FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel

present:


Richard Bowes winner of two World Fantasy Awards, an International Horror Guild, and a Million Writer Award. Recent and forthcoming short story appearances include: F&SF, Icarus, Lightspeed and the anthologies, Ghost's: Recent Hauntings, Handsome Devil, Hauntings, Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, and Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations. His new novel Dust Devil on a Quiet Street
will be published July 2n by Lethe Press which also just reissued his Lambda Award winning novel Minions of the Moon. Also out this year will be two short story collections: The Queen, the Cambion and Seven Others and If Angels Fight.


and


Alaya Dawn Johnson is the author of the Spirit Binders series (Racing the Dark and The Burning City) and the Zephyr Hollis novels (Moonshine and Wicked City). The Summer Prince is her official YA debut, which Kirkus has called "luminous" in a starred review. She is currently working on her follow-up YA novel, set in
an elite DC private school during a flu pandemic.
.
Wednesday April 17th, 7pm at
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
New York, NY
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present:



Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including The Year of the Beasts and First Day on Earth. She lives in Los Angeles and is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Tin Star, book one in her first Science Fiction novel is out this Fall. She is currently at work on book two in the series, A Stone in the Sky.





and





Gordon Dahlquist is a New York-based playwright and novelist, author of The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, The Dark Volume, and The Chemickal Marriage. The Different Girl is his first book for younger readers. He is fast at work on another.





Wednesday February 20th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

New York, NY



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FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel

present:

John Kessel, who in the last nine months has co-edited three anthologies with James Patrick Kelly, Kafkaesque, the Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, and Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology. Kessel is currently at work on a novel set in the Society of Cousins, the setting for his Tiptree Award-winning novella "Stories for Men."


&

S.G. Browne is the author of the novels Breathers, Fated, and Lucky Bastard, as well as the eBook short story collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. His novella I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol will be released this November. He is currently at work on his fourth novel, Big Egos.


Wednesday October 17th, 7pm at
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
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Paul Tremblay is the author of Swallowing a Donkey's Eye, a dystopian dark fantasy with people in chicken and duck suits from Chizine Publications. He is also the author of the narcoleptic PI novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. His short fiction and essays have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Supernatural Noir, and Best American Fantasy 3.
and


Alma Katsu is the author of The Taker and The Reckoning, the first two novels in a supernatural trilogy of love, obsession and redemption, The Taker was selected as a
Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 by Booklist .
In a previous life, Ms. Katsu was an intelligence
analyst and co-author of an American
national standard for encryption.

Wednesday September 19th, 7pm at
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
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present:

Caitlín R. Kiernan is the author of numerous novels, most recently The Red Tree and The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. Her short fiction has been collected in eight volumes, including, The Ammonite Violin & Others, Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume One), and the forthcoming Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart. She also writes for Dark Horse Comics. Kiernan was recently hailed by the New York Times as "One of our essential writers of dark fiction," is a multiple nominee for the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, and has been honored by the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.

&

Scott Lynch, whose current projects are the forthcoming The Republic of Thieves, third novel in the Gentleman Bastard sequence, and the ongoing Queen of the Iron Sands, a serial pulp adventure set on a hidden Mars in the early 1950s.

Wednesday April 18th, 7pm at
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
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N. K. Jemisin debut novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, won the Locus award and was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. Her fourth novel, The Killing Moon, is forthcoming in May from Orbit Books. You can read some of her short fiction and excerpts of each novel at nkjemisin.com.


&

Livia Llewellyn is the author of the short story collection Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors, published by Lethe Press. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Subterranean, ChiZine, and Postscripts. She's currently working on her first novel.

Wednesday February 15th, 7pm at
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
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Books will be available for purchase thanks to Bluestockings Bookstore
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I know I know. It's a little early and I'll mention it again closer to the time but I and several contributors to Teeth (April 5) will be reading/talking/selling/signing books at the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village Saturday June 11th. If anyone knows how to reach more young adult readers please let me know. I'd love to get a good crowd there.

On Saturday June 11th 3-5 pm the following contributors to Teeth are going to be reading/talking/signing books at the Jefferson Market Library in NYC:
425 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10011-8454
Mobile Libris will be selling books.

Ellen Datlow
Genevieve Valentine
Lucius Shepard
Jeffrey Ford
Steve Berman
Ellen Kushner
Delia Sherman


Teeth
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One last reminder for anyone in the New York area, that Monday June 7th there will be readings from The Beastly Bride at McNally Jackson book store.
I'll be introducing the following contributors, who will be reading and signing books:
Carol Emshwiller
Steve Berman
Richard Bowes
Jeffrey Ford
Gregory Frost
Nan Fry
Mary Youmans

For more info, here's my earlier post
Monday, June 07 2010, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Beastly Bride-(edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)

Hosted by editor Ellen Datlow

with contributors Steve Berman, Rick Bowes, Carol Emshwiller, Jeff Ford, Gregory Frost, Nan Fry and Marly Youmans

This amazing line-up of some of our city's best fantasists is coming together to read from their contributions to the latest in acclaimed editors Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow's ongoing series of anthologies about mythological themes. The latest, The Beastly Bride, is full of stories about selkies and nagas and were-creatures of all scales and stripes. The list of contributors to this anthology is a veritable who's who of the greatest fantasy writers in the field today, alongside some surprising impressive newcomers.

Ellen Datlow was editor of the sadly extinct SCI FICTION, the prize-grabbing online online fiction portion of scifi.com. She was also fiction editor of OMNI. Science fiction magazines love their capital letters. Datlow is a tireless anthologist and has won seven World Fantasy Awards, two Bram Stoker Awards, three Hugo Awards, five Locus Awards, and the International Horror Guild Award for her work.
For more information:


McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince St.
(b/t Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012
212.274.1160
Some good news first: Poe and Lovecraft Unbound are both nominees for the Dark Scribe's Black Quill Award..Congrats to all my contributors and congrats to all the other nominees...

<a href="http://www.darkscribemagazine.com/3rd-annual-bqa-nominees/">The Third Annual Black Quill Awards </a>

Also, I'll be hosting and  Brian Evenson, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Michael Cisco, and Richard Bowes will be reading from Lovecraft Unbound at the Montauk Club in Brooklyn, Friday, January 15th. Books will be sold and there will be a tour afterward of this historic building....More details later.

I was going to be going to Maine Thursday for a long weekend, but instead because my dad fractured his hip Monday night and is having surgery tomorrow (Wed) morning, I'm flying down to Florida tomorrow for at least a week. Don't know how things will go as he's 93. I'll be online as time and interconnectivity allows.
 



The Montauk Club is pleased to announce an evening celebrating Edgar Allan Poe with readings from Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Ellen Datlow and published by Solaris Books. The reading will take place at 8 PM, September 25, 2009, in the historic 120 year-old Ballroom at the Montauk Club, 25 Eighth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn (adjacent to Grand Army Plaza).

Anthology editor Ellen Datlow will introduce each of the three contributors from Poe's all-star lineup who will be reading from their stories: Gregory Frost, John Langan and Delia Sherman.

Ellen Datlow has been editing short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twenty-five years. She is editor or co-editor of a large number of award-winning original anthologies; most recently The Best Horror of the Year Volume One, The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Inferno, The Coyote Road, and Troll's Eye View (with Terri Windling).

She has won multiple awards for her editing, including the World Fantasy, Locus, Hugo, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and Stoker Awards. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award for "outstanding contribution to the genre."

Gregory Frost is a writer of fantasy, horror and science fiction who has been publishing steadily for more than two decades. His latest work is the fantasy duology, Shadowbridge, published by Del Rey Books. His earlier novels include Fitcher's Brides, a World Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award finalist for Best Novel; Tain, Lyrec, and Nebula-nominated science fiction novel The Pure Cold Light. His short story collection, Attack of the Jazz Giants & Other Stories was called "one of the best fantasy collections of the year" by Publishers Weekly.

John Langan is the author of several stories, including "Episode Seven: Last Stand Against the Pack in the Kingdom of the Purple Flowers," "Mr. Gaunt," and "On Skua Island," all of which were originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. A collection of his short work, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters was published recently, and his first novel, House of Windows, is forthcoming from Night Shade Books next April. John has twice been nominated for the International Horror Guild Award. He teaches literature and creative writing at SUNY New Paltz.

Delia Sherman's short fiction has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine, and numerous anthologies, the most recent of which The Coyote Road and Troll's Eye View. She has written three adult novels, one of them, The Fall of the Kings, with Ellen Kushner. Her latest novels: Changeling and its sequel, Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen, the latter published this past June, are New York fantasies for younger readers.

The ticket price is free to club members and $5 for non-members; drink tickets for cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased. There will be a social hour for attendees and participating authors after the reading. Seating is limited: an RSVP would be appreciated but is not necessary to lisabeth.greene@gmail.com.

The Montauk Club is a historic landmark in Park Slope, Brooklyn, designed by architect Francis H. Kimball in a unique combination of Venetian Gothic and Native American motifs. Its splendid interiors are host to a diverse number of cultural programs, including readings, art shows, lectures and symposiums. We are glad to host this distinguished evening of some of America's finest fantasy authors in homage to the great founder of the American Gothic tradition, Edgar Allan Poe. We hope you can join us!
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Everyone is welcome to a reading/signing of Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

at Books of Wonder, June 7, 1-3pm
18 West 18th street
New York, NY

Holly Black
Ellen Datlow
Ellen Kushner
Delia Sherman
Catherynne M. Valente

This event is free and open to all. Please note that you are welcome to bring one book from home to be signed for each book you purchase on the day of the event. If you have any questions, call us at (212) 989-3270.
It was fabulous! John Langan and Laird Barron picked me up Saturday morning 10:30 and we drove down to Phillie directly to the German Society, where the first event was to take place. We were about 45 minutes early. The auditorium was large and I was very nervous that no one would show up. The people who run the German Society were very nice--Laird helped move the piano to the side of the stage and put the podium in the middle and brought some folding chairs up for us. Greg Frost showed up with a case of wine. People started showing up--some I knew: Gardner Dozois and Susan Casper, Michael Swanwick and Marianne Porter, Tess Kissinger and Bob Walters, Tom Purdom, and others from the sf community...and many other we did not know. There were at least 60 people total. We each did our thing, with Edward Pettit talking about Poe's life a bit and me just introducing the three readers.

Afterwards 20+ books were sold and inscribed and the remaining five were taken by the Poe Society to sell in their gift store.
The wonderful Helen McKenna then gave some of us a tour of the Poe House (photos linked below).

A bunch of us went to a pub to drink for awhile and then a much smaller group went over to Greg and his lovely wife Barbara's to eat her delicious lasagne. I stayed over. Laird and John stayed at a hotel nearby.

Sunday, we met at Greg and Barbara's and all went to a breakfast place where Laird could sate his obsession for blueberry pancakes. We then drove to Between Books, a very large bookstore jampacked with great stuff--in Claymont Delaware (not far from Phillie). There, our most excellent host, owner Greg Schauer, had a Poe cake in honor of the book. About 20-25 people were a very attentive audience. All the Poe books on hand were sold out. And other titles by me and Greg also sold. We hung around to answer questions and then Laird, John, and I left around 3:30 for part south. I cannot believe I ate at McDonalds on Saturday and Burger King on Sunday--ugh. I usually eat at one of those places once every two years. McDonald's is better and cheaper though ;-)

John dropped me off at Alice Turner's apt with my bag so I could watch the Academy awards with her. I finally got home around 12:30.

Here are photos from the two events
March 18
Paul Tremblay
Stewart O’Nan

April 15
Marie Rutkoski
Cassandra Clare

May 20
F. Brett Cox
Graham Joyce

June 17
Mary Robinette Kowal
Brian Francis Slattery

July 15
Clarion West reading

August 19
Paul Witcover
Robert Wexler
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And I can breathe a sigh of relief. I was mostly worried because of the weather report, but it turned out to be not icy at all, not really sleet, just a bit of cold rain.

We had a fine turnout and no one seemed to get lost (the event was not in the usual Melville Gallery but the museum itself was easy to find...and very interesting in layout and design. I suspect it's only half finished with exposed brick and wooden jousts and some weird large wooden doors. It's got amazing personality. Mobile Libris, the freelance book sellers brought 20 copies of the trade pb (US edition and first time I'd seen it) and sold out. The book looks gorgeous in the trade pb edition. Same cover but because the books are bigger they just look better.

Jim Freund introduced the NYRSF reading series and then Veronica Schanoes (who is a professor at Queens College and an sf/f writer) gave a brief, informative, and charming lecture about Poe's life and a bit about contemporary critical study of his work.
Simon Loekle (who has a show on WBAI) then did a terrific, very powerful dramatic reading of "The Cask of Amontadillo"
We took a break, drank up the two bottles of Amontadillo that Jim supplied, signed some books, chatted and then went on.

Next up, I talked for a few minutes about the anthology, reading from the introduction, and then introduced in turn, the three readers/contributors from the book: Delia Sherman, who read from "The Red Piano," Barbara Roden, who read from "The Brink of Eternity," and John Langan, who read from "Technicolor."
More signing of books and a bunch of us went to dinner.
Here are the photos
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Despite the scary weather report for Tuesday Night: Rain and snow before midnight, then snow and sleet between midnight and 3am, then freezing rain and sleet after 3am. Low around 31. East wind between 8 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

THE SHOW WILL GO ON and I hope all you New Yorkers will be there. (otherwise I'll get really depressed)--it'll be nice and cozy and there will be refreshments.

Please note, from now through at least April, the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings will move to the main space at the South Street Seaport Museum at 12 Fulton Street. That means that our Poe's Bicentennial Birthday Bash will not be at the Melville Gallery as previously announced. This space is just around the corner, so the previous directions are still good.

In summary:

WHAT:
Edgar Allan Poe's 200th Birthday Celebration
New York Review of SF Reading @ South St. Seaport Museum:

WHO:
Ellen Datlow
Gregory Frost (cancelled)
John Langan
Simon Loekle
Barbara Roden
Veronica Schanoes
Delia Sherman
The spirit of E.A. Poe

WHEN:
Tuesday, Jan. 6th, 2009
Doors open at 6:30, reading at 7

HOW (much):
Admission is free, but we suggest a $5 donation if you can afford to do so.
POE: 19 TALES INSPIRED BY EDGAR ALLAN POE edited by Ellen Datlow will be available

WHERE:
The South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street (4th floor)

HOW:
By Subway
Take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to
Broadway-Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street

By Bus
Take M15 (South Ferry-bound) down Second Ave. to Fulton Street

WHY:
The Poe Bicentennial happens only once. After that, nevermore.

LINKS:
http://www.hourwolf.com/nyrsf
http://www.southstseaport.org
http://www.nyrsf.com

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Personal note from Jim Freund: This is a lovely space which we've used twice before -- last June for Thomas M. Disch and Karen Russell, and previously for Susanna Clarke. It is wheelchair-accessible and purportedly haunted. Let's hope Poe joins us.
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FYI: NYRSFR CoA

No, not gobbledygook, but an important note to those attending the Edgar Allan Poe 200th Birthday Celebration on January 6:

From now through at least April, the the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series will be moving from its usual venue at the Melville Gallery to the main building of the South Street Seaport Museum at 12 Fulton Street. This is right around the corner from the usual space, and will accommodate as many attendees. The venue is on the fourth floor of the museum, and is wheelchair accessible.

Full details on the event are below, and at http://jfreund.livejournal.com/6115.html and http://sfscope.com/2008/12/upcoming-new-york-city-reading-2.html

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--> The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
and the
South Street Seaport Museum present <--

A 200th Birthday Tribute
to
Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, January 6th -- Doors open 6:30 PM
Free Admission -- $5 donation if possible
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street, NYC (directions and links below)

Edgar Allan Poe will turn 200 in January 19th, but his spirit lives on in more ways than one, appropriately enough. Poe's writings have become ingrained in our culture, even when we don't realize it. Few people can think of slightly archaic term "Nevermore" without conjuring the image of a raven, or consider tasting a particular fortified wine called amontillado without hearing it spoken by Boris Karloff in their mind's ear. To celebrate Poe's birth, we will present a star-studded lineup of writers and performance that get your tell-tale heart a-beating. We will enjoy a brief perspective on the history and impact of Poe and American gothic writing, a performance of "A Cask of Amontillado", and a book launch party for Ellen Datlow's new Poe-inspired anthology celebrating the occasion, featuring some of the top writers today.

Mobile Libris will have books on sale at the event.

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WHO:
Veronica Schanoes is an assistant professor of English at Queens College - CUNY. She has published on Harry Potter and on interstitial art, and is currently working on a book about fairy-tale revisions. Her fiction has recently appeared in THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR.

Simon Loekle, producer/host of AS I PLEASE (WBAI 99.5 FM, NYC), a weekly radio program that often presents literary readings from the likes of Dante, Melville, Joyce, and Beckett. His cartoons on Joycean topics are a regular feature of the JAMES JOYCE QUARTERLY. His series of readings at the Swift (34 East 4 Street NYC) begins its eleventh year in February.

Ellen Datlow has been editing short science fiction, fantasy, and horror forover twenty-five years. She is co-editor of THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR and has edited or co-edited a large number of award-winning original anthologies; most recently THE DEL REY BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, INFERNO, and THE COYOTE ROAD (with Terri Windling). Forthcoming in April is Troll's Eye View (with Terri Windling).

She has won multiple awards for her editing, including the World Fantasy, Locus, Hugo, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and Stoker Awards. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award for "outstanding contribution to the genre." Her latest release is POE: 19 TALES INSPIRED BY EDGAR ALLAN POE (Solaris).

Four contributors from POE's all-star lineup will present brief selections from their stories:

Gregory Frost is a writer of fantasy, horror and science fiction who has been publishing steadily for more than two decades. His latest work is the fantasy duology, Shadowbridge, published by Del Rey Books. His earlier novels include Fitcher's Brides, a World Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award finalist for Best Novel; Tain, Lyrec, and Nebula-nominated sf work The Pure Cold Light. His short story collection, Attack of the Jazz Giants & Other Stories was called by Publishers Weekly "one of the best fantasy collections of the year."

John Langan is the author of several stories, including "Episode Seven: Last Stand Against the Pack in the Kingdom of the Purple Flowers," "Mr. Gaunt," and "On Skua Island," all of which were originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. A collection of his short work, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters is due to be published shortly, and.his first novel, House of Windows, is forthcoming from Night Shade Books next April. John has twice been nominated for the International Horror Guild Award. He teaches literature and creative writing at SUNY New Paltz, and lives outside Kingston with his wife, son, and a cat who needs to lose some weight. He will be reading from his story, "Technicolor".

Barbara Roden's short fiction has been published in a number of anthologies and is being collected in Northwest Passages, which will be out in 2009 from Prime Books. Her 2005 story "Northwest Passage" was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and included in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 19. She edits the journal of The Ghost Story Society, ALL HALLOWS, as well as CANADIAN HOLMES, the journal of the Bootmakers of Toronto.

Delia Sherman's reading last month was so wonder we've held her over. She short fiction has appeared in S&SF, FANTASY MAGAZINE, and numerous anthologies, the most recent of which is COYOTE ROAD (2007). She has written three adult novels, one of them, THE FALL OF THE KINGS (Bantam, 2002), with Ellen Kushner. Her latest novel is CHANGELING (Viking, 2006). It and its sequel, MAGIC MIRROR OF THE MERMAID QUEEN, due out in June, 2009, are New York fantasies for younger readers.

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The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is in its 19th season of providing 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 at the South Street Seaport's Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street. Admission is free, but $5 donations are encouraged to offset costs and buy dinner for the readers. The producer and executive curator is radio producer and talk show host Jim Freund.

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WHEN:
Tuesday, 1/6/9
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

WHERE:
The South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street -- 4th Floor
http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=12+Fulton+Street,+New+York,+NY

HOW:
By Subway
Take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to
Broadway-Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street

By Bus
Take M15 (South Ferry-bound) down Second Ave. to Fulton Street
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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings and the South Street Seaport Museum present A 200th Birthday Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Doors open 6:30 PM.

Copies of Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe edited by Ellen Datlow(Solaris)will be for sale.


Free Admission -- $5 donation if possible
South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street on the 4th Floor. That's on Fulton between Water & South Street. NYC

Edgar Allan Poe will turn 200 in January 19th, but his spirit lives on in more
ways than one, appropriately enough. Poe's writings have become ingrained in
our culture, even when we don't realize it. Few people can think of slightly
archaic term "Nevermore" without conjuring the image of a raven, or consider
tasting a particular fortified wine called amontillado without hearing it spoken
by Boris Karloff in their mind's ear. To celebrate Poe's birth, we will present
a star-studded lineup of writers and performance that get your tell-tale heart
a-beating. We will enjoy a brief perspective on the history and impact of Poe
and American gothic writing, a performance of "A Cask of Amontillado", and a
book launch party for a new Poe-inspired anthology celebrating the occasion,
featuring some of the top writers today.

--
WHO:
Veronica Schanoes is an assistant professor of English at Queens College - CUNY.
She has published on Harry Potter and on interstitial art, and is currently
working on a book about fairy-tale revisions. Her fiction has recently appeared
in THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR.

Simon Loekle, producer/host of AS I PLEASE (WBAI 99.5 FM, NYC), a weekly radio
program that often presents literary readings from the likes of Dante, Melville,
Joyce, and Beckett. His cartoons on Joycean topics are a regular feature of the
JAMES JOYCE QUARTERLY. His series of readings at the Swift (34 East 4 Street
NYC) begins its eleventh year in February.

Ellen Datlow has been editing short science fiction, fantasy, and horror forover
twenty-five years. She is co-editor of THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR and
has edited or co-edited a large number of award-winning original anthologies;
most recently THE DEL REY BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, INFERNO, and THE
COYOTE ROAD (with Terri Windling). Forthcoming in April is Troll's Eye View
(with Terri Windling).

She has won multiple awards for her editing, including the World Fantasy, Locus,
Hugo, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and Stoker Awards. She was
named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award for "outstanding
contribution to the genre." Her latest release is POE: 19 TALES INSPIRED BY
EDGAR ALLAN POE (Solaris).

Four contributors from POE's all-star lineup will present brief selections from
their stories:

Gregory Frost is a writer of fantasy, horror and science fiction who has been
publishing steadily for more than two decades. His latest work is the fantasy
duology, Shadowbridge, published by Del Rey Books. His earlier novels include
Fitcher’s Brides, a World Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award
finalist for Best Novel; Tain, Lyrec, and Nebula-nominated sf work The Pure Cold
Light. His short story collection, Attack of the Jazz Giants & Other Stories
was called by Publishers Weekly “one of the best fantasy collections of the
year.”

John Langan is the author of several stories, including “Episode Seven: Last
Stand Against the Pack in the Kingdom of the Purple Flowers," "Mr. Gaunt," and
"On Skua Island," all of which were originally published in The Magazine of
Fantasy & Science Fiction. A collection of his short work, Mr. Gaunt and Other
Uneasy Encounters is due to be published shortly, and.his first novel, House of
Windows, is forthcoming from Night Shade Books next April. John has twice been
nominated for the International Horror Guild Award. He teaches literature and
creative writing at SUNY New Paltz, and lives outside Kingston with his wife,
son, and a cat who needs to lose some weight. He will be reading from his
story, "Technicolor".

Barbara Roden's short fiction has been published in a number of anthologies and
is being collected in Northwest Passages, which will be out in 2009 from Prime
Books. Her 2005 story “Northwest Passage” was nominated for a World Fantasy
Award, and included in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 19. She edits the journal
of The Ghost Story Society, ALL HALLOWS, as well as CANADIAN HOLMES, the journal
of the Bootmakers of Toronto.

Delia Sherman's reading last month was so wonder we've held her over. She short
fiction has appeared in S&SF, FANTASY MAGAZINE, and numerous anthologies, the
most recent of which is COYOTE ROAD (2007). She has written three adult novels,
one of them, THE FALL OF THE KINGS (Bantam, 2002), with Ellen Kushner. Her
latest novel is CHANGELING (Viking, 2006). It and its sequel, MAGIC MIRROR OF
THE MERMAID QUEEN, due out in June, 2009, are New York fantasies for younger
readers.

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The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is in its 19th season of
providing 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 at the South Street Seaport's Melville Gallery, 213 Water
Street. Admission is free, but $5 donations are encouraged to offset costs and
buy dinner for the readers. The producer and executive curator is radio
producer and talk show host Jim Freund.

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WHEN:
Tuesday, 1/6/09
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7
WHERE: 12 Fulton Street on the 4th Floor
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