First of all, you’ll want to come. It’s virtual, so it’s easy. And since you’ll want to come, here is where you sign up for (FREE) tickets on the Eventbrite page:
Second of all, here is why you’ll want to come:
What it is: a night of readings by speculative fiction writers and poets (and long-time friends): Nicole Kornher-Stace, Caitlyn Paxson, Patty Templeton, T. L Trent / Tiffany Trent, Amal El-Mohtar, Ysabeau Wilce, C. S. E. Cooney, and Jessica P. Wick.
We will be hosted by Mike Allen and Sydney Macias of Mythic Delirium.
After the readings, we will do a Q&A with the audience!
Re: the Q&A! Our expert guests—writers, poets, editors, reviewers, publishers, professors, archivists all (sometimes several at once)—might be able to answer some of your questions on the following subjects, or other SFF/literature-related ones you might think of:
starting/editing/funding SFF fiction & poetry ‘zines/anthologies SFF cons, community, public performance from poems to short stories to novels: publishing! self-publishing, small presses, bigger ones reading & reviewing SFF
Speaking of our expert guests, let me introduce you!
Nicole Kornher-Stace is the author of the enemies-to-besties journey-into-the-underworld Norton Award finalist Archivist Wasp and its sequel, Latchkey, as well as the anticorporate SF thriller Firebreak and the middle grade SF/horror space adventure Jillian vs. Parasite Planet.She lives in New Paltz, NY with her family. She can be found online at www.nicolekornherstace.com or on Twitter @wirewalking, where she is probably semicoherently yelling about aspec representation and platonic relationships in fiction.
Want to know more about Nicole?
Nicole’s books! Nicole’s Patreon! The story Nicole’s reading from!
Caitlyn Paxson is a writer, reviewer, performer, and storyteller. She lives on Prince Edward Island, where she keeps a witch’s garden, manages a haunted museum, and moonlights as a fake spirit medium.
Want to know more about Caitlyn?
Caitlyn’s AMAZING newsletter “ Book and Bramble” Caitlyn’s MAGICAL P.E.I.-based Instagram: @caitlynpaxson
Patty Templeton is a writer, Certified Archivist, and itinerant kitchen dancer. Find her on Twitter via @PattyTempleton.
Want to know more about Patty?
Her latest story in Beneath Ceaseless Skies! Her glorious HAUNTED SARAH WINCHESTER NOVEL ! There Is No Lovely End
T.L.Trent is the author of the new series from Moonhare Press, RISE OF THE IRON LOTUS. The first book, BLOODSWORD, will be available in August. As Tiffany Trent, she is the author of the young adult dark fantasy series Hallowmere and The Unnaturalists duology.
Want to know more about T. L. Trent?
Go to her WEBPAGE! Or her AMAZON AUTHOR’S PAGE!
Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry, and criticism and the co-author, with Max Gladstone, of This Is How You Lose the Time War. She teaches creative writing at the University of Ottawa. You can subscribe to her newsletter at amalelmohtar.com
Want to know more about Amal?
Visit her webpage (especially this page with links to her work!) Read her latest New York Times Book Review of Science Fiction and Fantasy!
Ysabeau S. Wilce is a graduate of Clarion West, and has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and won the Andre Norton Award for the second volume in her Flora Segunda series, FLORA’S DARE. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, F&SF magazine, and various collections, including the Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her most recent work, PROPHECIES, LIBELS & DREAMS, is available from Small Beer Press.
Want to know more about Ysabeau?
Find her latest collection: PROPHECIES, LIBELS & DREAMS Visit her Amazon Author’s Page!
C. S. E. Cooney is a writer & audiobook narrator. She won the World Fantasy Award for her collection Bone Swans in 2016. Her new collection, Dark Breakers, featuring stories and novellas set in the same world as Desdemona and the Deep, and came out from Mythic Delirium in February. Her new novel Saint Death’s Daughter debuted with Solaris in April. Currently, she and her husband, author Carlos Hernandez, are co-developing a TTRPG about “Inquisition and Aliens” called Negocios Infernales, forthcoming next year from Outland Entertainment.
Want to know more about YOURS TRULY, C. S. E. Cooney?
Well, you’re HERE, aren’t you? But also, here’s my LINKTREE with ALL THE THINGS! (Where to find my books, where to find my songs, where to look out for the game that Carlos & I collaborated on, etc…)
Jessica P. Wick is a writer, poet, and editor. She co-founded Goblin Fruit with Amal El-Mohtar, a quarterly e-zine of fantastical poetry, and is a passionate advocate for the reading aloud of poetry and fiction. Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award and received honorable mentions in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthologies. Her short fiction can be found scattered across the internet.
Want to know more about Jess?
Links to her Poetry and Fiction found here!
AND OF COURSE, MEET THE HOSTS! Editor/Publisher/Poet/Writer Mike Allen of Mythic Delirium, and his Assistant Editor, writer Sydney Macias!
Mike Allen edits and publishes Mythic Delirium Books in Roanoke, Virginia. His short stories have been gathered in three collections: Unseaming; The Spider Tapestries; and Aftermath of an Industrial Accident. His first dark fantasy novel, The Black Fire Concerto, appeared in 2013, and publisher Broken Eye Books plans to release his second novel, Trail of Shadows, in 2023. A two-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, Mike has also been a Nebula Award nominee and a three-time Rhysling Award winner for poetry. By day (and most nights!) he works as the Editorial Page Editor for The Roanoke Times.
You can follow Mike’s exploits as a writer at
descentintolight.com, as an editor at mythicdelirium.com, and all at once on Twitter at @mythicdelirium.
Sydney Macias is a practicing novel writer whose interests take form in metaphysical settings. Her work explores large casts of ambiguous characters dealing with themes of grief, identity and power. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her experience includes being a Senior Editor and contributor to Mouth Magazine, judging the Writer’s Games for Writer’s Workout, and being an Assistant Editor for the speculative fiction publisher Mythic Delirium.
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