Andrea Hairston and Pan Morigan.
The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings presents Pan Morigan and Andrea Hairston reading and playing music from Will Do Magic for Small Change on Tuesday, May 3.
The event takes place in The Brooklyn Commons at 388 Atlantic Avenue. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Hairston’s new novel, Will Do Magic For Small Change (highly recommended by N.K. Jemisin in the NY Times) occurs in the same world(s) and tradition as Redwood and Wildfire:
Cinnamon Jones dreams of stepping on stage and acting her heart out like her famous grandparents, Redwood and Wildfire. But at 5’10” and 180 pounds, she’s theatrically challenged. Her family life is a tangle of mystery and deadly secrets, and nobody is telling Cinnamon the whole truth. Before her older brother died, he gave Cinnamon The Chronicles of the Great Wanderer, a tale of a Dahomean warrior woman and an alien from another dimension who perform in Paris and at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The Chronicles may be magic or alien science, but the story is definitely connected to Cinnamon’s family secrets. When an act of violence wounds her family, Cinnamon and her theatre squad determine to solve the mysteries and bring her worlds together.
Pan Morigan is a vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter, poet, and the music/sound director for Chrysalis Theater. Her musical adventures have included creating music and song for upwards of twenty-five plays, touring with Bobby McFerrin and his all-improvisational vocal group Voicestra, producing several albums, such as Castles of Gold and Wild Blue and creating, recording, and performing songs for Andrea Hairston’s novels, Redwood and Wildfire and Will Do Magic For Small Change. Pan’s forthcoming album project is called Storm Hands.
Andrea Hairston is the author of Redwood and Wildfire, winner of the 2011 Tiptree and Carl Brandon Awards, and Mindscape, winner of the Carl Brandon Award. Lonely Stardust, a collection of essays and plays, was published in 2014. Her latest play, Thunderbird at the Next World Theatre, appears in Geek Theater published by Underwords Press. Her third novel, Will Do Magic For Small Change, will be published in June 2016. In her spare time Andrea is the Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre and Africana Studies at Smith College and the Artistic Director of Chrysalis Theatre.
The full press release follows the jump.