25th "Silver" Anniversary season
Maria Dahvana Headley
Tuesday, January 5th • doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)
We begin the 2016 portion of our 25th anniversary season with one of our own team, and a NYRSF Reading debut of one of the finest writers in dark fantasy.
Terence Taylor is an award-winning children's television writer whose work has appeared on PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney, among many others. After a career of comforting young kids, he's now equally dedicated to scaring their parents. His short horror stories have been published in all three "Dark Dreams" horror/suspense anthologies. His first novel, BITE MARKS: A Vampire Testament, came out in September of 2009. BLOOD PRESSURE: A Vampire Testament, second in the opening trilogy of the Vampire Testaments, was released March 30th, 2010. After a hiatus to work on other writing and video projects he has returned to the conclusion of his trilogy -- "PAST LIFE" -- set in 2027, taking his heroes, human and otherwise, to a final confrontation with the mad vampire Tom O'Bedlam to decide the fate of the world.
Maria Dahvana Headley is a New York Times-Bestselling author and editor, most recently of the young adult fantasy novel MAGONIA (HarperCollins), the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS (Dutton), and the internationally bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES (Hyperion). With Neil Gaiman, she is the #1 New York Times-bestselling editor of the anthology UNNATURAL CREATURES (HarperChildrens), benefitting 826DC. With Kat Howard, she is the author of the novella THE END OF THE SENTENCE (Subterranean Press) - one of NPR's Best Books of 2014. Upcoming are a sequel to MAGONIA from HarperCollins (Sept 2016), and THE MERE WIFE (2017), a contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, among other projects. Her Nebula and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated short fiction has been anthologized in many years bests. She grew up in rural Idaho on a survivalist sled-dog ranch, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her work has been supported by The MacDowell Colony, and Arte Studio Ginestrelle, among others.
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 free cheese and crackers on hand, and the Cafe will see to your other needs. The Jenna freebie table will offer books and goodies, as will the raffle for any who donate.
After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks at the cafe.
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 every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:30-3:00 AM. Programs are available by stream for 2 months after broadcast. (Check http://hourwolf.com, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.) 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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 5th
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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