N. K. Jemisin
Kai Ashante Wilson
Tuesday, September 27th • doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)
Two favorites: one established and the other rising. Nora Jemisin has been with us any number of times, but never as Hugo Award-winning N. K. Jemisin. To say this is a thrill is an understatement. Our other reader is a rising star in the world of fantastic literature, and it is a pleasure to expand the pantheon of writers we have had the pleasure to host this past quarter-century.
Kai Ashante Wilson’s stories, "Super Bass" and "The Devil in America" can be read for free online at Tor.com; his story, "Kaiju maximus®" at Fantasy Magazine. His novellas The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps and A Taste of Honey are available for purchase from all fine e-book purveyors. His novelette, «Légendaire.», can be read in the anthology, Stories for Chip, which celebrates the legacy of science fiction grandmaster Samuel R. Delany. Kai Ashante Wilson lives in New York City.
N(ora). K. Jemisin is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels who lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo (three times), the Nebula (four times), and the World Fantasy Award (twice); shortlisted for the Crawford, the Gemmell Morningstar, and the Tiptree; and she has won a Locus Award for Best First Novel as well as the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award (three times). In 2016 she won the Best Novel Hugo for The Fifth Season, becoming the first black writer to win the award in that category. The second book in "The Broken Earth" trilogy, The Obelisk Gate, was just recently released.
Her short fiction has been published in pro markets such as Clarkesworld, Postscripts, Strange Horizons, and Baen’s Universe; semipro markets such as Ideomancer and Abyss & Apex; and podcast markets (mostly Escape Artists) and print anthologies. Her first seven novels, a novella, and a short story collection are out now from Orbit Books.
She is currently a member of the Altered Fluid writing group. In addition to writing, she has been a counseling psychologist and educator (specializing in career counseling and student development), a sometime hiker and biker, and a political/feminist/anti-racist blogger.
The Cafe has excellent food, a coffee bar, beer and wine. The Jenna freebie table will offer books and goodies, as will the raffle for any who donate.
After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks at the cafe.
Jim Freund is Producer and Executive Curator of The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. He has been involved in producing radio programs of and about literary sf/f since 1967. His long-running live radio program, “Hour of the Wolf,” broadcasts and streams (most) every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:30-3:00 AM. Programs are available by stream for two months after broadcast. (Check http://hourwolf.com, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.) An audiobook collection of 15 hours of his interviews, Chatting Science Fiction, is now available for download at iTunes and Audible.com, as well as a 13-CD set from Amazon.com and Downpour.com. In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the twice-consecutive Hugo Award-winning Lightspeed Magazine.
The Brooklyn Commons Cafe at 388 Atlantic Avenue is an open and collaborative movement building space, only minutes away from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Atlantic Avenue subway stops in downtown Brooklyn. The Commons provides resources to the progressive community including affordable office and meeting spaces as well as an event venue that can host anything from parties and benefits to forums, performances, films and workshops. If you are interested in meeting or event space, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 27th
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7
The Brooklyn Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt & Bond St.)
Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway stop (A,C,G); Nevins St. (2,3,4,5); and the Barclay Center (B,D,N,R,Q,2,3,4,5, and LIRR). Try the interactive map above.
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