July Reading

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

  • Signups start at 7:00 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Invited readers  8:45 – 9:45 pm



Tegan Moore:  It was aliens, not stars or spacecraft, that drew Tegan into science fiction when she was young; aliens, and the idea of radical difference. Fantasy worlds, too, fascinated for the same reasons. She finds her own aliens now closer to home: in the emotional lives of intelligent but incomprehensible animals, in humans who might not be entirely human, in the monsters we make out of our own frustrations and fears.

Tegan is a graduate of Clarion West, Class of 2015 and has been published in Strange Horizons and Asimov’s Science Fiction. She trains dogs for competitive agility, is allergic to chocolate and only has eight toenails.

G.G. Silverman lives north of Seattle with her husband and dog, both of whom are ridiculously adorable. When she isn’t writing, she loves to explore the mossy woods and wind-swept coast of the Pacific Northwest, which provide moody inspiration for all her stories. She also enjoys bouts of inappropriate laughter, and hates wind chimes because they remind her of horror movies. She practices archery in case of the zombie apocalypse.

Ms. Silverman’s first book, VEGAN TEENAGE ZOMBIE HUNTRESS, was a finalist for the 2015 North Street Book Prize, and she has also won awards for her short fiction. Her short stories have appeared in PopSeagull’s ROBOTICA science fiction anthology, Pulp Modern’s DANGEROUS WOMEN issue (under the pseudonym of Janna Darkovich), Lunch Ticket magazine, Molotov Cocktail’s FLASH PHENOM, and more.  She is a member of the PNWA, and has also served as a judge for the 2016 and 2013 PNWA Literary Contest, for the short story category.

She has made numerous public appearances, including a reading before a large, sold-out crowd at the Bonebat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest, a reading at Northwest Horrorfest, and a live performance of her piece “Girl in A Horror Movie” at Seattle’s Women in Horror Month event, Vaginomicon — a horror spoof the Vagina Monologues. She was recently a panelist at Emerald City Comicon speaking about pop-culture heroes with invisible disabilities like depression and anxiety disorders. She also visits schools and libraries and gives readings at open mic nights in and around the Seattle area.

NEW!  Indrapramit Das (aka Indra Das) is a writer from Kolkata, India. His debut novel The Devourers (Penguin Books India) was nominated for the 2016 Crawford Award, and will be available in North American on July 12 from Del Rey. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies, including Tor.com, ClarkesworldAsimov’s, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. He is a 2012 Octavia E. Butler Scholar, and a grateful graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. Follow him on Twitter @IndrapramitDas.

Next month (Aug 24th):  Coral Moore & Evan Peterson

Coming on October 26th:   Eileen Gunn, Nisi Shawl, and Vonda McIntyre.  Don’t miss it!

Map and directions to Cafe Racer


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