AANPX, Volume 4–Limited Print Run!
The newsletter is described as:
“Limited edition (First Printing) – 8 pgs. full color, tabloid newspaper sized edition, 100 numbered copies. All orders come wrapped in an archival poly bag with an acid free backer board. $12.00US + $2.25s/h (US Orders) or $5.25s/h (Foreign Orders). How The Statue Learned To Dream features a new story in C.S.E. Cooney’s Desdemona and the Deep/Dark Breakers collection of stories.”
The artwork is by Sarah Marshall, and the whole thing is just truly a beautiful piece of ephemera in the world. I dedicated my story to MaryAnn Harris and Charles De Lint, and donated half my earnings to the Harris/De Lint Recovery Fund. You can read the summary of MaryAnn’s story here at the GoFundMe page.
All my best hopes go to the Harris/De Lint family. This story was trying to return a little of the magic of community that they do so well during this time.
INFERNAL SALON: The Gumbo Fiction Cafe Edition, Thursday January 12th–Virtual
Here are a few details about our show, from our host Tina Jens at the Virtual Gumbo Fiction Salon (find them on Facebook).
Register in advance for the show to get a Zoom EMAIL PASSWORD & LINK:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.
What is an Infernal Salon, you ask?
C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos will be giving every writer a prompt of one or more cards from the very spooky deck that we and artist Rebecca Huston invented for our TTRPG “Negocios Infernales.” Once every writer has their prompt, we’ll set a timer for 15 minutes.
When the timer dings, the writers who want to will share their infernally-inspired works with all of us! Much revelry will be had by all.
ADMISSION–we encourage a donation from those who can afford it. We recommend $2 for students/teachers, $4 for others, though any amount is appreciated: paypal.me/TinaLJens, Venmo: @TinaJens
We’ll open up 15 minutes before showtime. Our show is geared toward the commercial genres, but all forms of writing are encouraged.
Galatica Philadelphia Literary Salon: Wednesday, January 18th–in person
For the first time, the Rosenbach Museum & Library is partnering with Galactic Philadelphia for a speculative fiction literary salon. Hear from Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and C.S.E. Cooney as they read from their latest work and converse with them and other guests in an informal and engaging salon-style conversation. Before the readings, you’ll get the chance to explore the Rosenbach with a tour of Dr. Rosenbach’s library or the Programs Gallery special exhibition. We’ll convene for readings at 6:15 p.m., get books signed by the authors and be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a free book! Finally, although the Rosenbach will close at 8 p.m., the audience is invited to continue their conversation at a nearby pub.
The authors’ books will be available for sale throughout the evening. Every attendee will receive one raffle ticket (included in your ticket) for a chance to win books of recently published or about to be released books by various authors.
Boskone: February 17-19–in person
I will post Carlos’s and my respective schedules over at hernandooney.com sometime during the next month!