NY Review of SF Readings
27th Season
Alisa Kwitney
Nicholas Kaufmann

Tuesday, March 6th 7:00 PM
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

This month we present two witty writers of the supernatural, each bending the genre to our delight.  This is Nick Kaufmann's debut with our series (mea culpa), and Alisa Kwitney was last with us for our tribute to Robert Sheckley. If they are new to you, here's a splendid opportunity to discover these wonderful, humorous, and occasionally macabre voices.

Alisa KwitneyAlisa Kwitney, who also writes under the name Alisa Sheckley, is the Eisner-nominated author of numerous graphic novels, novels, and non-fiction titles.  She was an editor at DC Comics/Vertigo and has an MFA in Fiction from Columbia. The first issue of her DC Prestige Miniseries Mystik U was named one of the 15 best comics of 2017 by i09, and the School Library Journal said Cadaver & Queen was highly recommended, adding “…this steampunk play on Frankenstein, set in the English countryside against the backdrop of the Boer War, explores themes of belonging, sexuality, and what it means to be human.” She lives in Rhinebeck, NY but is still an Upper West Sider at heart.

Nicholas KaufmannClick to view at Amazon.  A purchase thru this link gives a kickback to the reading series.Nicholas Kaufmann is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated, Thriller Award-nominated, and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of numerous novels in the horror, fantasy, and adventure genres. His short fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance, Dark Discoveries, X: The Erotic Treasury, All-American Horror of the 21st Century, and others. In addition to his own original work, he has written for such properties as Zombies vs. Robots and The Rocketeer. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Alexa and two ridiculous cats.

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.

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 1:00-3:00 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 available for download at iTunes and Audible.com, and Downpour.com.  In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the two-time 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, March 6th
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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