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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7
WHERE: 12 Fulton Street on the 4th Floor map