NYRSF Readings for 12/4

The New York Review of SF readings for December 4 continue an annual tradition of having a family reading with Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, and [Name removed by request of author] as host.

Delia Sherman writes stories and novels for younger readers and adults. Her most recent short stories have appeared in the young adult anthology Steampunk! and in Ellen Datlow’s Naked City.

Ellen Kushner is a novelist, performer and public radio personality.  Her award-winning novels include the “mannerpunk” cult classic Swordspoint and Thomas the Rhymer.  With Holly Black, she recently co-edited Welcome to Bordertown, a revival of the original urban fantasy shared world series created by Terri Windling. Kushner is the longtime host of the public radio show “Sound & Spirit.” Audiobook recordings of her first two “Riverside” novels, Swordspoint and The Privilege of the Sword, featuring Kushner as narrator, were released this year by Neil Gaiman Presents for Audible.com.

The full press release follows the jump.

The NY Review of SF Readings
presents
Delia Sherman
Ellen Kushner
with host [Name removed by request of author]

         Tuesday, December 4 — Doors open 6:30 PM
$7 suggested donation
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
(address and links below)

Our annual tradition of having a family reading with Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman continues this year, with [Name removed by request of author] as host.  It’s not only a truly festive way to celebrate the season, but you are assured of hearing great fiction by two exceptional readers.


Delia Sherman writes stories and novels for younger readers and adults. Her most recent short stories have appeared in the young adult anthology Steampunk! and in Ellen Datlow’s Naked City. She’s written three novels for adults: Through a Brazen Mirror, The Porcelain Dove, and The Fall of the Kings (with Ellen Kushner). She’s now turned her hand to novels for younger readers.  Changeling and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen are both set in the magical world of New York Between.  The Freedom Maze is a time-travel historical about antebellum Louisiana which won the 2012 Prometheus Award and the Andre Norton Award.

When she’s not writing, Sherman is teaching, editing, knitting, and cooking. When not on the road (one of her favorite places to be), she lives in a rambling apartment in New York City with partner Ellen Kushner and far too many pieces of paper. Her website is at http ://DeliaSherman.com

Ellen Kushner is a novelist, performer and public radio personality.  Her award-winning novels include the “mannerpunk” cult classic Swordspoint and Thomas the Rhymer.   Kushner’s The Golden Dreydl: a Klezmer ‘Nutcracker’ has been produced as a CD (with the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra), a picture book, and onstage by New York’s Vital Theatre.  With Holly Black, she recently co-edited Welcome to Bordertown, a revival of the original urban fantasy shared world series created by Terri Windling.  She has taught writing at the Clarion and Odyssey workshops, and is a co-founder and president emerita of the Interstitial Arts Foundation.

Ellen Kushner is the longtime host of the public radio show “Sound & Spirit.”  The audiobook recordings of her first two “Riverside” novels, Swordspoint and The Privilege of the Sword, featuring Kushner as narrator and a cast including Simon Jones, Barbara Rosenblat and Katherine Kellgren, were released this year by Neil Gaiman Presents for Audible.com.  With Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz, she wrote “The Witches of Lublin,” a historical/feminist/magic realist/shtetl radio musical drama, heard around the country as a public radio holiday special, and also available from Audible.com

She lives in New York City, and travels a lot; but her website is always at http://ellenkushner.com.

[Name removed by request of author] served as the third curator of the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series from 1994 to 1996. Besides spending time in the science fiction publishing world, she has worked in a few different law-related fields, currently specializing in international reinsurance contracts at a large insurance company. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.


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.

After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks nearby.


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 two weeks after broadcast.  (Checkhttp ://hourwolf.com, follow @JimFreund, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook 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) 420-5590 or visit http://sohogallerynyc.com .


WHEN:
Tuesday, December 4th
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7

WHERE:
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street  (between Houston & Prince St.)
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+Sullivan+St.+New+York+NY+10012

HOW:
By Subway
6, C, E to Spring St.; A, B D or F to West 4th; 1 train to Houston St; or R, W to Prince St.
There are many convenient bus lines that come within a couple of blocks of the gallery.

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