Deserina Boskovich and Genevieve Valentine will be the featured writers at the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings on November 2, 2010. That evening Guest Curator Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld Magazine will be celebrating the Hugo-winning semiprozine’s 50th issue, coming out in November.
The full press release follows the jump.
The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
Clarkesworld’s “50th Issue and Ohmigod Did We Really Win the Hugo Award Election Day Celebration for the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings at the Soho Gallery of Digital Art”
Neil Clarke, Guest Curator
The dust has barely settled on our special Beyond Blacula reading (does dust ever settle on vampires?) and yet it’s already time to prepare for the regular November 2nd reading. And this one is a doozy! Neil Clarke has brought us two wonderful writers from his Hugo Award-winning magazine Clarkesworld in time to celebrate its 50th issue.
Desirina Boskovich is a graduate of the Clarion class of 2007. As a freelance writer, she specializes in weird, fantastic and unlikely things, both true and imaginary. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Last Drink Bird Head, Fantasy Magazine and Lightspeed Magazine, and is forthcoming in The Way of the Wizard (edited by John Joseph Adams). She’s also working on a novel. Find her online at crackingdes.livejournal.com.
Genevieve Valentine‘s World-Fantasy-Award-nominated short fiction has appeared in, or is forthcoming from: Running with the Pack, The Living Dead 2, The Way of the Wizard, Teeth, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons,and more. Her first novel, Mechanique, is forthcoming from Prime Books in 2011. Her appetite for bad movies in insatiable, a tragedy she tracks on her blog, genevievevalentine.com.
Clarkesworld is a monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine first published in October 2006 by its publisher and editor, Neil Clarke. Each issue contains at least two pieces of original fiction from new and established authors. The magazine’s fiction is also collected by issue in chapbooks (some signed), ebook editions and annually in the print anthology, Realms. Winner of the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Semi-prozine, Clarkesworld has just published its 50th issue, available, of course, at clarkesworldmagazine.com .
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 place, so be sure to stay in touch through the mailing list and the Web.
Admission is by a $5 donation. If circumstances make this a hardship, let us know and we will accommodate you.
After the event, please join us as we treat our readers to dinner and drinks at Milady’s nearby. Bar/Restaurant ratings (4 out of 5 stars) and menu here: http://goo.gl/yUvX
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 Saturday morning from 5:00 to 7:00. Programs are available by stream for 2 weeks after broadcast. (Check http://hourwolf.com or follow @JimFreund for details.)
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art (www.sohodigart.com) is dedicated to re-establishing SoHo as an international center for the development of new artistic forms, concepts and ideas. A screens-instead-of-canvases approach allows a wide selection of art from around the world which would otherwise never make it to the City. The SGDA is available for private gatherings and events of all kinds. For bookings call (800) 420-5590or visit http://sohogallerynyc.com .
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
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Save the Dates: (but be aware of the possibility of Change)
12/7: Holiday Gala — Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman — [Name removed by request of author], guest curator
1/4: Rick Moody, Gary Shteyngart — Ron Hogan, guest curator
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