Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  February 27th.

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

 

Theresa J. Barker has always longed to live in other worlds, which she accomplishes through her writing. Theresa’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Grievous Angel and other small journals. She co-curates a monthly science fiction reading series in Seattle, Two Hour Transport. In her “other life,” Theresa has a Ph.D. in Engineering, and she enjoys solving mathematical puzzles for fun. Theresa writes literary and science fiction.

Nicole Bade crawled out of a page, one day, to find herself in a bustling city.  She has been trying to make sense of her situation ever since.   When she’s not trying to read and write her way home, she makes sporadic attempts at publishing, leads writing workshops for visual artists and writes the occasional prose poem.  Nicole has an MFAW from Goddard College.

 

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February 13th Reading – Works In Progress

Join us for our new event, “Two Hour Transport – Works in Progress.” We are experimenting with adding a second night of readings per month with a more informal feel and slightly different format. At this open-mic reading we provide optional individual feedback along with a post-reading discussion.

More Info

We’d love to hear what you’re working on now, works that are partially completed, or newly finished. What direction are you going in now? That said, we won’t limit our new event to just-new work, feel free to bring anything you’d like to share with our audience.

Our post-reading facilitated discussion session will focus on craft. Character, voice, tone, plot, beginnings and endings, use of language, and other craft elements will be discussed as illustrated through the works read. For those who are interested in individual feedback, we will also provide a method for receiving comments on your work. A note about length: plan on about 5-10 minutes of reading time, depending on number of participants. That would be about 2-5 pages of standard double-space 12-point font text. Feel free to bring a few printouts of your work to facilitate individual feedback, if desired.

TIMING:
– 6:30 pm gathering
– 7:00 pm Open Mic
– 8:30 pm Post-reading discussion (facilitated)

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January 30th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, January 30th.

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

Oscar McNary’s work has appeared in Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City Anthology V, which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and Discovery: QSF’s Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest. He has written three poetry chapbooks, and he has a story forthcoming in Two Hour Transport’s very own anthology.

Keyan Bowes is a peripatetic writer of science fiction and fantasy based in San Francisco.  She has lived in nine cities in seven countries, and visited many others (and still hopes to add more to the list). They sometimes form the settings for her stories. She’s published around thirty short stories and poems, sometime more than once. Her work can be found online in various webzines (including a Polish one), a podcast, and an award-winning short film; and on paper in a dozen print anthologies. She attended the Clarion Workshop for science fiction and fantasy writers, and is a member of SFWA.  Keyan’s website is atwww.keyanbowes.org

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New event! January 9th Reading – Works In Progress

We are proud and excited to announce our new event, “Two Hour Transport – Works in Progress”! This event is an extension of our long-time open mic and featured reader event Two Hour Transport. We have been welcomed by our venue, Café Racer, and encouraged to add a second night of readings per month. In January we will be experimenting with a new event that features all open-mic reading with a post-reading discussion.

More Info

We’d love to hear what you’re working on now, works that are partially completed, or newly finished. What direction are you going in now? That said, we won’t limit our new event to just-new work, feel free to bring anything you’d like to share with our audience.

There will also be a post-reading facilitated discussion session. We’re planning on the focus of the discussion to be on “lessons learned.” So, thinking about the works that are read, what are some of the themes, what stood out for you, what inspired you in their reading, what might you have learned about technique or content or approach or method from other authors’ works. For those who are interested in individual feedback, we will also experiment with a method for providing audience response to specific pieces. A note about length: plan on about 5-10 minutes of reading time, depending on number of participants. That would be about 2-5 pages of standard double-space 12-point font text.

TIMING:
– 6:30 pm gathering
– 7:00 pm Open Mic
– 8:30 pm Post-reading discussion (facilitated)

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December 26th Reading

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

  • 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:

  • “It was just for one night, but it was Christmas, after all . . .
  • “He didn’t reply, and immediately she thought : they’ve got Santa and now they’re coming for me…”
  • “When she opened the door, she wished . . .”
  • “The whole family had been cursed since that Christmas back in . . . ”

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

 

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November 28th Reading

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

  • 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:

  • “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” (Oscar Wilde) Write about a family that does unforgivable things . . . or that never forgives . . . or that exacts a specific cost for forgiveness . . . in space?
  • “But she couldn’t keep her eyes of the turkey knife…”
  • “Alas, there were no cranberries in space…”
  • “When you’re only thankful for the stars in the sky…”

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

 

 

 

 

 

October 24th Reading

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

 

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

 

Laura Lucas is a poet, fiction writer and essayist of Polish and African-American descent. She is an alumna of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop and an Artist Trust EDGE graduate.  Her writing has appeared iRigorousPoplorish, Line Zero, Imaginaire, Six Hens, and Dead Housekeeping, among others. She lives and writes in Seattle, WA.

 

Andrew Penn Romine is a writer and animator living in Seattle. When he’s not wrangling words, robots, cavemen, or dragons, he dabbles in craft cocktails and virtual reality.

A graduate of the Clarion West workshop, his fiction appears online at Lightspeed Magazine, Paizo and Crossed Genres as well as in the anthologies Fungi, After The Fall, What Fates Impose, By Faerie Light, Coins of Chaos, and Help Fund My Robot Army. You can find his full list of publications at his website: andrewpennromine.com

You can also follow his day-to-day adventures on Twitter: @inkgorilla.

 

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September 26th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, September 26th.
  • Signups start at 6:30 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • Invited reader 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Bios

 

Allison Green is the author of Half-Moon Scar, a novel, and The Ghosts Who Travel with Me, a memoir. Ghosts won a “Goldie” award for lesbian creative nonfiction from the Golden Crown Literary Society. Her essays and stories have appeared in journals such as Calyx, The Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, and the Rumpus, as well as several anthologies, including Ghosts of Seattle Past.

 

Tegan Moore loves to find the alien among us: in the minds of animals, in humans who might not be entirely human, in the monsters we create out of our own frustrations and fears. Her writing has been published in Asimov’s Science Fiction and Strange Horizons, and Tor.com in 2019. She is a Clarion West graduate, a professional dog trainer, is allergic to chocolate and only has eight toenails.

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August 29th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, August 29th.

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

James R. Gapinski is the author of the novella Edge of the Known Bus Line (Etchings Press) and the flash collection Messiah Tortoise (Red Bird Chapbooks). His short fiction has appeared in The CollapsarHobartJukedMonkeybicyclePaper Darts, and other publications. He lives with his partner in Portland, Oregon. Find him online at http://jamesrgapinski.com and on Twitter @jamesrgapinski

 

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July 25th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, July 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
Joanne Rixon lives in the shadow of an active volcano with a rescue chihuahua named after a dinosaur. Her stories have recently appeared in Liminal Stories, Reckoning 2, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and her book reviews have appeared in the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Seattle Times. She is an organizer with the North Seattle Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers meetup, and a member of STEW and the Dreamcrashers. You can find her yelling about politics and poetry on twitter @JoanneRixon.

 

Patrick Hurley was an editor for becker&mayer books for three years, where he got to work on Marvel, Star Trek, and Star Wars books. He’s had short fiction published in Galaxy’s Edge, Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, Flame Tree Publishing, Penumbra, and The Drabblecast. He has two stories coming out this year so far in different anthologies: Mad Scientist Journal’s Battling In All Her Finery and Hy Bender’s Ghosts on Drugs. In 2017, Patrick attended the Taos Toolbox Writer’s Workshop. He’s a member of STEW, The Dreamcrashers, and SFWA.

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