NY Review of SF Readings
29th Season
Crimes, Capers, and Conan Doyle
Elizabeth Crowens
Teel James Glenn


Tuesday, February 4th  ||  7:00 PM
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

This month we will feature two wonderful writers who are presenting works themed around a topic.  Optional Victorian or Steampunk attire encouraged, but not mandatory.  You should be able to deduce just what that is from the bios below.  (We've often believed ourselves to be Holmes Pun Philosophers.)

Robert V.S. Redick and Krakatoa

Teel James Glenn has killed hundreds and been killed even more times -- on stage and screen, traveling the world as a stuntman, fight choreographer, swordmaster, bodyguard, actor and haunted house barker.

He has had stories in over a hundred magazines including Weird Tales, Mystery Weekly, Pulp Adventures, Spinetingler, SciFan, Mad, Black Belt, Fantasy Tales, and Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

Find him online at TheUrbanSwashbuckler.com.

Elizabeth CrowensElizabeth Crowens has worn many hats in Hollywood for over 20 years, is a black belt in martial arts, a Sherlock Holmes fan, and a contributor to Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Black Belt Magazine and of author interviews for Black Gate, an award-winning speculative fiction online magazine. She also has short stories in the Hell's Heart anthology and the Bram Stoker Award nominated anthology, A New York State of Fright.

She has two award-winning alternate history novels, Silent Meridian and A Pocketful of Lodestones from "The Time Traveler Professor" series. She also writes in the Hollywood mystery genre and tends to inject her work with dark humor. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Horror Writers Association, and the Authors Guild, and is an invested member of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes.

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.

When attending our events, please use only common scents. Preferably NO perfumes or colognes!  We like the smell of people, and we have at least one staff member who is truly allergic and was bedridden for the better part of three weeks after an event. Thank you for understanding.

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 over WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC and streams at wbai.org every Wednesday night/Thursday morning 1:00-3:00 AM in NYC. An audiobook collection of 15 hours of his interviews, Chatting Science Fiction, is available for download at iTunes and Audible.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.

February 4th
Doors open at 6:30
|| event begins at 7 P.M.

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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