25th "Silver" Anniversary season
presents a launch party for
Clockwork Phoenix 5
featuring readings by
Tuesday, April 5th • doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)
Rob Cameron is an elementary school teacher and writer living in Brooklyn. When he’s not writing stories, organizing events for the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers, or producing the Kaleidocast, BSFW's audio magazine podcast, he is rock climbing, dragon boating, and working on his Buddha-like glow.
C.S.E. Cooney (csecooney.com & @csecooney) is the author of Bone Swans: Stories (Mythic Delirium 2015), the title story of which is a Nebula Award nominee and will feature in Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas. She is the author of the Dark Breakers series, Jack o’ the Hills, The Witch in the Almond Tree, and a poetry collection called How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, which includes her Rhysling Award-winning poem “The Sea King’s Second Bride.” A graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Fiction and Theatre departments, Cooney works as an audiobook narrator for Tantor Media. Her alter ego Brimstone Rhine has put out two EPs: Alecto! Alecto! and The Headless Bride, which can be purchased on Bandcamp.
Carlos Hernandez is the author of the short story collection The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria. He's also a college professor and a game designer interested in new media and new narrative forms. @writeteachplay
Barbara Krasnoff is pleased to be represented in Clockwork Phoenix for the third time. She has otherwise sold over 30 pieces of short fiction to a wide variety of publications and is working on a novel. 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.
Sonya Taaffe’s short fiction and award-winning poetry has appeared in multiple venues, including The Humanity of Monsters, Genius Loci, and Dreams from the Witch House. Her most recent collection is Ghost Signs (Aqueduct Press). She is currently senior poetry editor for Strange Horizons and once named a Kuiper belt object.
Shveta Thakrar is a South Asian–flavored fantasy writer, social justice activist, and part-time nagini. Her work can be found in Flash Fiction Online, Interfictions Online, Clockwork Phoenix 5, Mythic Delirium, Uncanny, Faerie, Strange Horizons, Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, and Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories.
A.C. Wise's fiction has appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 4, Clarkesworld, and Shimmer, among other places. Her debut collection, The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, was published by Lethe Press in October 2015. Find her online at acwise.net.
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.
As always, the Cafe will see to your wining, dining and other worldly needs; and 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 celebrate the launch of Clockwork Phoenix 5 at the cafe, which now has a special menu for us as well as table service..