Boskone 2016! Panels and Readings TBA!

Fusilier invite

Flock Theatre: Thursday, September 17th, 6:30-10PM

Dev’s on Bank Street
357 Bank St, New London, Connecticut 06320

The Mustache Fusilier Ball is a fundraising dinner for the 3rd Annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival! 

I will be part of the show, performing a song based on the life of Benedict Arnold, with original lyrics to an old American tune.


Bone Swans, a collection of stories Publisher’s Weekly called in a starred review, “brilliantly executed…a delicious stew of science fiction, horror, and fantasy, marked by unforgettable characters who plumb the depths of pathos and triumph,” and endorsed in an another starred review from Library Journal as, “five beautifully crafted stories…imaginary worlds full of flying carpets, fairy-tale characters, and children confronted with a postapocalyptic Earth…”

Author Reading at Bill Memorial LibraryThursday, October 8 at 7:00pm


Gather around the fire for fantastical tales. The Bill Memorial Library invites you to join us for Stories Around the Fire on Thursday, October 8, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a dramatic reading by local author, actress, and musician C.S.E. Cooney. She will read from her recently published story collection, Bone Swans.

Call to reserve your spot around the fire! The content of the stories will be suitable for a PG-13 audience.

There is no charge for the event. Registration is appreciated. Please call the library at 860-445-0392.

Reading and Launch at Maize N Manna: Friday, October 9, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bone Swans in Westerly! Local Book Launch!

Local poet and artist Amber Langanke opens the night with readings from her collections ATLAS, AT LAST and IF MY EYES HAD EYES.

This will be followed by a reading from C. S. E. Cooney’s BONE SWANS. There will be SNACKS! And CHAT! And possibly… A CAKE! There will be BOOKS FOR SALE! And authors to SIGN THEM! Isn’t that EXCITING???

We think so. Come on out and join us!

Flock Theatre: Summer 2014


Previews: Wednesday, July 16th


Thursday-Sunday, July 17th-20th

Wednesday-Sunday, July 23rd-27th



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The Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours
are friends, writers, performers, and musicians who’ve banded together
to share their work with the world.

Join C.S.E. Cooney, Amal El-Mohtar, and Caitlyn Paxson,
as these Apocalypse Gals wail their folk ballads, rock their mythic poetry,
and dramatize excerpts from their speculative fiction.
For a few samples of our work, visit our SMOOCHABLE WEBSITE:

Or find us on FACEBOOK!


The Buttery House Concert
Dorcester, Massachusetts
Where? The Buttery
What Time? Wednesday, July 9th
7 PM – 10 PM

Opening Act: The Midnight Belles
(Goth Folkies Faye Ringel and April Grant)
Second Act: Celtic Elvis
(Jeremy Cooney, Guitar)

Free. Donations accepted. Reservations required.
Email: aprilcatherinegrant at gmail dot com to reserve seating.


Burlington, Massachusetts
Where? Burlington Marriott, “Inspire” Room
What time? Friday, July 11th
4 PM

Guest Writers: Patty Templeton and Nicole Kornher-Stace

Readercon Registration Fee


Westerly, Rhode Island
Where: Maize N Manna Wholefoods
What Time: Sunday, July 13th
6 PM – 9 PM

Opening Act: Guest Artist “Celtic Elvis”
(Jeremy Cooney, Guitar and Vocals)

Canned Foods or Dried Goods to benefit The Jonnycake Center of Westerly
Our local food bank and thrift store.

(A tip jar will also be passed, to help out the artists!)

Come and join us.
We can assure our audience of an

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Flock Theatre

Mrs. Daldry/In the Next Room
Previews February 14th, 2014 at the Shaw Mansion in New London, CT


Flock Theatre: In the Next Room (February 2014)

Flock Theatre: In the Next Room (February 2014)

Witch/Murderer/Seyton, Macbeth, Fall 2013


Second Witches Do It For Hecate


Marching on Dunsinane

Rosalind, As You Like It, Summer 2013


Rosalind in Girl Clothes


Orlando and Ganymede

Performance Poetry
Opening Voice Poet, Arts Café Mystic, September 2013
How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, Westerly Library, June 2012

Narration Work

Stranger VS the Malevolent Malignancy” by Jim C. Hines (Ensemble: June 2014)
Gunner’s Mate” by Gene WolfePodcastle January 2014
Thorns” by Martha Wells, Podcastle September 2013

Lectures and Workshops
From Page to Stage: Adapting Your Prose for Performance, Readercon 2013, with Caitlyn Paxson
Jim LaFayette Memorial Lecture Series, Otis Public Library August 2013
KidsRead Center for Fiction, NYC November 2011 (Part IPart IIPart III on YouTube)

Ottawa Storytellers
Braiding the Ghosts Staged Adaptation, Guest Artist Storyteller, National Arts Centre, May 2012


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