February Reading

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

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



Sherry Decker‘s short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Black Gate, Dark Wisdom, Best Of Dark Wisdom and numerous other publications. She is an Active member in both SFWA and HWA, winning First Place in the NTPWA fiction contest, end-of-year Finalist and Honorable Mention in Writers of the Future, and a three-time Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association genre fiction contest. Her novel A Summer With the Dead is due out early 2017, and her short story, “Whatever the Moon Decides” is due out soon in the anthology, Street Magick – Tales of Urban Fantasy.

Cortney Marabetta didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up, but she kept falling in with bad company. Her dream job, as a ballerina and pony wrangler on Mars has failed to materialize due to technical complications, like that Mars does not have a breathable atmosphere. A short story called Riding Horse was published in the now-defunct Outsider Ink, and that didn’t help either. She wrote her first book a few years ago, promptly shelved it as unreadable garbage, and hoped the whole writing thing was out of her system. However, even working as an editor and seeing the very worst abuses words can be put to did not quell the need to write.

She is working on a novel that has demanded to be written but just in case it might someday be publishable, it has demanded to be written as literary fantasy with a strong sci-fi background and elements of magical realism. It is currently called My Life As A Slot Machine Prophet, a title she retains because it is funny but it no longer bears any resemblance to the story, despite the fact that a prophecy recently crept into the work and could not be killed. The author despairs, and shoves cats off the keyboard again.

Map and directions to Cafe Racer


One thought on “February Reading

  1. As always, a terrific medley of open-mic readings, from telepathy revisited to sentient volcanoes, to a rain meditation, to malevolent changelings and beyond (“Thunder….Lightning”)! Our Invited Readers Courtney Marabetta and Sherry Decker took us to deeply strange and wonderful places. Don’t forget to look for us Mar. 23 at Cafe Racer!


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