SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
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.
The 2012 series brings a new venue in Seattle in addition to our Portland series. Join SFWA at the Wild Rover for the kick off event with John Pitts, author of Black Blade Blues
, reading from his critically acclaimed series.
He'll be joined by Ken Scholes, author of the fabulous fantasy series "The Psalms of Isaak." Our third reader is an exciting new voice: Ted Kosmatka. His book, The Games
, will be out in March of 2012.
Each event starts with notes from the host, a leading local author, who has selected two of their favorite writers to complete the evening's theme. In turn, each is given time to read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation.
Set in the pub-like atmosphere of the Wild Rover Irish Restaurant in Kirkland, WA events begin at 7:00 pm, and end by 8:30 pm.
We are working on the schedule for our second season. If you would like to be informed of the full schedule and who the readers are, please use the register button and we'll keep you up to date.
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.