25th "Silver" Anniversary season
Richard Bowes

Barbara Krasnoff

Tuesday, February 2nd doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

February's reading falls on Groundhog Day, and so we thought we'd celebrate with two of our favorite writers.  February's reading falls on Groundhog Day, and so we thought we'd celebrate with two of our favorite writers. 

Barbara Krasnoff Barbara Krasnoff has sold over 30 pieces of short fiction to a wide variety of publications. Anthologies include Memories and Visions: Women’s Fantasy & Science FictionSuch A Pretty FaceClockwork Phoenix 2 and 4, Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring ‘20sSubversion: Science Fiction & Fantasy tales of challenging the norm, Fat Girl in a Strange Land, and Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction. Her stories have also appeared in the publications Amazing Stories, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Descant, Weird TalesSybil's GarageEscape VelocityBehind the Wainscot, Doorways, Apex, Electric Velocipede, Space and TimeCrossed Genres, Atomic Avarice, Cosmos, Voluted Dreams, Triptych Tales and Perihelion.  Most recently, her story "With Triumph Home Unto Her House" has just appeared in Abyss and Apex, and she will have stories in Clockwork Phoenix 5 and a future issue of Mystic Delirium.

Barbara is also the author of a YA non-fiction book, Robots: Reel to Real, and is currently Sr. Reviews Editor for Computerworld. She is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her website is BrooklynWriter.com.

Rick BowesRichard Bowes has published six novels, four story collections and over eighty short stories. He has won two World Fantasy Awards, a Lambda Award, a storySouth Million Writers Award, and an International Horror Guild Award. His most recent novel, Dust Devil On a Quiet Street, was on the 2014 World Fantasy and Lambda short lists.

A new edition of his 2005 novel, From The Files of the Time Rangers, a Nebula finalist, will appear later this year from Lethe Press.

Last year, his 9/11 story, "There’s A Hole In The City," got a very nice review in The New Yorker.

Recent and forthcoming appearances include: Fantasy Magazine's Queers Destroy Fantasy special issue, Interfictions, Nightmare, Grendel Song, and the anthologies The Doll Collection and Black Feathers.

He is currently writing stories that will be chapters in an novel about life as a gay kid in 1950’s Boston.He is currently writing stories that will be chapters in an novel about life as a gay kid in 1950’s Boston.


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.

Logo by Kris Dikeman 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 https://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 info@thecommonsbrooklyn.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd
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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