SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- September Williams, American physician-writer, bioethicist and filmmaker reads from Chasing Mercury at LitCrawl SF 2016. This General Fiction connects Eco-Romance to human rights and environmental justice. Inspired by events leading to the 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury, the book honors First Nation and journalists' leadership in ecological protection. Chasing Mercury is the first in a series of three novels. Williams' reading is part of an hour session, National Writers Union Takes On Social Justice, also featuring writers Lizette Wanzer, Henry Millstein and Sarah Kornfeld. One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, Lit Crawl-SF attracts 10,000 people.
In Chasing Mercury, an epileptic Black ballerina loses contact with her lover, a First Nation Powwow dancer, journalist and whistleblower on mercury poisoning. Searching for him over months, unlikely heroes help the lovers' reunion, putting them in mortal danger while identifying the earliest North American human mercury poisoning—Canadian Minamata disease. An epic love story, Chasing Mercury spans decades, continents, and the world's waterways.
LitCrawl-SF reading: Chasing Mercury, October 15, 2016, 7:15 pm-8:15 pm, Noisebridge, 2169 Mission Street, 94110
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Biography: September Williams, MD-writer, bioethicist and filmmaker, trained as a Lowell T. Coggeshall Fellow at the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. An author/editor of books, articles and films about bioethics and justice, based in the San Francisco Bay area, she is a member of the National Writers Union and the International Federation of Journalists.
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