Two Hour Transport: A Reading Inspired By Works In Progress, Friday, August 21st

In this time of social isolation we’re exploring the idea of a second Two Hour Transport gathering this month.  Join us, Friday, August 21st, 6:45-9:00 pm, on Zoom.

In the spirit of Two Hour Transport: Works In Progress, please bring a piece you are currently workshopping. Readers will present their work and get an opportunity for informal feedback following their reading. If you don’t have work to read, feel free to come as part of the audience.

Meeting Invite: https://zoom.us/j/97435201383?pwd=d2xmemFOa0RYeHplM3dTNDdUMDhLQT09

Schedule:

  • 6:45 pm signup
  • 7:00 pm readings

TWO HOUR TRANSPORT VIRTUAL READING EVENT – Wednesday, July 22nd, 7:00-9:00 pm

Two Hour Transport will host our FIFTH EVER online reading event, via Zoom, on Wednesday, July 22nd, at the usual Two Hour Transport time. Our featured readers will be Elise Stephens, Theresa J. Barker, and Nicole Bade. Although we will not be together in person, we will be present with each other, warmly, by video or phone through Zoom. Join us!

Bring yourself, and any food or beverages that you’d like, and join us ONLINE for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading. All the usual components of the event will be in place: open mic sign-ups, open mic readings, and invited readers.

– Just click on the link below (following the schedule). Don’t forget you can join by phone in the absence of computer access; instructions below.

– This is a virtual gathering due to the constraints around the COVID-19 virus response, and in consideration of keeping everyone safe.

– If you don’t have computer access, feel free to join us by phone! Dialing information below.

SCHEDULE

– Open Mic Signups Start at 6:30 pm
– Five-Minute Open Mic Readings 7:00 – 7:50 pm
– Invited Readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm

INTERNET LINK AND DIAL-IN INSTRUCTIONS

– Meeting invite: https://zoom.us/j/93406681562?pwd=K0EyWW9JVHhaa0c0Ym1ZVUtpaXc0QT09
– Connect by phone: +12532158782 Meeting ID: 934 0668 1562#
– Meeting password: 863050

READER BIOS

Elise Stephens was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales and Disney musicals. Early involvement in the theater left her with a taste for dramatic, high-stakes adventure while frequent international travel gave her awe and respect for foreign cultures. Her work explores themes of beauty within imperfection and finding purpose after a great loss. She holds a Creative Writing degree from the University of Washington where she was awarded the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction. She attended Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp in 2014 and is a 2019 Writers of the Future winner. Her short fiction appears or is forthcoming in Writers of the Future Vol 35, Escape Pod, Stupefying Stories, and Analog. She is currently writing her fourth novel. Visit her at www.EliseStephens.com

Theresa J. Barker is a writer. She lives in Seattle, and she has family from Tucson, Colorado, and Iowa, not to mention ancestors who came to America from England and Scotland, Ireland and France, Germany and Luxembourg. She strives to channel all her ancestors’ creative imaginations into her writing to create flash fiction, short stories, novels, and Haiku. Theresa is a member of Codex, the Goddard Lighthouse Conference, and the Dreamcrashers.

Nicole Bade is a non-binary writer living in Seattle.  They are hard at work on their second novel and revisions of their first novella.  Nicole holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College.  From time to time they teach writing workshops, most recently at Foolscap and Trans Pride.  They are a member of Codex and the Dreamchrashers.  Their flash fiction story “Strange Music” is forthcoming in the Winter 2021 issue of Fireside Quarterly.

TWO HOUR TRANSPORT VIRTUAL READING EVENT – Wednesday, June 24th, 7:00-9:00 pm

Two Hour Transport will host our FOURTH EVER online reading event, via Zoom, on Wednesday, June 24th, at the usual Two Hour Transport time. Our featured readers will be Patrick Hurley and Mitchell Shanklin. Although we will not be together in person, we will be present with each other, warmly, by video or phone through Zoom. Join us!

Bring yourself, and any food or beverages that you’d like, and join us ONLINE for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading. All the usual components of the event will be in place: open mic sign-ups, open mic readings, and invited readers.

– Just click on the link below (following the schedule). Don’t forget you can join by phone in the absence of computer access; instructions below.

– This is a virtual gathering due to the constraints around the COVID-19 virus response, and in consideration of keeping everyone safe.

– If you don’t have computer access, feel free to join us by phone! Dialing information below.

SCHEDULE:
– Open Mic Signups Start at 6:30 pm
– Five-Minute Open Mic Readings 7:00 – 7:50 pm
– Invited Readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm

INTERNET LINK AND DIAL-IN INSTRUCTIONS

– Meeting invite: https://zoom.us/j/92915143404?pwd=UENNNjREN2kzL2NVNjg4RlBlYlJvdz09
– Connect by phone: +12532158782 Meeting ID: 929 1514 3404#
– Meeting password: 678450

 

READER BIOS

Patrick Hurley lives and writes in Seattle. He’s had fiction published in dozens of markets, including Galaxy’s Edge, Paizo’s Pathfinder roleplaying game, Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, Abyss & Apex, New Myths, and The Drabblecast. Patrick attended the 2017 Taos Toolbox Writer’s Workshop taught by Nancy Kress and Walter Jon Williams. In 2018, he was a finalist for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. Patrick is a member of SFWA, Codex, and the Dreamcrashers. Find out more about his stories at www.patrickhurleywrites.com.

 

Mitchell Shanklin lives in Seattle and enjoys writing stories with either magic or made-up science or both. He also writes code for companies (and sometimes for himself). In his free time he plays video, board and mind games, reads, hikes, and has rambling philosophical arguments. (No, not all at the same time. Yet).

He is a proud member of Team Arsenic, the Dreamcrashers, the bisexual community, Loose Canons, and Write of Passage. His fiction has been published in Unidentified Funny Objects, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction and the Two Hour Transport Anthology.

His website is so ancient that the hosting provider is going to shut it down in November, but for now you can find him online at mitchellshanklin.com.

Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter

Systemic racism and racial inequality are embedded in our society. Black people are under threat simply because they are black. Two Hour Transport supports the Black Lives Matter movement and the struggle against racism and systematic oppression. We shall work towards dismantling white supremacy in Seattle and beyond.

Two Hour Transport’s vision is to foster and build an open and inclusive space for writers and their work. We are striving to reverse the institutionalized culture of racism in the speculative fiction community. We acknowledge that the publishing industry has not historically been a welcoming space for Black writers or their stories. Like the city of Seattle, our publishing community has been segregated and gentrified. In the coming months we will be developing efforts to support and encourage Black writers and diverse voices. Please stay tuned for more updates as we move forward in this vital effort.

* This statement has a permanent home on our “about” page.

Our Vision

We’ve finally put our shared vision for Two Hour Transport into writing!  Here it is:

Two Hour Transport was founded with the intention of building an inclusive, welcoming, and inspiring community for science fiction and fantasy writers in the Seattle area and beyond. We focus on hearing and celebrating the work of writers from all perspectives and across the spectrum of diverse voices. While we welcome all perspectives, hate speech or work that furthers oppression of marginalized people will not be tolerated!

* This statement has a permanent home on our “about” page.

Two Hour Transport: A Reading Inspired By Works In Progress, Friday, June 12th

Two Hour Transport supports Black Lives Matter.  Here is a Seattle and King County BLM statement on things we can do to help:

“…we received many messages from people asking us what they can do to help Black Lives Matter. Above all, we ask for your unwavering persistence in this fight. We are entering a new decade this year, and unfortunately, the previous decade was defined by an unproductive routine in which Americans would get angry about racism for only a few weeks at a time before moving on with their lives. The result of this routine was that politicians learned that they simply had to wait out these temporary storms of anger, because their job security ultimately did not depend on how committed they were to dismantling the racism that has been built into our institutions by prior generations. We all need to challenge each other to see this fight through to the end. We simply cannot and should not move on if nothing’s changed.”

Please read the whole statement here:  http://blacklivesseattle.org/blm06032020statement/

In this time of social isolation we’re exploring the idea of a second Two Hour Transport gathering this month.  Join us, Friday, June 12th, 6:45-9:00 pm, on Zoom.

In the spirit of Two Hour Transport: Works In Progress, please bring a piece you are currently workshopping. Readers will present their work and get an opportunity for informal feedback following their reading. If you don’t have work to read, feel free to come as part of the audience.

Meeting Invite:  https://zoom.us/j/96117787527?pwd=WlJtQ0g5QUp4YjdheGs5MTJqQXhPZz09

Schedule:

  • 6:45 pm signup
  • 7:00 pm readings

TWO HOUR TRANSPORT VIRTUAL READING EVENT – Wednesday, May 27th, 7:00-9:00pm

Two Hour Transport will host our THIRD EVER online reading event, via Zoom, on Wednesday, May 27th, at the usual Two Hour Transport time. Our featured readers will be Eileen Gunn and Tegan Moore.  Although we will not be together in person, we will be present with each other, warmly, by video or phone through Zoom. Join us!

Bring yourself, and any food or beverages that you’d like, and join us ONLINE for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading. All the usual components of the event will be in place: open mic sign-ups, open mic readings, and invited readers.

– Just click on the link below (following the schedule). Don’t forget you can join by phone in the absence of computer access; instructions below.

– This is a virtual gathering due to the constraints around the COVID-19 virus response, and in consideration of keeping everyone safe.

– If you don’t have computer access, feel free to join us by phone! Dialing information below.

SCHEDULE:
– Open Mic Signups Start at 6:30 pm
– Five-Minute Open Mic Readings 7:00 – 7:50 pm
– Invited Readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm

INTERNET LINK AND DIAL-IN INSTRUCTIONS

– Meeting invite:https://zoom.us/j/95352107615?pwd=M2tYTUp5akNLbGJsVmdseTVXWThkZz09

– Connect by phone: +12532158782  Meeting ID: 95352107615#

– Meeting password: 071519

READER BIOS

Eileen Gunn writes short stories, edits the occasional magazine or collection, and teaches workshops on how to work around, in, and under creative blocks. Her most recent story, “Terrible Trudy on the Lam,” which she read at Two Hour Transport in 2018, appeared in Asimovs SF Magazine in April, 2019.  She is the author of two story collections: Questionable Practices (Small Beer Press, 2014) and Stable Strategies and Others (Tachyon Publications, 2004). A recipient of the Nebula Award in the US and the  Sense of Gender Award in Japan, Gunn also has been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy awards and short-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. award. She was the editor/publisher of the influential Infinite Matrix webzine (2001-2008) and guest-edited issue #11 of Rudy Rucker’s Flurb.. She co-edited, with L. Timmel Duchamp, The WisCon Chronicles Two (Aqueduct Press, 2008). A graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop, she served on the board of directors of the Clarion West Workshop for 22 years, from 1988 to 2010. She taught there in 2015, will teach in the virtual 2020 workshop, currently teaches at the series of Clarion  West Online workshops, and, if there is any physically-based civilization left, will teach in person at the 2021 Clarion West workshop. Her website is at http://www.eileengunn.com/.

Tegan Moore is a writer and professional dog trainer who enjoys eating noodles, hiking in the rain, and reading scary stories. She has published short fiction in magazines including Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Asimov’s and Tor.com, and has work appearing in two forthcoming Year’s Best anthologies. She also runs the Clarion West One-Day and Online Workshops. You can read more of her work at www.alarmhat.com and follow her obscenely charismatic dogs @temerity.dogs on Instagram.

Two Hour Transport: A Reading Inspired By Works In Progress, Friday, May 15th

In this time of social isolation we’re exploring the idea of a second Two Hour Transport gathering this month.  Join us, Friday, May 15th, 6:45-9:00 pm, on Zoom.

In the spirit of Two Hour Transport: Works In Progress, please bring a piece you are currently workshopping. Readers will present their work and get an opportunity for informal feedback following their reading. If you don’t have work to read, feel free to come as part of the audience.

Meeting Invite:  https://zoom.us/j/93487016064?pwd=elVBRG5jWHNUYXNmK0NkdFlNRmo3QT09

Schedule:

  • 6:45 pm signup
  • 7:00 pm readings

TWO HOUR TRANSPORT VIRTUAL READING EVENT – Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00-9:00 pm

Two Hour Transport will host our SECOND EVER online reading event, via Zoom, on Wednesday, April 22nd, at the usual Two Hour Transport time. Although we will not be together in person, we will be present with each other, warmly, by video or phone through Zoom. Join us!

Bring yourself, and any food or beverages that you’d like, and join us ONLINE for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading. All the usual components of the event will be in place: open mic sign-ups, open mic readings, and invited readers.

– Just click on the link below (following the schedule). Don’t forget you can join by phone in the absence of computer access; instructions below.

– This is a virtual gathering due to the constraints around the COVID-19 virus response, and in consideration of keeping everyone safe.

– If you don’t have computer access, feel free to join us by phone! Dialing information below.

SCHEDULE:
– Open-Mic Signups start at 6:30 pm
– Five-minute open mic readings 7:00 – 7:50 pm
– Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm

INTERNET LINK AND DIAL-IN INSTRUCTIONS

– Meeting invite: https://zoom.us/j/97016738564?pwd=bUFYSE5wdFF3MzFRWHlhYnk0UVRjQT09
– Connect by phone: +13462487799 Meeting ID: 970 1673 8564#

– Meeting password: 973403

 

READER BIOS

Jon Lasser lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and two children. He is a graduate of the Clarion West writers workshop. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Galaxy’s Edge, Little Blue Marble, Hybrid Fiction, and elsewhere. Find him on the Web at twoideas.org and on Twitter as @disappearinjon

M. Huw Evans is a writer of fiction, an editor of whatever comes his way, and a stay-at-home parent. He attended Clarion West as a student in 2012, served as workshop administrator for four years, and has recently joined the organization’s board of directors. He’s begun several novels and completed one, written an ill-defined number of short stories and novellas, and sent one science fiction novelette happily out into the world (Giganotosaurus, October 2014). Huw is currently enrolled in UW’s Certificate in Editing course, which sates his appetite for language geekery while preparing him for something that may one day resemble a career.