NYRSF Readings for 3/6

Pan Morigan and Andrea Hairston.

Pan Morigan and Andrea Hairston are featured at the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings on March 6, 2011.

Andrea Hairston‘s first novel, Mindscape, won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award and was shortlisted for the Phillip K Dick Award and the Tiptree Award. Her short story “Griots of the Galaxy” appears in So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Visions of the Future, an anthology edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan. In March 2011 she will receive the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Distinguished Scholarship Award for distinguished contributions to the scholarship and criticism of the fantastic.

Pan Morigan is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Click on the link to her Web site to learn more about her latest CD, Wild Blue.

The full press release follows the jump.

[Thanks to Jim Freund for the story.]

 The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
Andrea Hairston
Pan Morigan

    
    

Sunday, March 6th — Doors open 1:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation — admission free
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)The snows are melted, the snows are gone.  We can only hope. 

Last month we had to postpone our reading with Andrea Hairston and Pan Morigan due to weather conditions, but the snow date is here: Sunday, March 6th at 2 PM 

Andrea will read from her just-released novel, Redwood and Wildfire, and Pan will perform her amazing multicultural music, using song lyrics taken from the novel as well as music from her new CD, Wild Blue.

But wait — there’s more! We will have two readings in April to make up for February’s lost reading.  (Thank you, SoHo Gallery!)  See details on our schedule below.


Andrea Hairston was a math/physics major in college until she did special effects for a show and ran off to the theatre to become an artist. She is the Artistic Director of Chrysalis Theatre and has created original productions with music, dance, and masks for over thirty years. She is also the Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre and Afro-American Studies at Smith College. Her plays have been produced at Yale Rep, Rites and Reason, the Kennedy Center, StageWest, and on Public Radio and Television. She has received many playwriting and directing awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Playwrights, a Rockefeller/NEA Grant for New Works, a Ford Foundation Grant to collaborate with Senegalese Master Drummer Massamba Diop, and a Shubert Fellowship for Playwriting.

Her first novel, Mindscape, was published by Aqueduct Press in March 2006. Mindscape won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award and was shortlisted for the Phillip K Dick Award and the Tiptree Award. “Griots of the Galaxy,” a short story, appears in So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Visions of the Future, an anthology edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan. In March 2011, Ms. Hairston will receive the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Distinguished Scholarship Award for distinguished contributions to the scholarship and criticism of the fantastic.

Andrea’s latest novel, Redwood and Wildfire, has just been published by Aqueduct Press, and has been reviewed by the Village Voice at http://bit.ly/dZxm7W  She is currently working on a new novel, Will Do Magic for Small Change.  Her Web site is at http://andreahairston.comPan Morigan is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer.  She is known for her silvery, wide-ranging voice and passionate stage presence. Her genre-bending songs are influenced by the wide, stormy skies and wild lakes of the Midwest, where she was raised.  The experience of growing up in a city full of immigrants and seekers also helped to shape her musical imagination. Blues and jazz, Irish, Greek, Persian, and Scottish music were everywhere to be heard, live.  Friends held Irish sessions in their basements.  Greek bands were heard in local clubs with room for dancing Syrtos between tables.  Pan’s father made instruments for folk musicians, and the sounds of American folk, blues and Persian classical music alike were heard in the kitchen. Most important, Pan learned that music had no boundaries and could not be fenced in. 

Her Web site is at http://panmorigan.com, where you can learn more about her latest CD, Wild Blue.

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 performers to an early 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.  (New time slot.)  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) 420-5590 or visit http://sohogallerynyc.com.


UPCOMING:
4/5:  Lev Grossman and Barbara Krasnoff
4/12:  Carol Emshwiller’s 90th Birthday !!!
5/3:  A Tribute to Theodore Sturgeon with Noel Sturgeon and others
6/7:  Michael Swanwick & TBA
7/5:  TBA


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