The greater Pacific Northwest is home to Ursula K. Le Guin, Kay Kenyon, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Brent Weeks, Ted Chiang and Ramona Quimby. Although Ramona isn't known for her Science Fiction and Fantasy escapades, the rest are, and will be celebrated as part of the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local authors.
Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next event in the Seattle area (Kirkland, WA) will be held on Tuesday, September 9 and will feature Eileen Gunn, Patrick Swenson, and Darragh Metzger. Set in the festive atmosphere of the Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant in Kirkland, WA, events begin at 7:00 pm, and end by 8:30 pm.
Founded in 1965 by the late Damon Knight, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world. Since its inception, SFWA® has grown in numbers and influence until it is now widely recognized as one of the most effective non-profit writers' organizations in existence, boasting a membership of approximately 1,800 science fiction and fantasy writers as well as artists, editors and allied professionals. Each year the organization presents the prestigious Nebula Awards® for the year’s best literary and dramatic works of speculative fiction.
Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Wednesday, September 10 and will feature Eileen Gunn, Patrick Swenson, and Wendy Wagner. Set in the pub-like atmosphere of the McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, OR, events begin at 7:00 pm, and end by 8:30 pm.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America will host its annual reception for the publishing industry at The Manhattan Penthouse on October 6th, 2014! We invite you to come celebrate the industry with your friends and peers.
The Manhattan Penthouse, located at 80 5th Ave., Penthouse (at 14th St & Union Sq), will provide a stunning view of the surrounding city. The Penthouse is handicap accessible with elevators to accommodate our guests in wheelchairs.
This is a chance for authors, agents and editors to mingle without having the pressure of a hectic convention schedule.
Please RSVP by registering to let us know that you are planning to attend.
If you would like to bring a non-industry guest (i.e. spouse, cousin, fan) please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
Space is limited. There is no cost to attend this event.