NY Review of SF Readings
26th Season

Kij Johnson
Sonya Taaffe

Tuesday, November 15th doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

It's the time of year when many folks travel, and we're taking advantage of this to bring you two spectacular writers who are coming into town to take a seasonal bite of the Big Apple.  One graced us with a wonderful performance last April for the Clockwork Phoenix 5 launch, and the other is a favorite writer who we've long admired and are pleased to present here for the first time.  (Thanks go out to Ellen Datlow for directing Kij to us.)

Sonya TaafeSonya Taaffe reads dead languages for fun, edits living poets for Strange Horizons, and once named a Kuiper Belt object. Her most recently collected fiction and poetry can be found in Ghost Signs (Aqueduct Press). She lives in Somerville with her husband and two cats.

Kij Johnson in ReykjavikKij Johnson writes short stories and occasional novels and has won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Sturgeon Awards. Her latest books are the Tor.com novella, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, and The River Bank, a sly response to The Wind in the Willows, coming from Small Beer Press in 2017. Currently she teaches creative writing at the University of Kansas, where she is also the associate director for the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. She splits her time between Seattle and Lawrence.

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.

After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks at the cafe.

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 https://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.

Tuesday, Nov. 15th
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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