The Alchemy of Bodies

Date: 08/05/17
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The DC Center

Join us for a speculative fiction reading featuring Marianne Kirby, Day Al-Mohamed, Sunny Moraine & Don Sakers. This event is part of OutWrite, a 3-day festival and celebration of LGBT literature, authors, writers, and poets. For more information, visit the Facebook page

As a writer and editor, Don Sakers has explored the thoughts of sapient trees (The Leaves of October), brought ghosts to life (Carmen Miranda’s Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three, Baen 1989), and beaten the “Cold Equations” scenario (“The Cold Solution,” Analog 7/91, voted best short story of the year.) ​Since 2009 Don has been book reviewer for Analog Science Ficiton & Fact, where he writes the “Reference Library” column in every issue. Don lives at Meerkat Meade in suburban Baltimore with his spouse, costumer Thomas Atkinson. Having recently retired from 42 years with the local public library, he is hard at work becoming a starving writer.

Day Al-Mohamed is author of the novel “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn: A Steampunk Faerie Tale” and editor of the anthology, “Trust & Treachery.” She is a host of Geek Girl Riot on idobi radio. In addition to speculative fiction, also writes comics and film scripts.

Sunny Moraine’s short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Tor.com, Nightmare, Lightspeed, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies, among other places. They are also responsible for the Root Code and Casting the Bones trilogies and their debut short fiction collection Singing With All My Skin and Bone is available from Undertow Publications. In addition to time spent authoring, Sunny is a doctoral candidate in sociology and a sometime college instructor. They unfortunately live just outside Washington, DC, in a creepy house with two cats and a very long-suffering husband.

Marianne Kirby‘s debut novel Dust Bath Revival is one of the Best Books of 2016, according to Pop Culture Beast! A long-time writer, editor, and activist, Marianne is a frequent contributor to women’s interest publications, news outlets, and TV shows that require people to have opinions. She has been published by the Guardian, xoJane, the Daily Dot, Bitch Magazine, Time, and others. She has appeared on TV and radio programs ranging from the Dr. Phil Show to Radio New Zealand. Marianne was born in Florida and returned there, because Florida Weird calls to its own. She has briefly escaped again but is already plotting her eventual winter migration.

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