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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June 26th Reading

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

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

Greg Bear is a lifelong fan of books and stretching one’s vision and imagination. He’s written about forty books and won a fair number of awards, but echoing Orson Welles, his next book is his best: THE UNFINISHED LAND, due in the next year and a half or so from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Two Hour Transport Anthology 2019 – Release Party!

Please join us to celebrate the release of the Two Hour Transport 2019 Anthology! You can pick up a copy of the book here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/109548043X?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

We WILL have a limited number of books for sale at the event. Cost will be $20 per book, payable in cash or by credit card ($0.50 rebate to cash customers!).

The event will feature 3-5 minute readings from the Anthology and book signings by our authors. Feel free to bring guests.

Where?  Cafe Racer

When?  4:00pm – 6:00pm on June 15th

COME EARLY, grab a bite or a drink, and find a spot to settle in. It’s going to be a fantastic evening!

 

 

May 22nd Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  May 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

Joanne Rixon’s literary and speculative fiction has appeared in a variety of places including Liminal Stories and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and she has stories forthcoming this summer with The Malahat Review and Fireside. She is an organizer with the North Seattle Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup, and is a member of STEW and the Dreamcrashers. You can find her book blog at joannerixon.com.

Elly Bangs was raised in a new-age cult, had six wisdom teeth, and once rode her bicycle alone from Seattle to the Panama Canal. Now she lives by the Salish Sea, where she spends her days fixing machines, and her nights writing speculative fiction, scifi, fantasy, and uncategorized weirdness — with a thematic emphasis on longing, heartbreak, and the grim fate of humankind. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and Bikes In Space, and her debut post-apocalyptic hive mind novel just found a publisher.

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April 24th Reading

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

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

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, runs, and has rambling philosophical arguments. (No, not all at the same time. Yet).

He is a proud member of Team Arsenic, the bisexual community, the “very, very casual” branch of the Green Bay Packer fan community and the Dreamcrashers. His fiction has been published in Unidentified Funny Objects.

 
Shiv Ramdas is an Indian speculative fiction writer. He has written short stories, radio scripts and plays, advertisements,numerous resignation letters and in between all of these, a science fiction novel, Domechild (Penguin-Random House, 2013). His short fiction has appeared in Fireside and Giganotosaurus. He is a graduate of the 2016 Clarion West Writers Workshop.

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April 10th 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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March 27th Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday,  March 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

Eva L. Elasigue combines an honor-awarded imagination with scientific & empirical backgrounds to create the fantasy space opera trilogy Bones of Starlight, which continues in recent novel release, Book 2: Abyss Surrounding. Eva L. Elasigue has spoken on topics, won awards, and introduced innovative events to cultural communities worldwide. She has also produced short story, stage work, and poetry. Backgrounds in plant science, commercial journalism, small farming, natural building, and community arts. A mixed-media artist and renaissance woman, she loves music and the wilderness, and lives with her dog Spirit on San Juan Island, WA. Filipina-Irish-American, Queer, Cascadian.

Patrick Hurley attended the Taos Toolbox Writers Workshop in 2017. In 2018 he was one of the finalists for the Baen Fantasy Award. Patrick has had fiction published in Galaxy’s Edge, Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, Flame Tree Publishing, Mad Scientist Journal, Abyss & Apex, Stupefying Stories, and The Drabblecast. He is a member of SFWA, STEW, Codex, and the Dreamcrashers.

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March 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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February 27th Reading

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
Tegan Moore is a speculative fiction writer, professional dog trainer and Clarion West graduate. Some of her proudest accomplishments include serving a very nice risotto made with mushrooms she found in the woods and not killing anyone with it, teaching her dog to recycle, and being called “very weird” by Eileen Gunn. In addition to previous publications, her work is forthcoming in Asimov’s, Tor.com and Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

And, tonight we will hear short excerpts from co-curators Nicole Bade and Theresa Barker:

Nicole Bade  crawled out of a page, one day, to find themselves in a bustling city. They have been trying to make sense of their situation ever since. When they’re not trying to read and write their way home, they make sporadic attempts at publishing and lead writing workshops for visual artists. Nicole has an MFAW from Goddard College.

Theresa J. Barker has always longed to live in other worlds, which she accomplishes through her writing. Theresa completed her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2015. 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.

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