NYRSF Readings for 5/22

Charlie Jane Anders and Brian Francis Slattery will present at the New York Review of SF Readings on May 22, under the aegis of guest curator Liz Gorinsky.

Charlie Jane Anders is managing editor of io9.com and the organizer of the long-running Writers With Drinks reading series. She has published a novel called Choir Boy, and co-edited an anthology of first-person female geek stories called She’s Such a Geek. She won the Emperor Norton Award for “extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason.” Charlie Jane will read from her Hugo and Nebula Award nominated story, “Six Months, Three Days.” 

Brian Francis Slattery is an editor for the U.S. Institute of Peace and the New Haven Review. He has written three novels — Spaceman Blues, Liberation, and Lost Everything — all published by Tor Books. He will read from two pieces drawing upon his experiences as a musician.

Liz Gorinsky is an editor at Tor Books. She also acquires and edits short stories for Tor.com and assists editors Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden. She was a nominee for the 2010 and 2011 Hugo Award in the Best Editor, Long Form category ­– the youngest person ever nominated in the editor categories. And she is nominated in the same category again this year.

The full press release follows the jump.

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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
Charlie Jane Anders
Brian Francis Slattery
Liz Gorinsky, Guest Curator

     Tuesday, May 22 — Doors open 6:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)

Our cup runneth over with wonderful writers, and guest curator Liz Gorinsky’s spotting scope has noticed a rare visitor to this area, which justifies another extracurricular event on May 22nd. Each of the writers are noted for both fiction and non-fiction, so in this event we will highlight some work from each side of the divide.


Charlie Jane Anders is managing editor of io9.com and the organizer of the long-running Writers With Drinks reading series. Her writing has appeared in Tor.com, Mother Jones, the San Francisco Chronicle, the McSweeney’s Joke Book of Book Jokes and ZYZZYVA, among many other places. She published a novel called Choir Boy, co-founded an indy magazine called other magazine, and co-edited an anthology of first-person female geek stories called She’s Such a Geek. She won the Emperor Norton Award for “extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason.”

In this very rare NY appearance, Charlie Jane will be reading from her Hugo and Nebula Award nominated story, “Six Months, Three Days.” 

Brian Francis Slattery is an editor for the U.S. Institute of Peace and the New Haven Review. He has written three novels — Spaceman Blues, Liberation, and Lost Everything — all published by Tor Books. He’s also a musician, playing as many styles of music as other musicians and audiences will let him play. Finally, he loves to eat just about anything that involves coconut.

Brian will be reading from two pieces that both draw upon his experiences as a musician.

Liz Gorinsky is an editor at Tor Books, where she edits a list that includes acclaimed speculative fiction authors Dave Duncan, Mary Robinette Kowal, George Mann, Cherie Priest, Lev Rosen, Pamela Sargent, Brian Francis Slattery, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jeff VanderMeer. She also acquires and edits short stories for Tor.com and assists editors Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden. She was a nominee for the 2010 and 2011 Hugo Award in the Best Editor, Long Form category­the youngest person ever nominated in the editor categories­and is currently nominated in the same category for 2012.


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 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.


WHEN:
Tuesday, May 22nd
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.  Use the link above for an interactive transit map.

LINKS:
http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf
http://www.nyrsf.com
http://charliejane.com
http://bfslattery.com
http://lizgorinsky.com


FORTHCOMING:
June 5th
N.K. Jemisin
Ekaterina Sedia
K. Tempest Bradford, guest curator
PLUS
A live sneak preview of the new stage production of “The Lathe of Heaven” presented by Edward Einhorn & cast members