Summer of Science Fiction & Fantasy 2024

Streaming Link Available | 7:00 PM | Open to the Public
* 7/23 $5 ticket minimum at Town Hall Seattle

Accessibility: All readings are held in ADA-accessible venues. Closed captioning is automatically available in Zoom. Contact events@clarionwest.org at least seven days before the event to request special accommodations, such as an ASL interpreter or live captioner.

Usman T. Malik

Tuesday, June 18
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Supported by the Leslie Howle Instructorship

Usman T. Malik (CW ‘13) is the award-winning author of Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan and has published stories in Al-Jazeera, WIRED, Center for Science and Imagination’s Us In Flux, New Voices of Fantasy and more than a dozen best of the year anthologies including The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy series.

Brenda Peynado

Tuesday, June 25
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue

Brenda Peynado is the award-winning author of The Rock Eaters. Her stories have won an O. Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and inclusion in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her novella, Time’s Agent, is forthcoming from Tor.com in 2024.

Cadwell Turnbull

Cadwell Turnbull

Tuesday, July 2
Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
1000 4th Avenue

Cadwell Turnbull (CW ‘16) is the award-winning author of The Lesson, No Gods, No Monsters, and We are the Crisis. His short fiction has appeared in The Verge, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and several anthologies, including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019. 

Sarah Pinsker

Tuesday, July 9
Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
1000 4th Avenue

Supported by the Greg Bear Memorial Instructorship

Sarah Pinsker is the award-winning author of A Song For A New Day, We Are Satellites, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea, Lost Places, and over sixty works of short fiction. She is also a singer/songwriter with four albums on various indie labels. 

Ruoxi Chen

In conversation with Molly Templeton
Thursday, July 18* 
Third Place Books, Ravenna
6504 20th Ave NE

Ruoxi Chen is a Hugo Award-winning book editor based in New York City. She’s had the pleasure of working on books that have been shortlisted for the Ilube Nommo, Nebula, and NAACP Image Awards, and that have won the Alex, Locus, Crawford, Ignyte, Shirley Jackson, World Fantasy, Astounding, and Hugo Awards, among others. 

Carmen Maria Machado

Tuesday, July 23
Town Hall Seattle
1000 4th Avenue

* $5 Entry Fee
Supported by the Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fellowship

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has won the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, among others.


This reading series has been made possible by King County 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Sherman Family Foundation, the Seattle Public Library, Hugo House, Third Place Books, and the Elliot Bay Book Company.

Poster art by Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor

Please contact events@clarionwest.org if you have any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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