SPECIAL EVENT: Two Hour Transport MID-MONTH Reading, Friday, April 10, 6:45-9:00 pm

In this time of social isolation we’re exploring the idea of a second Two Hour Transport gathering.  Join us, Friday, April 10, 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/602573428

Schedule:

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

TWO HOUR TRANSPORT VIRTUAL READING EVENT – Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30-9:00 pm

Two Hour Transport will host our FIRST EVER online reading event, via Zoom, on Wednesday, March 25th, 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/225289248
– Connect by phone: +13462487799 Meeting ID: 225289248#

READER BIOS

Louise Marley is an award-winning writer of fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction. Much of her work is influenced by her first career as a classical singer, most recently her novel Mozart’s Blood. Writing as Louisa Morgan, she is the author of A Secret History of Witches, The Witch’s Kind, and the newest book, The Age of Witches. Louise lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and her spirit familiar, Oscar the Border Terrier. Visit her at http://www.louisemarley.com.

 

Sirena Ross has made two short films that debuted at Tacoma Film Festival, No Room and The Strange Fate of Mark Christie. She writes, sings, and is the most beautiful custodian to ever live. She swings a mop for Tacoma Schools and can kill the corona virus with one whip of a wet rag, kind of a super hero, really, and humble, so freaking humble.

February 26th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, February 26th.

  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Bios

Genevieve Williams is a writer, a librarian, and a musician. She has published short fiction in Asimov’s, Analog, Strange Horizons, and other publications. Her short story “The Singing Bowl” is included in the 2019 Two Hour Transport anthology. Tonight’s reading is from “The Sea of Stars,” which will appear in the summer 2020 anthology Retellings of the Inland Seas. She has an MFA in Popular Fiction from Stonecoast and is a Clarion West grad. She lives in Seattle. You can visit her website at https://welltemperedwriter.wordpress.com/

The work of Pushcart Prize nominee Erin Wilcox appears in journals, magazines, radio broadcasts, and collections including Cold FlashesShort and Twisted, and Veil: Journal of Darker Musings. She writes spec fic for a children’s education publisher with more than five million subscribers and blogs in Spanish and English for Amazing Stories. The founder and former president of the Editorial Freelancers Association’s Arizona chapter, she has edited some of the finest talent of our day, including winners of the Hugo and Pulitzer Prize. A move to Seattle completed her journey to the Dark Side in 2017, and she looks forward to the arrival of her first Sithling in a few short months.
 

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January 22nd Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  January 22nd.

  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Bios

Based on his  experiences as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist in a general hospital in Seattle, Peter J. Manos wrote,  Care of the Difficult Patient: A Nurses Guide (with Joan Braun, R. N.). Though lacking parallel experiences with the Devil, he then wrote  Lucifer’s Revenge, a supernatural crime novel.  His collection of absurd complaints, Dear Babalu: Letters to an Advice Columnist, was illustrated by Toby Liebowitz.

Dr. Manos is  married, lives in Seattle, and has two daughters. He  remains in regular contact with a gecko-like extraterrestrial race, which has fled its dying plane to blend into society in the little Mojave desert community of Prickly Pear, California, as described in his latest book, A Girl Name Cricket.

 

G.G. Silverman is a speculative fiction author who lives just north of Seattle. Her short fiction was most recently nominated for the Best Small Fictions anthology, among other honors, and her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from StrangeHouse Press, Psychopomp, Speculative City, Corvid Queen, Evil Girlfriend Media, Molotov Cocktail, and more. She is currently at work on a short story collection as well as her third novel. To learn more, please visit www.ggsilverman.com.
 

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December 11th Reading

Dec. 11th ANNOUNCEMENT:  FEATURED READERS – RESCHEDULED

We regret that, due to circumstances beyond our control related to the venue, Nisi’s and Eileen’s readings will not be featured tonight. Nisi and Eileen have graciously offered to schedule. We will have the Open Mic part of the event as usual, UPSTAIRS at Cafe Racer. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  December 11th.

  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Bios (Note: featured readings are postponed, will not be reading tonight)

 

Nisi Shawl, winner of the 2019 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, wrote the 2016 Nebula Award finalist Everfair (Tor) and the 2008 Tiptree Award-winning collection Filter House (Aqueduct).  Their stories also comprise the contents of PM Press’s 2019 Talk like a Man and Dark Moon’s 2018 Primer to Nisi Shawl, and they have edited and co-edited numerous anthologies such as New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. In 2005 they co-wrote Writing the Other: A Practical Approach.  Shawl helped found the Carl Brandon Society, and serves on the board of the Clarion West Writers Workshop.  They live in Seattle and take frequent walks with their cat.

 

Eileen Gunn is the author of two story collections: Stable Strategies and Others  and Questionable Practices.  Her fiction has received the Nebula Award in the US and the Sense of Gender Award in Japan, and been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy awards and short-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. award. Gunn was the editor/publisher of the influential Infinite Matrix webzine, 2001-2008. She serves on the board of directors of the Locus Foundation, and served for 22 years on the board of directors of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. She will be teaching at Clarion West in 2020.
 

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November 27th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, November 27th.
  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 9:00 pm

During the holidays we hold an all open-mic edition of Two Hour Transport.  Here are a few holiday prompts to get you started:

  • “Intersteller cranberry sauce”
  • “Black Friday Sale of the Millennium”
  • “Time-slide Thanksgiving dinner”

You don’t need to use any of the prompts for your story, they’re just there to get your mind turning!

DON’T FORGET! – Date change for December: Wednesday, December 11, 2019: Invited Readers: Nisi Shawl and Eileen Gunn

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October 23rd Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  October 23rd.

  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Bios

Andrew Penn Romine is a writer, animator, and teacher living in Seattle. When he’s not wrangling words, robots, superheroes, or dragons, he dabbles in craft cocktails and sequential art. A graduate of the Clarion West workshop, his fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Eyedolon Magazine, Paizo, By Faerie LightFungi, and Help Fund My Robot ArmyHe’s hard at work on a new novel. You can find him at www.andrewpennromine.com and on Twitter @inkgorilla.

K.G. Anderson is a Seattle-based technology writer and journalist whose short fiction appears in magazines and anthologies including WeirdbookFar Fetched Fables, Factor Four Magazine, and the 2019 Two Hour Transport anthology. They write a wide range of speculative fiction, from horror to humor, dystopian futurism to fantasy. For links to more of their stories and information on upcoming appearances, visit writerway.com/fiction.

 

 

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September 25th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  September 25th.

  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Bios

Caroline M. Yoachim is a prolific author of short stories, appearing in Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Uncanny, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed, among other places. She has been a finalist for the Hugo, World Fantasy, Locus, and multiple Nebula Awards, and her stories have been reprinted in multiple year’s best anthologies and translated into several languages. Yoachim’s debut short story collection, Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, came out in 2016.

 
Tod McCoy is a Seattle-based writer whose work has appeared in Asimov’s, Starward Tales II, The People’s Apocalypse, Bronies: For the Love of Ponies, AntipodeanSF.com, Qarrtsiluni.com, and The Gloaming. A Clarion West graduate and current board member, he’s the publisher behind Hydra House, a Pacific northwest publisher of spec fic.

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August 28th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  August 28th.

  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Bios

Evan J. Peterson is the author of Drag Star! (Choice of Games), the world’s first drag RPG, as well as The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir (Lethe Press). He is a Clarion West alum and author of the horror poetry chapbooks Skin Job and The Midnight Channel as well as editor of the Lambda Literary finalist Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City 5. His writing has also appeared in Weird Tales, Unspeakable Horror 2, Queers Destroy Horror, Boing Boing, and Best Gay Stories 2015. He cohosts and coproduces WONDER: Women of Fantasy and Science Fiction in Seattle. Evanjpeterson.com can tell you more.

 
Kyra Worrell remembers writing her first story in Kindergarten (dictated to her Mom and delivered to the teacher – and as a budding writer, she was already afraid of her potential critics and called in sick on the day the story was to be read). She still wants to be a writer when she grows up. She studied with Charles Johnson and Nelson Bentley at the University of Washington, earning a B.A. in English/ Emphasis in Creative Writing. More recently, her poem “Water Babies” was included in the Your Body of Water Collection for Poetry on Buses, and the story “The Last Human Being on Earth,” co-written with Theresa J. Barker, was published in Factor Four Magazine. Kyra’s story “Flipping Castles” was published in the first ever Two Hour Transport Anthology.

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July 24th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  July 24th.

  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Bio

Tom Patton is a  humanish being living in West Seattle. He writes fast, he writes funny, he writes naked. His work can be found in Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, and Two Hour Transport’s own 2019 Anthology.

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