Wednesday 4 November, 7pm start
Nottingham Writers’ Studio Presents:
Hope or Disaster? Humanity’s Relationship with the Earth
Join us in the bar at Rough Trade for an evening of fantastic literature and performance, featuring award-winning writers from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and a chat with guest-editor, Michael J. de Luca, via Skype; puppetry from Sean Myatt, and readings from local authors Roberta Dewa and Giselle Leeb.
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet
LCRW #33 approaches its theme of humanity’s relationship with the earth with a little humor, a touch of horror…Includes multiple award winner Sofia Samatar, Nebula and Shirley Jackson award nominee Carmen Maria Machado, and World Fantasy Award nominee Christopher Brown among others.
Michael J. DeLuca was born in Boston and now lives in Southeast Michigan. His fiction has appeared in Interfictions, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Apex and is forthcoming from Mythic Delirium and Escape Pod. He is the guest-editor of LCRW #33.
Roberta Dewa’s publications include a novel, The Esplanade, a short story collection, Holding Stones and a memoir, The Memory of Bridges. She lectures in language studies at the University of Nottingham.
Giselle Leeb’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Ambit, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Bare Fiction, Mslexia, Riptide, and other publications.
Carmen Maria Machado is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review, AGNI, The Fairy Tale Review, Tin House’s Open Bar, NPR, The American Reader, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She has received the Richard Yates Short Story Prize, the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing, and the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, and has been nominated for a Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award.
D. K. McCutchen is a Senior Lecturer for the UMass College of Natural Sciences. Lack of poetic DNA led to tale of low adventure & high science titled The Whale Road (Random House, NZ; Blake, UK), which earned a Pushcart nomination & a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book award. In a literary attempt to save the world, she’s now writing mostly scientifically accurate, sometimes erotic, gender-bender-post-apocalyptic-speculative-fiction.
Sean Myatt’s work includes traditional and contemporary puppetry, and performing objects. He has studied and worked with Barry Smith, Peter Schumann, and Philippe Genty. He was a Puppet Captain at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics, and a consultant and performer in ‘Before the Dawn’, Kate Bush’s 2014 show.
Sofia Samatar is the author of the novel A Stranger in Olondria, winner of the William L. Crawford Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World Fantasy Award. In 2014 she received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She co-edits the journal Interfictions and teaches literature at California State University Channel Islands.