I participated in the Books & Burlesque show in New York City on December 2, along side authors YZ Chin, Aimée Lutkin and Ricky Tucker. It was easily the most unique reading experience I’ve ever done! The authors read, and burlesque performers interpreted the excerpt. A statuesque performer named Beleza interpreted images from my cosmic horror story set in the Ballroom scene, “Spyder Threads,” using the “Theme to Mahogany” as the background.
My story “The Magus Club” has been reprinted in Queer Space Force, a showcase zine of speculative fiction from writers based in or connected to DC, edited by dave ring, alongside work by Rasha Abdulhadi, Marlena Chertock, , Rashid Darden & Malka Older.
But wait! There’s more: On May 8th, there will be a group reading with the authors at 1 pm (EST).
Corey Farrenkopf, the director of Cape Cod’s Sturgis Library has made the conversation and reading event with P. Djeli Clark and myself available on YouTube. Clark read a section from his award-winning story The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington. I read from A Spectral Hue. Then we took audience questions.
Thanks again to Farrenkopf and the library for hosting the event, and to the audience members!
The YouTube link for my upcoming reading with Livia Llewellyn on September 16 @ 7pm EST is now up. Participating in the Fantastic Fiction at the KGB has always been a bucket list item for me. I hope to read there in the physical space sometime in the future! Thanks again to Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel for the opportunity!
Here is where you can watch/listen to me read with Benjamin C Kinney on the Story Hour. Thanks to Laura Blackwell for setting this up!
DC area folks — I will be reading with a bunch of other authors (Nino Cipri, Marianne Kirby, Nibedita Sen, dave ring, and Jay Wolf) at the DIY Performance Space RhizomeDC!
I will be reading with Sarah Pinsker, Sunny Moraine, and Day Al-Mohamed at the East City Bookshop (DC; Capitol Hill) on May 4.
More info on the event is here.
I’m still recovering from my weekend hanging out with weird fiction writers and fans. I will talk more about the panels I attended/moderated at a later time. In the meantime, here are some pictures.