June 28th, 2017 Reading

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

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

Bios

Keyan Bowes is a peripatetic writer of science fiction and fantasy based in San Francisco.  She has lived in nine cities in seven countries, and visited many more. They sometimes form the settings for her stories. Her work can be found online in various webzines including a Polish one, a podcast, and an award-winning short film; and on paper in a dozen print anthologies. She’s a graduate of the 2007 Clarion Workshop for science fiction and fantasy writers. Keyan’s website is at www.keyanbowes.org

Tod McCoy’s work has appeared in The People’s ApocalypseBronies: For the Love of PoniesAntipodeanSF.comQarrtsiluni.comThe Gloaming, and Asimov’s. A Clarion West graduate, he’s the publisher of Hydra House, whose catalog includes Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, and two collections by Cat Rambo: Near+Far, which generated a Nebula nomination, and Neither Here Nor There.

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.
He’s a member of SFWA and graduate of the Clarion West workshop, and his work appears online at Lightspeed MagazinePaizo and Crossed Genres as well as in the anthologies FungiHelp Fund my Robot Army, After The Fall, What Fates Impose, By Faerie Light, Coins of Chaos, and more. He’s hard at work on his first novel, a dark fantasy set in 1930s America.

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May 24th, 2017 Reading

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

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

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 iPoplorishBeat the Dust,Falling Star Magazine, Line Zero, Imaginaire, The Poetic Pinup Revue, Vapid Kitten, Dead Housekeeping, the It Starts With Hope anthology, and Unchaste Anthology Volume 1. She lives and writes in Seattle, WA. Her short essay “Nine Kinds of Ice Cream” was a 2016 Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee. She joined Minor Arcana Press as Editor in June 2015.

G.G. Silverman lives north of Seattle with a dog-boy and an adult male human. She is the author of the YA comedic horror novels VEGAN TEENAGE ZOMBIE HUNTRESS and STONERS VS. MOANERS, the first of which was a finalist for the North Street Book Prize. Her short fiction and poetry have won awards and have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, ellipses literature + art, The Iron Horse Literary Review, Iconoclast, The Seventh Wave, Molotov Cocktail, and more. For more info, and to connect with G.G., please visit www.ggsilverman.com.

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April 26, 2017 Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, April 26th.

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

Bios

Joanne Rixon‘s writing has appeared in The Cascadia Subduction ZoneBreath & ShadowStupefying StoriesGlitterShip, and Crossed Genres Magazine. She is an internally-displaced person in the Pacific Northwest; a former resident of North Seattle, she currently lives in a less-gentrified neighborhood in Tacoma. She is an organizer with the North Seattle Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup, and has recently begun applying her organizing skills to local progressive politics. Ask her about how to call your elected representatives, or follow her on twitter @JoanneRixon for angry yelling about the other Washington.

Oscar McNary scribbles down the whispers that flow through his cell in the Seattle catacombs. He slides the stories page by page through a ventilation grate into the yellow world above. The scraps go flapping over the soaked streets. Recent publications include Discovery: QSF’s Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest; Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City Anthology V; and Minor Arcana’s Drawn to Marvel anthology. He has three chapbooks. Everything he writes is true.

 

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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

 

Bios

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.

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January Reading

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

  • Signup starts at 7:00
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30
  • Invited readers Nisi Shawl and Eileen Gunn  8:45 – 9:45

We are kicking off the new year with invited readers Nisi Shawl and Eileen Gunn.  It is truly an honor.

Bios

Nisi Shawl’s story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2009.  In 2015 she co-edited the critically acclaimed anthology Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany.  She is coauthor of Writing the Other: A Practical Approach. Her Belgian Congo steampunk novel Everfair is due out from Tor in September 2016.

Eileen Gunn’s work has received the Nebula Award in the US and the Sense of Gender Award in Japan, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy awards and short-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. award. Her stories have been published in Asimov’s, Tor.com, Nature, and elsewhere; her most recent collection, Questionable Practices, appeared in 2014 from Small Beer Press.

 

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November Reading

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

  • Signup starts at 7:00
  • ten minute readings from signup 7:30 – 9:45

Since we will be reading on “Thanksgiving eve” we won’t have features, instead we’ll run an open mic all evening.  Let us know if your SF/F piece needs a few extra minutes during signup.

Optional Theme: “Turkeys  in Spaaaaaaace”.

October Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on October 28th.

  • 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 Elizabeth Guizzetti and Mitchell Shanklin.

Bios

Mitchell Shanklin lives in Seattle and enjoys writing stories with either magic or made-up science or both. He also writes code for companies so he can eat and perform other activities which require money. In his free time he reads, hikes, has rambling philosophical arguments and plays too many video games and too few board games.

Much to her chagrin, Elizabeth Guizzetti discovered she was not a cyborg and growing up to be an otter would be impractical, so she began writing stories. Guizzetti currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two dogs. When not writing, she loves hiking and birdwatching. She is the author of a four independent comics and two published novels. Her debut novel, Other Systems, is a finalist for the 2015 Canopus Award.