Tomorrow night -- that's Tuesday, June 7th -- Gregory Frost and I will be reading at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art, 138 Sullivan Street (between Houston and Prince) in New York City.
It should be a great evening. Greg is a terrific reader and has written a new story just for this event. I'll be reading "The Pearls of Byzantium," a never-to-be-published story handcrafted from the early sections of Dancing With Bears. I took two chapters, gave them a stand-alone resolution that doesn't occur in the book, and then boiled them down to reading length. I've done this before, either once or twice, but since I always discard the story afterwards and then re-craft it for the next reading, the version you hear will be, in the old, unspoiled sense of the word, unique.
Plus, between our readings, Greg and I will reprise one of our five-minute podcasts from the series Darger & Surplus Explain to You: How to Run a Con, which appeared (or perhaps I should say "was heard") in StarShipSofa.
This is all part of the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. The doors open at 6:30, and the readings start at 7:00. Admission is free but a donation of $7.00 is suggested. Which means if you're young and that seven bucks kind of hurts, feel free to attend without paying. Nobody's going to snarl at you.
If you can possibly make it, you really should. If you can't enjoy this particular evening, you simply don't like going to readings at all.
You can find directions here. The NYRSF flyer for the event is here.
DId I mention that the Soho Gallery for the DIgital Arts is an interesting place in its own right? One of the thousand reasons that people live in the Big City.