26th Season
An Evening with Serial Box
Guest Curator, Amy Goldschlager
featuring
 Matthew Cody
Joel Derfner
Max Gladstone
Ellen Kushner
Lindsay Smith
Michael Swanwick

Tuesday, May 2nd doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

Come meet the writers who are bringing genre to the forefront of digital publishing!  Serial Box is a publisher of serialized fiction in text and audio with five current ongoing series. As with television, their serials are collaboratively written by author teams. On May 2nd, representatives from several of these "Writers' Rooms" will join us to read from their projects.  With stories touching upon Urban Fantasy, Mannerpunk, Magical Espionage, and Young Adult Science Fiction, the evening will be a diverse showcase of one of today's most exciting publishing platforms.

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Matthew CodyMatthew Cody hails from St. Louis and holds a Master’s Degree in Theater from the University of Alabama with a focus on Shakespeare. He is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop and currently resides New York City with his family. His published works include the award-winning Powerless and The Supers of Noble's Green series, the Robin Hood re-imagining Will in Scarlet, and his current series The Secrets of the Pied Piper. MatthewCody.com. @Matthew_Cody.


Joel DerfnerJoel Derfner is the author of Gay Haiku, Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Ended Up Happening Instead, and Lawfully Wedded Husband: How My Gay Marriage Will Save the American Family. (Are you sensing a theme?) Musicals to which he has composed the score have played in New York, London, and various cities in between (going counterclockwise). He lives, alas, in Brooklyn, along with his husband and their small, fluffy dog. joelderfner.com. @JoelDerfner.


Max GladstoneMax Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia, drank almond milk with monks on Wudang Shan, and wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat. Max is also the author of the Craft Sequence of books about undead gods and skeletal law wizards—Full Fathom Five, Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and Last First Snow. Max fools everyone by actually writing novels in the coffee shops of Davis Square in Somerville, MA. His dreams are much nicer than you’d expect.  MaxGladstone.com@maxgladstone.


Ellen KushnerEllen Kushner's paying jobs have included folksinger, book editor, national public radio host (Sound & Spirit/WGBH), writing teacher (Clarion, Odyssey, WRX, Hollins Child.Lit.MFA), audiobook narrator (all three Riverside novels for Neil Gaiman Presents) and pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation. Her Riverside novels begin with Swordspoint, followed by The Privilege of the Sword (Locus Award, Nebula nominee); The Fall of the Kings (written with Delia Sherman) and a growing collection of short stories. She lives in New York City with Delia Sherman, no cats, and a whole lot of airplane and theater ticket stubs she just can’t bring herself to throw away.  EllenKushner.com@EllenKushner.


Lindsay SmithLindsay Smith is the author of the YA espionage thrillers Sekret, Skandal, and Dreamstrider, all from Macmillan Children's. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and dog, where she writes on international issues in cyber security.  LindsaySmith.net@LindsaySmithDC.


Michael SwanwickMichael Swanwick (guest author) has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards. He has written nine novels, 150 short stories, and countless flash fictions. His latest novel, Chasing the Phoenix, is available from Tor Books. FloggingBabel.blogspot.com@MichaelSwanwick.

 

Many thanks to Leah Withers, outgoing Director of Publicity at Serial Box, for all her help and support in making this event happen.


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The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series provides performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc.  The series usually takes place the first Tuesday of every month, but maintains flexibility in time and space, so be sure to stay in touch through the mailing list, the Web, and Facebook.

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.

There will be related books from Saga Press for sale on site.

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Amy Goldschlager is an editor, proofreader, and book/audiobook reviewer. She has worked for several major publishers, and has also contributed reviews and features to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Kirkus, Locus, Publishers Weekly, ComicMix, and AudioFile magazine. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found virtually at amygoldschlager.com.
(photo credit: Elizabeth Glover)


Logo by Kris DikemanJim 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 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 info@thecommonsbrooklyn.org.


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WHEN:
Tuesday, May 2nd
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

WHERE:
The Brooklyn Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue  (between Hoyt & Bond St.)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/388+Atlantic+Ave,+Brooklyn,+NY+11217

HOW:
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.

LINKS:
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYRSF.Readings

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