The Biggest Bluff and contributing writer to the New Yorker; Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face; and Ellen Leikind, author of Poker Woman and CEO of POKERprimaDIVAS — plus plenty of action, including other casino games and exclusive prizes for non-poker players, too.