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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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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