New American Voices in SF&F
Rob Cameron (guest curator)
S. A. Chakraborty
P. Djčlí Clark
Haris A. Durrani
Tuesday, January 10th
• doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)
Tuesday, January 10th
As 2017 begins we may feel that we have stepped into an alternate universe — one forseen all too well by a century's worth of dystopian science fiction and fantasy. But there are new voices in fantastic literature that are emerging in this needful time, and their very existence alone helps provide hope and diversity. Rob Cameron, himself a recent debut writer, has put together an evening you'll not want to miss.
Phenderson Djčlí Clark's short stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Tor.com, Fantasy Magazine's "People of Color Destroy Fantasy" special issue, and several print anthologies including Griots I & II, Steamfunk, Best of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Myriad Lands and the forthcoming Hidden Youth. You can read his ramblings on SFF, Politics, history, diversity, and more at his blog pdjeliclark.com where he goes by the moniker The Disgruntled Haradrim. He also spends far too much time as @pdjeliclark on Twitter.
S. A. Chakraborty is a speculative fiction writer from Queens whose work has appeared in Crossed Genres, Expanded Horizons, The Future Fire, and Kaleidocast. Her debut novel, The City of Brass, will be published this fall with Harper Voyager and is the first book in a historical fantasy trilogy set in the 18th century Middle East. An organizer with the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers' group, she can be found on Twitter at @SChakrabs
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.
Jim 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 10th
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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