Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America present...

Pacific Northwest Reading Series

with readings by

Mary Robinette Kowal

Tina Connolly

Nisi Shawl

  • 7 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About Pacific Northwest Reading Series


All are welcome to attend these programs featuring local and national sci fi writers. This month, the event will be hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal, accompanied by Tina Connolly and Nisi Shawl. Come out, grab a beer and settle in for a fun evening.

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass and Without a Summer. In 2008 she received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2011, her short story “For Want of a Nail” won the Hugo Award for Short Story. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and several Year’s Best anthologies. She served two terms as SFWA’s vice president. Mary, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor, recording fiction for authors such as Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Her web site is

Tina Connolly lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and young son, in a house that came with a dragon in the basement and blackberry vines in the attic. Her stories have recently appeared in Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Spider. Her fantasy novel Ironskin is now out from Tor Books, with the sequel, Copperhead, forthcoming in Fall 2013. She reads stories for Podcastle and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, and runs the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. In the summer she works as a face painter, which means a glitter-filled house is an occupational hazard. Her website is

Nisi Shawl’s collection Filter House won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. Her work has been published at Strange Horizons, in Asimov’s SF Magazine, and in anthologies including Dark Matter and The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 19. She was WisCon 35’s Guest of Honor. She edited Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars, and co-edited the forthcoming Strange Matings: Octavia E. Butler, Science Fiction, Feminism, and African American Voices. With Cynthia Ward she co-authored Writing the Other: A Practical Approach. Shawl is a cofounder of the Carl Brandon Society and serves on Clarion West’s Board of Directors. Her website is

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