Join William Ledbetter and Bonnie
Join William Ledbetter and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam for an evening of performative readings of their work. These North Texas authors are finalists for one of science fiction writing’s highest honors, the Nebula Awards. Hear passages from their works, followed by a discussion about myth making, outer space and writing.
“Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam is nominated for her novelette, The Orangery, which was published in December in the online literary adventure fantasy magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Reached by email, Stufflebeam says that the orangery of the story’s title is a grove devoted to keeping safe the characters of mythology — mostly women — who have turned themselves into or have been turned into trees.” –Dallas News.
Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s fiction and poetry has appeared in over 40 magazines and anthologies such as The Toast, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, The Masters Review, Hobart, and Everyman Library’s Monster Verse. She and her partner collaborated on the recently-released audio fiction-jazz collaborative album Strange Monsters. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program and created and coordinates the annual Art & Words Collaborative Show in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Prosper’s William Ledbetter is nominated in the same category for The Long Fall Up, which appeared in the venerable The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He described the story via email: “In the future international laws exist to prevent human’s from having children in zero gravity, due to horribly disfiguring mutations.” –Dallas News.
William Ledbetter is a Nebula nominated writer with more than fifty speculative fiction stories and non-fiction articles published in markets such as Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jim Baen’s Universe, Writers of the Future, Escape Pod, Daily SF, the SFWA blog, and Ad Astra. He’s been a space and technology geek since childhood and spent most of his non-writing career in the aerospace and defense industry. He administers the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest for Baen Books and the National Space Society, is a member of SFWA, the National Space Society of North Texas, a Launch Pad Astronomy workshop graduate, is the Science Track coordinator for the Fencon convention and is a consulting editor at Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. He lives near Dallas with his wife and three spoiled cats. Visit his website at www.williamledbetter.com for more information.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas