Special NYRSF Reading 11/27

Deborah Grabien and Roz Kaveney will feature at a special edition of the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings on November 27. Veronica Schanoes will guest host.

Deborah Grabien has 18 published novels, including her current series, the JP Kinkaid Chronicles. She is a writer, musician, songwriter, cook, traveller, editor, publisher, music editor and feral cat rescuer.  In her spare time(!), she copes with her multiple sclerosis and is Artistic Outreach director for the Filaments Project, a nonprofit that raises money for musicians in need by turning used instrument strings into jewelry. 

Roz Kaveney is a British writer — two collections of her work appeared in August: Dialectic of the Flesh concentrates on her poetry on love, sex and LGBT themes and What If What’s Imagined Were All True on themes from fantasy and sf.  Rituals – Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One has just been released in the UK.  She was poetry guest of honour at Eastercon in 2011. Roz is also a founding member of Feminists Against Censorship; a former deputy chair of Liberty; and a transgender rights activist . She is deputy editor of the transgender-related magazine META.

The full press release follows the jump.

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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
Roz Kaveney
Deborah Grabien
Veronica Schanoes, Guest Host

     Thursday, November 27 — 8 PM
     $7 suggested donation
>>>NOTE SPECIAL VENUE AND TIME<<<
    440 Studios — “The White Box”
    440 Lafayette Street, Third Floor (near Astor Place)

The warm weather seemed to run from the Nebulas through the Hugos, but as the climate cools off, I think we can say that our offerings keep getting hotter.  As Autumn brings new weather, so it brings many wonderful writers for us to present. 

You may have noticed that this extra NYRSF Reading falls on a Thursday. Well, we never said First Tuesdays were a hard and fast rule — just a strong tendency.  But when you have the opportunity to have people like Roz Kaveney (hailing from London) and Deborah Grabien (pouring in from San Francisco), you make accommodations.  (I’ll be drizzling in from Brooklyn).  Add to the forecast New York’s own Veronica Schanoes as our host for the evening, and I’m sure you’ll agree we have a worthy event — extracurricular or not.


Deborah Grabien is a writer (18 published novels, including her current series, the JP Kinkaid Chronicles), musician, songwriter, cook, traveller, editor, publisher, music editor and feral cat rescuer.  In her spare time(!), she copes with her multiple sclerosis and is Artistic Outreach director for the Filaments Project, a nonprofit that raises money for musicians in need by turning used instrument strings into jewelry.  She is also keeper of the flame for all things Nicky Hopkins-related, and a serious repository of rock and roll history.

Roz Kaveney is a British writer whose work includes both fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and editing.  She was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, and was originally one of a group of Oxford poets, several of whom became known as the Martians.  She is a regular contributor to The Independent, The Guardian, and Times Literary Supplement. Roz is also a founding member of Feminists Against Censorship; a former deputy chair of Liberty; and a transgender rights activist . She is deputy editor of the transgender-related magazine META.

Two collections of her work appeared in August: Dialectic of the Flesh concentrates on her poetry on love, sex and LGBT themes and What If What’s Imagined Were All True on themes from fantasy and sf.  Rituals – Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One has just been released in the UK.  She was poetry guest of honour at Eastercon in 2011.

On her website, Roz says: “I was reared Catholic but got over it, was born male but got over it, stopped sleeping with boys about the time I stopped being one and am much happier than I was when I was younger.” She is working on a memoir.

Veronica Schanoes is an assistant professor in the department of English at Queens College-CUNY, where she specializes in children’s literature and speculative fiction.  Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Strange Horizons and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.  She has a story forthcoming in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling’s Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells.


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, follow @JimFreund, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.)


WHEN:
Thursday, September 27 — 8:00 PM

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