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.

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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