Next Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer.

  • Signup starts at 7:00
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30
  • Longer slots from invited readers 8:45 – 9:45

We are excited to announce our invited readers for this month’s Two Hour Transport performance will be Beverly Naidus, Tom Patton, and Sirena Ross.


Beverly Naidus has been using art to dream, question, stir things up and find community for several decades. She’s been teaching others to do the same for almost as long. Early recognition in the NY art world offered her many opportunities to exhibit her interactive installations and digital art projects in diverse venues, including mainstream museums and city streets. Inspired by lived experience, topics in her artwork include environmental illness, global warming, unemployment, the alienation of consumer culture, nuclear nightmares, body hate, celebrating cultural identity and confronting racism, envisioning utopia and global justice. Books that discuss her work are by Paul Von Blum, Lucy R. Lippard, Suzi Gablik, Lisa Bloom, and others. Her work has been reviewed in many contemporary journals. She is the author of Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame and more of her writings have been published in professional journals, magazines and online. She has received numerous grants, including a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists’ Grant in Photography. Her teaching career includes work as an artist/teacher in New York City museums, Carleton College, Cal State Long Beach, Goddard College, Hampshire College and the Institute for Social Ecology. She has guest lectured and led workshops all over North America and in Europe. She facilitates a unique, interdisciplinary, socially engaged, studio art curriculum, for the UW Tacoma campus. Her studio in Seattle hosts monthly discussion groups on art for social change and she is about to launch the collaborative and interactive project, “We Almost Didn’t Make It: An Illuminated and Participatory Manuscript from the Future.”

Tom Patton is a member of the Lost Inc. writing group who has unfortunately been encouraged to write from a young age, leading to a dangerously oversized ego and undeserved sense of confidence about the written word.  His work has been quietly published with as little fanfare as possible in the hopes that he might be placated and appeased, but this only makes matters worse and he continues to write to this day.

Sirena Ross lives in Seattle Washington. She writes apocalyptic poetry, shops in thrift stores and has been known to dance in a disturbing monkey costume.  She enjoys painting, writing, singing and talking to herself.  Her dark poetry, devious fiction and MP3 recordings are collected at Her short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines. Her first Novella, “Trouble With Robots!” is available from Amazon.


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