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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June 27th Reading

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

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, and a few other publications. He graduated from the Clarion West Writers Workshop and serves on the board, and he’s the publisher of Hydra House Books.

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. (But not all at the same time. Yet).

Mitchell is a proud member of Team Arsenic and the Dreamcrashers. His fiction has been published in Unidentified Funny Objects.

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June 27th Reading

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

 

Signup starts at 6:30
Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50
Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00

 

Bios

 

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, and a few other publications. He graduated from the Clarion West Writers Workshop and serves on the board, and he’s the publisher of Hydra House Books.

 

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. (But not all at the same time. Yet).

Mitchell is a proud member of Team Arsenic and the Dreamcrashers. His fiction has been published in Unidentified Funny Objects.

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May 30th Reading

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

 

Signup starts at 6:30
Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50
Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00

 

Bios

 

Rebecca Brown’s new book NOT HEAVEN, SOMEWHERE ELSE, will be published in the fall.  She is also  is a the author of a dozen other books published in the US and abroad, including AMERICAN ROMANCES,  THE HAUNTED HOUSE, THE DOGS:A MODERN BESTIARY,  THE TERRIBLE GIRLS and THE GIFTS OF THE BODY.   Her work has been translated into Japanese, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Italian, etc. Her criticism often appears in The Stranger.   Her altered texts and installations have been exhibited in the Frye Art Museum, Hedreen Gallery, Arizona Center for Poetry and elsewhere.  “Monstrous,” her one woman performance/talk about Frankenstein premiered at Northwest Film Forum.  She’s also written a play, THE TOASTER, and the libretto for a dance opera, THE ONION TWINS. She is currently Senior Artist in Residence at University of Washington, Bothell, and has taught for 20 years in the MFA program at Goddard College.  She lives in Seattle.

 

Laura Lucas is a poet, fiction writer and essayist of Polish and African-American descent. She grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley and currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Her writing has appeared iPoplorishFalling Star Magazine, Line Zero, Imaginaire, and Dead Housekeeping, among others.

 

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April 25th Reading

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

 

Signup starts at 6:30
Five minute readings from signup 7:00 – 7:50
Invited readers 8:00 – 9:00

 

Bios

 

G.G.’s work has appeared in Corvid Queen, Evil Girlfriend Media’s EGM Shorts, Fantasia Divinity’s Goddesses of the Sea anthology, Pop Seagull’s Robotica anthology, Molotov Cocktail, Iconoclast, the Iron Horse Literary Review, and more. Her flash fiction has recently been nominated for the Best Small Fictions anthology, and she’s currently at work on a short story collection as well as her third young adult novel. In her free time, she’s an improv performer, and enjoys making people spit out their drinks.

 

What happens when you sit down to write? Sometimes, magic. Magic created that first biography, of Harriet Tubman, and transported the six-year-old Ramona Ridgewell into the cotton fields, toiling from dawn to dusk. Magic made her into a “Citizen of the Galaxy,” and a “Hobbit.” Three years ago, she started on a new journey—writing an epic fantasy series—where characters and places walked right from Ramona’s mind onto the pages of books. She hopes she has created a magical place for you to explore and enjoy.

 

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March 28th Reading

* Open Mic sign-ups: 6:00 pm
* Open Mic readings start: 6:30 pm
* Invited Readers: Derek Fetters and Andy Dudak (bios below)
* End of event : 8:30 pm (Ada’s closes at 9:00 pm)

Bios:

Born in Chicago, IL, raised in Yakima, WA, Derek Fetters became a writer at the tender age of eight when he realized he could not grow up to be Spider-Man. However, his path became clear when he realized it was some grown-up’s job to write Spider-Man’s adventures.

Rarely published but prolific, Derek has written comic-book scripts, short stories, radio plays, role-playing game manuals, novels (or, at least, parts of novels), screenplays, and poetry. He currently lives and works in Seattle.

Andy‘s stories have appeared in Analog, Apex, Clarkesworld, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, and Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction. His translations of Chinese sci-fi have appeared in Apex, Clarkesworld, and Pathlight. He translated the novel ‘The Devil’s Building Blocks’ by Liu Cixin for Tencent Pictures. His original novel ‘Plague of Gods’ is represented by Virginia Kidd Agency, and is currently seeking a home.

 

PARKING:  Street parking is free, and there is usually ample open parking a few blocks north of Ada’s along 15th Ave E (it might be a bit scarce immediately in front of the venue).

ACCESSIBILITY:  Ada’s has a wheelchair ramp accessible from the front of the property at street level that feeds immediately into the bookstore and reading space.

FOOD & DRINK:  Ada’s Café offers a full range of café food and tempting sweets, as well as espresso drinks, beer and wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

FOOD AND DRINK ANNOUNCEMENT
A reminder that our venue, Ada’s Technical Books, will keep the kitchen open until 6:00 pm on THT nights, offering a full menu before 6:00, and “grab and go” food after 6 pm.  Beverages always available!  Come early and grab dinner! Ada’s will offer their full hot menu, including scrambles, the vaunted Power Salad, and more, until 6:00 pm on THT nights. Nicole and Theresa meet up about 5:30 at Ada’s and order dinner – we would love for you to join us. Thanks, all!

 

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Special Event – Open Mic & Reading with Clarion West & Two Hour Transport

“Brewing Up Other Worlds” reading event – join us next Tuesday, March 13th, for a special event co-hosted by Clarion West Writers Workshop and Two Hour Transport. We’ll have one hour of Open Mic and one hour of guest readers E. Lily Yu, Seanan McGuire, Evan Peterson, and Randy Henderson.

We will have Open Mic slots of five minutes; come between 6:30 and 7:00 pm to put your name in a hat for drawing the reading order. This event is part of outreach by Clarion West with Seattle’s SF/F community. $10 at the door includes one drink from Naked City Brewery, a raffle ticket, and entry to the event. Raffled items include signed George R. R. Martin posters, and other SF/F items!

  • Open Mic signups: 6:30 pm-7:00 pm
  • Open Mic readings: 7:00 pm
  • Break: 7:50 pm
  • Raffle: 8:00 pm
  • Guest Readers: 8:15 pm

Join us!

February 28th Reading

* Open Mic sign-ups: 6:00 pm
* Open Mic readings start: 6:30 pm
* Invited Readers: Nicole Bade and Theresa Barker (bios below)
* End of event : 8:30 pm (Ada’s closes at 9:00 pm)

ANNOUNCEMENT

This month we are hosting a very special Two Hour Transport.  We have had requests from our community and audience for Theresa and Nicole to share more of their work.  After 2.5 years of hosting Two Hour Transport, Nicole and Theresa will be taking the Invited Reader stage to read longer excerpts of their work.  Join us!

Bios:

Theresa Barker’s current work includes The Little Book of Lies: stories that explore the many ways to lie to a partner, a child, a family member.  The good lie, the bad lie.  Lies that seem good enough to fool others.  How lies change you.  The science of lying well.  Lying for a living.  Lying when you have no other choice.  Lying to fit in.  Lying to yourself.  Lying to get ahead.  Lying as a lifestyle.

Nicole Bade writes science fiction and poetry in Seattle where she lives, works, and teaches automation.  When she’s not reading and writing, Nicole does glass work and makes sculptures out of two-part epoxy.

PARKING:  Street parking is free, and there is usually ample open parking a few blocks north of Ada’s along 15th Ave E (it might be a bit scarce immediately in front of the venue).

ACCESSIBILITY:  Ada’s has a wheelchair ramp accessible from the front of the property at street level that feeds immediately into the bookstore and reading space.

FOOD & DRINK:  Ada’s Café offers a full range of café food and tempting sweets, as well as espresso drinks, beer and wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

FOOD AND DRINK ANNOUNCEMENT
A reminder that our venue, Ada’s Technical Books, will keep the kitchen open until 6:00 pm on THT nights, offering a full menu before 6:00, and “grab and go” food after 6 pm.  Beverages always available!  Come early and grab dinner! Ada’s will offer their full hot menu, including scrambles, the vaunted Power Salad, and more, until 6:00 pm on THT nights. Nicole and Theresa meet up about 5:30 at Ada’s and order dinner – we would love for you to join us. Thanks, all!

 

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January 31st Reading

* Open Mic sign-ups: 6:00 pm
* Open Mic readings start: 6:30 pm
* Invited Readers: Ty Nolan and Tom Patton
* End of event : 8:30 pm (Ada’s closes at 9:00 pm)

The earlier time start is an opportunity to come right after work, grab a bus from downtown, bike or rideshare or get a (free) street parking spot, pick up a beverage or bite to eat, sign up for open mic and read, and then head out at 9:00 for whatever comes next in your evening!

Invited readers:

Tom Patton has been writing fiction for almost thirty years, and just recently has begun to get the hang of it. His short story “Bait and Twist” can be found in issue #64 of Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, and his game “Diagnosis: Unknown” will be published by Choice of Games llc. Sometime this year.

Trained as a traditional Native American Storyteller, Ty Nolan has long used legends and ceremony in his work in mental health and education. He is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author under his pen name of Skye Eagleday. Ty has illustrated a number of children’s books, and is a former King County Arts Commissioner. He was a founding member of the Red Earth Performing Arts Company, and his play, Good Medicine, received an award from The Group Theater.

PARKING:  Street parking is free, and there is usually ample open parking a few blocks north of Ada’s along 15th Ave E (it might be a bit scarce immediately in front of the venue).

ACCESSIBILITY:  Ada’s has a wheelchair ramp accessible from the front of the property at street level that feeds immediately into the bookstore and reading space.

FOOD & DRINK:  Ada’s Café offers a full range of café food and tempting sweets, as well as espresso drinks, beer and wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

FOOD AND DRINK ANNOUNCEMENT
We would like to announce that our venue, Ada’s Technical Books, has made a change to their evening kitchen hours. Since December, they have been closing the kitchen at 5 pm, due to scarcity of demand on most evenings, which would not work for our community on THT nights. However, on request from us, Ada’s team has offered to keep the kitchen open a bit later on THT nights; they will offer their full menu until 6:00 pm (beverage, snacks, and grab-and-go food available until closing time).

Come early and grab dinner! Ada’s will offer their full hot menu, including scrambles, the vaunted Power Salad, and more, until 6:00 pm on THT nights. Nicole and I meet up about 5:30 at Ada’s and order dinner – we would love for you to join us. Thanks, all!

 

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December 27th Reading

UPDATE TO OUR COMMUNITY:

November’s THT reading was fantastic!  We had a full roster of 20 open-mic readers, including several writers who responded to our “season-based themes” for their work.  Ada’s food and drink was inviting, and many people enjoyed a hot drink, a glass of wine, and/or salad, egg scrambles, etc.  Ada’s event staff was thrilled at the turnout and with the warm sense of community we demonstrated.  Join us for our December event!

REMINDER: DATE, TIME, AND VENUE CHANGE:  We will meet at Ada’s on the LAST Wednesday of the month,  (note:  not the 4th Wednesday as before):  this month, Wed. Dec. 27, 2017.  This (slight) change made our event fit better into the Ada’s calendar.  Also, we will be rolling back the clock and starting THT one hour earlier – so, it will be:

  • Open Mic sign-ups:  6:00 pm
  • Open Mic readings start:  6:30 pm
  • Invited Readers – (no invited readers this month)
  • End of event : 8:30 pm (Ada’s closes at 9:00 pm)

The earlier time start is an opportunity to come right after work, grab a bus from downtown, bike or rideshare or get a (free) street parking spot, pick up a beverage or bite to eat, sign up for open mic and read, and then head out at 9:00 for whatever comes next in your evening!

REMEMBER:  December THT is all open-mic!  Everyone is welcome, and consider bringing your reading on one of the three optional themes:

1. “Ho, Ho, Ho – oops!”

2.  Oh no!  Christmas trees, Hanukkuh menorahs, Buddha statues, and​/or​ other religious objects have become sentient.  What happens next?   (inspired by Patrick Hurley’s reading at November’s THT)

3.  “I was gazing out the window and suddenly the snowman in the front yard began to [move, disappear, dance, speak, etc.?] . .  .”​

PARKING:  Street parking is free, and there is usually ample open parking a few blocks north of Ada’s along 15th Ave E (it might be a bit scarce immediately in front of the venue).

ACCESSIBILITY:  Ada’s has a wheelchair ramp accessible from the front of the property at street level that feeds immediately into the bookstore and reading space.

FOOD & DRINK:  Ada’s Café offers a full range of café food and tempting sweets, as well as espresso drinks, beer and wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

 

Map and directions to Ada’s

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