Ed Champion and myself will be hosting a new speculative fiction reading series/carnaval of crazyness called the Wold Newton Reading Extravaganza. First event:

September 26th, 2010 at 6:30pm
at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
With: Charles Yu and Brian Francis Slattery
Poetry by Jonathan Berger
Music! Comedy! Mayhem!

The idea is really to create a reading event that is so much fun people will want to come even if they've never heard of the readers in question, and to that end the event will be as much of a show and a performance as simple readings.

Charles Yu is the author of Third Class Superhero and How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and was one of the National Book Foundations 5 Under 35 in 2007. He wrote a book with a time machine that runs on regret.

Brian Francis Slattery is the author of Spaceman Blues and Liberation and is one of my favorite writers as well as a musician who incorporates musical performance into his readings.

Jonathan Berger is a longtime, New York humorous poet who reads over music.

For more information and laughs, see the official web site.