Upcoming Readings

Join us on June 12th at 7:30 p.m. when our authors will include:

Peng ShepherdPeng Shepherd is a speculative fiction writer and new-ish-comer to Philadelphia. Her debut novel, The Book of M, has been called “an intricately constructed and unsettling alternate future” and “eerie, dark, and compelling” by Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Her short fiction has been read on BBC Radio 4, collected in the Weird Lies anthology, and appeared in Litro, Cent Magazine, and other places. She is a graduate of New York University’s M.F.A. in creative writing program and a winner of the Elizabeth George Foundation’s emerging writers grant. She can be found at www.pengshepherd.com.

photo credit: Rachel Crittenden

Michael R. UnderwoodMichael R. Underwood is an author, podcaster, and publishing professional. His series include the Ree Reyes Geekomancy books, the Stabby Award-finalist Genrenauts series, and Born to the Blade. He’s been a bookseller, sales representative, and the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. He is also a co-host on the Hugo Award-finalist The Skiffy and Fanty Show and Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans.

Join us on August 7th at 7:30 p.m. when our authors will include:

Alan SmaleAlan Smale writes alternate history, historical fantasy, and occasional pure SF. His novella of a Roman invasion of ancient America, “A Clash of Eagles”, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and his series of novels set in the same universe, Clash of Eagles, Eagle in Exile, and Eagle and Empire, are available from Del Rey. Despite the historical slant of most of his fiction, Alan has degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from Oxford University and performs research on black holes and neutron stars at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – a truly Galactic dayjob. Find Alan online at http://www.alansmale.com, Facebook, or @AlanSmale.

photo credit: Karen Smale

Miriam SeidelMiriam Seidel is a writer, curator, librettist, and longtime sci-fi fan. Her debut novel, The Speed of Clouds (New Door Books, 2018) takes place in the world of sci-fi fandom. Her dramatic work includes the libretto for Violet Fire, an opera about the visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, performed in Belgrade, New York, and Philadelphia, another opera based on a tale from Ovid, and a sci-fi radio play for New American Radio. She’s written about the arts for Art in America, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications, and her writing has won fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Our Readings always take place at 7:30pm on a Tuesday.

Additional 2018 Reading dates will be: October 9th, and December 11th. Subscribe to receive timely reminders so you never miss an event.