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The Theater

A friend of mine was interning with a independent theater group, the New York Neo-Futurists. Since Saturday was her last day as an intern and my life had not yet been consumed by my publishing course, I figured I should go see what they were all about. The Neo-Futurists do 30 plays in 60 minutes at the Kraine Theater, with audience participation similar to Rocky Horror (except unscripted and not as frequent). The vignettes are very short, and run the gamut from quite humorous to moving. If you’re in Manhattan on a Friday or Saturday nigh, I recommend checking them out. (Worth mentioning: The KGB Bar is upstairs, and you’re allowed to bring your beverage into the theater.)

The Reading Series

After hearing on twitter that I was at the KGB, two writer/twitter friends mentioned that I should look into the monthly KGB Fantastic Fiction reading series. Hosted by editor/anthologist Ellen Datlow and author Matthew Kressel, the reading series features authors sharing (I assume) excerpts from their recently-published or soon-to-be-published works.

This month’s readers are E.C. Myers, author of Fair Coin (who I mentioned in my previous post), and Jack O’Connell, author of The Resurrectionist (among others).

The date coincides with the halfway point of my publishing course. My roommate and I are planning to attend as a reward for surviving the first three weeks and the culmination of the magazine section.

Free Fiction

On a different note, have you heard of Goldfish Grimm? It’s an monthly webzine dedicated to speculative fiction, with a partiality for dark fantasy and horror. Issue 4 went live a few days ago. Stop by and take a peek.


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