“I’m really proud to champion an organization that supports girls in finding their voicse and empowering them through self-expression.
Those voices can change minds.” —ANNIE DUKE, World Series of Poker Champion
Gaming for Girls Write Now featuring Annie Duke is Thursday, November 30th at Pen + Brush. 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 a World Series of Poker bracelet winner, the winner of the 2004 Tournament of Champions and the only woman to win the NBC National Poker Heads Up Championship. She has authored four books on poker and on February 6, 2018, she will release her first book for general audiences called Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. As a professional speaker and decision strategist, she merges her poker expertise with her cognitive psychology graduate work at UPenn. She focuses on improving decision making and critical thinking skills, and developing individual and cultural supports to overcome cognitive bias. She is a founder of How I Decide, a non-profit that creates curricula and tools to improve decision making and critical thinking skills for under-served middle schoolers. She also serves on the National Board of After School All Stars, a non-profit that provides three hours of after school programming daily to more than 90,000 inner city youth across the country. In 2016 she was asked to join the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Franklin Institute.
Other featured poker players include Maria Konnikova, author of The Biggest Bluff & 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.