Taylor and Headley Guest at NYRSF Readings 1/5

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings 25th Anniversary Season launches into 2016 with Terence Taylor and Maria Dahvana Headley sharing their work on January 5. The location is The Commons Café at 388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $7 suggested donation.

Terence Taylor. Photo by Jim Freund.

Terence Taylor. Photo by Jim Freund.

Terence Taylor is an award-winning children’s television writer whose work has appeared on PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney, among many others. After a career of comforting young kids, he’s now equally dedicated to scaring their parents. His short horror stories have been published in all three “Dark Dreams” horror/suspense anthologies. His first novel, Bite Marks: A Vampire Testament, came out in September of 2009. The second book in the trilogy, Blood Pressure: A Vampire Testament, was released in 2010. After a hiatus to work on other writing and video projects he has returned to the conclusion of his trilogy – Past Life. Set in 2027, it takes his heroes, human and otherwise, to a final confrontation with the mad vampire Tom O’Bedlam to decide the fate of the world.

Maria Dahvana Headley.

Maria Dahvana Headley.

Maria Dahvana Headley is a New York Times-Bestselling author and editor, most recently of the young adult fantasy novel Magonia (HarperCollins), the dark fantasy/alt-history novel Queen of Kings (Dutton), and the internationally bestselling memoir The Year of Yes (Hyperion). With Neil Gaiman, she is the #1 New York Times-bestselling editor of the anthology Unnatural Creatures (HarperChildrens), benefitting 826DC. With Kat Howard, she is the author of the novella The End of the Sentence (Subterranean Press) – one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014. Her Nebula and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated short fiction has been anthologized in many years bests.

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.  (Check the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.)

The full press release follows the jump.

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings

presents

Terence Taylor

Maria Dahvana Headley

 

Tuesday, Jan. 5th — doors open 6:30 p.m.

$7 suggested donation

The Commons | 388 Atlantic Avenue

(directions & links below)

We wish you a Happy New Year and will help assure that by beginning the 2016 portion of our 25th anniversary season with two great writers — one of our own team, and a NYRSF Readings debut of one of the finest writers in dark fantasy.


Terence Taylor is an award-winning children’s television writer whose work has appeared on PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney, among many others. After a career of comforting young kids, he’s now equally dedicated to scaring their parents. His short horror stories have been published in all three “Dark Dreams” horror/suspense anthologies. His first novel, BITE MARKS: A Vampire Testament, came out in September of 2009. BLOOD PRESSURE: A Vampire Testament, second in the opening trilogy of the Vampire Testaments, was released March 30th, 2010. After a hiatus to work on other writing and video projects he has returned to the conclusion of his trilogy — “PAST LIFE” — set in 2027, taking his heroes, human and otherwise, to a final confrontation with the mad vampire Tom O’Bedlam to decide the fate of the world.

Maria Dahvana Headley is a New York Times-Bestselling author and editor, most recently of the young adult fantasy novel MAGONIA (HarperCollins), the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS (Dutton), and the internationally bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES (Hyperion). With Neil Gaiman, she is the #1 New York Times-bestselling editor of the anthology UNNATURAL CREATURES (HarperChildrens), benefitting 826DC. With Kat Howard, she is the author of the novella THE END OF THE SENTENCE (Subterranean Press) – one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014. Upcoming are a sequel to MAGONIA from HarperCollins (Sept 2016), and THE MERE WIFE (2017), a contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, among other projects. Her Nebula and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated short fiction has been anthologized in many years bests. She grew up in rural Idaho on a survivalist sled-dog ranch, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her work has been supported by The MacDowell Colony, and Arte Studio Ginestrelle, among others.

We will have free cheese and crackers on hand, and the Cafe will see to your other needs. The Jenna freebie table will offer books and goodies, as will the raffle for any who donate.

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 a few months after broadcast.  (Check http://hourwolf.com, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.)  In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the twice-consecutive Hugo Award-winning Lightspeed Magazine.

The Brooklyn Commons Cafe at 388 Atlantic Avenue is an open and collaborative movement building space, only minutes away from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Atlantic Avenue subway stops in downtown Brooklyn.  The Commons provides resources to the progressive community including affordable office and meeting spaces as well as an event venue that can host anything from parties and benefits to forums, performances, films and workshops. If you are interested in meeting or event space, please contact them at info@thecommonsbrooklyn.org.

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

More complete (and graphically pleasing) info at

http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf/NYRSFr_160105_Taylor-Headley

— WHEN:

Tuesday, January 5th

Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7

 

WHERE:

The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue  (between Hoyt & Bond St.)
Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway stop (A,C,G); Nevins St. (2,3,4,5); and the Barclay Center
(B,D,N,R,Q,2,3,4,5, and LIRR).

https://www.google.com/maps/place/388+Atlantic+Ave,+Brooklyn,+NY+11217
Coming up:

 

Feb 2: Richard Bowes and Barbara Krasnoff
Mar. 3: TBA
April 5: Clockwork Phoenix 5 launch reading with Mike Allen and a cast of thousands!

 

The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 25th year!

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New York Review of Science Fiction
P.O. Box 78, Pleasantville, NY, 10570

NYRSF Magazine: http://nyrsf.com/

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