Sam J. Miller
Samuel R. Delany


Tuesday, April 21st doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

OK, I couldn't resist: this will be Sam Enchanted Evening.   Two of our favorite writers bringing springtime excellence to you at our outlying venue, The Brooklyn Commons at 388 Atlantic Avenue.  The space is right near the the 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).  You can get there easily! 

Sam J. MillerSam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Lightspeed, Asimov’s, Shimmer, Electric Velocipede, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, The Minnesota Review, and The Rumpus, among others. He is a nominee for the Nebula Award, a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, and a graduate of the Clarion Writer’s Workshop. Sam will be reading a specially pared down version of his Nebula-nominated story, "We are the Cloud."  Visit him at

Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction (especially science fiction), memoir, criticism, radio drama, and essays on sexuality and society. His science fiction novels include Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, Nova, Dhalgren, and the Return to Nevčr˙on series.

After winning four Nebula awards and two Hugo awards over the course of his career, Delany was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. Since January 2001 he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program. In 2010 he won the third J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction from the academic Eaton Science Fiction Conference at UCR Libraries. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him its Grand Master in 2013.

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.

We will have cheese, crackers, and cider on hand, plus the Jenna freebie table for all; and a raffle for any who donate.

After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks nearby.  (Venue to be determined.) 

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 every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:30-3:00 AM.  Programs are available by stream for 2 weeks after broadcast.  (Check, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.)  In addition, Jim is Podcast Editor and Host for the Hugo Award-winning Lightspeed Magazine.

The Brooklyn Commons 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

Tuesday, April 21st
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue  (between Hoyt & Bond St.),+Brooklyn,+NY+11217

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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