Kushner, Sherman at 12/8 NYRSF Readings

Two mythopoeic fan favorites, Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, headline the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings on December 8.

The full press release follows the jump.

[Thanks to Jim Freund for the story.]

–> The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
and the
South Street Seaport Museum present 

Ellen Kushner
Delia Sherman

[Name removed by request of author]
— Guest Curator

Tuesday, December 8th — Doors open 6:30 PM
$5 suggested donation
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street — Fifth Floor
(directions and links below)

December has arrived all too quickly, and we are into our third ‘official’ reading of the season.  Perhaps the person with the best historical knowledge of the reading series is [Name removed by request of author], and she will preside over the festivities featuring two of our favorite writers and performers, Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner.

Delia Sherman‘s most recent short stories have appeared in the Viking young adult anthology Coyote Road and in Ellen Datlow’s Poe.  Her adult novels are Through a Brazen Mirror and The Porcelain Dove (which won the Mythopoeic Award), and, with fellow-fantasist and partner Ellen Kushner, The Fall of the Kings.  She has co-edited anthologies with Ellen Kushner and Terri Windling. Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing, edited with Theodora Goss, came out in 2007 and Interfictions 2, edited with Christopher Barzak, in 2009. Her recent novels of New York Between,Changeling and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen, are for younger readers. Delia has taught writing at Clarion, the Odyssey Workshop in New Hampshire, the Cape Cod Writers’ Workshop, and the American Book Center in Amsterdam.  She lives in New York City, travels whenever she gets the chance, and writes wherever she can find a café.

Ellen Kushner [http://EllenKushner.com] — Ellen Kushner’s first novel, Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners, is credited as the inspiration for the “mannerpunk” school of historical fantasy. It introduced the world of Riverside, to which she has since returned inThe Fall of the Kings (written with Delia Sherman), The Privilege of the Sword, and several short stories. Her second novel,Thomas the Rhymer, won the Mythopoeic Award and the World Fantasy Award. Kushner has edited anthologies on her own as well as with Donald G. Keller and Delia Sherman, and has taught writing at the Clarion and Odyssey workshops. Upcoming are an anthology of new ‘Bordertown’ stories co-edited with Holly Black, and short stories in Eclipse 3, The Beastly Bride and Naked Cities.

Aside from her writing, Kushner is perhaps best known as the host of public radio’s Sound & Spirit, a musical exploration of world myth and meaning in the human experience. Her successful children’s play The Klezmer Nutcracker returns to Vital Theater Company this holiday season. She is a co-founder of the Interstitial Arts Foundation, an organization supporting work that falls between genre categories. She lives in New York City with Delia Sherman and no cats whatsoever.

[Name removed by request of author] served as the third curator of The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series from 1994 to 1996, which came as a complete surprise to everyone, including herself.  Besides spending time in the science fiction publishing world, she has worked in a few different law-related fields, currently specializing in international reinsurance contracts at a large insurance company.  She lives in New York City, where she and her husband are discovering what “sandwich generation” really means.  Her son, now seven, was the only child in his kindergarten class to produce a poem possessing rhyme and meter.

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is celebrating its (alleged — ask Claire for details) 20th season of providing 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.  We have been known to move from one venue to another within the museum, so check each time.  Sadly, we will be seeking new digs as of March.

Admission is by a $5 donation.  If circumstances make this a hardship, let us know and we will accommodate you.

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 Saturday morning from 5:00 to 7:00.  Past shows are available “‘on-demand” for about 6 months after broadcast.  (Check http://hourwolf.com for details.)

Tuesday, 12/8/9
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7

The South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street — 5th floor

By Subway
Take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to
Broadway-Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street

By Bus
Take M15 (South Ferry-bound) down Second Ave. to Fulton Street

By Car
From the West Side: take West Street southbound. Follow signs to FDR
Drive Take underpass, keep right – use Exit 1 at end of underpass. Turn
right on South Street, six blocks.
From the East Side, take FDR Drive south to Exit 3 onto South Street
Proceed about 1 mile.

By Boat
or http://www.nywatertaxi.com


Coming up:
1/5/10: Amy Goldschlager and the ever-popular TBA
2/2/10: Sheree Renée Thomas presents Ama Patterson & Daniel José Older

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