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Women in Horror Reading

October 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Sunday October 29th

Erika Mailman, Loren Rhoads, Dana Fredsti

It’s a party!

Join us early for cupcakes*, candy, snacks and drinks!

Doors and bar open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30PM

$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum
no one turned away for lack of funds / cash or Square
All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum
Cash bar on a donation basis benefits the ABM

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson

Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books — please feel free to bring your own books from home.

ERIKA MAILMAN is an American author and journalist. Born in Vermont, she is the descendant of a woman who twice stood trial for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials in 1692. Mailman attended both Colby College and the University of Arizona, Tucson, later writing a column for the Montclarion edition of the Contra Costa Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has taught at Chabot College, in Hayward. Her debut novel The Witch’s Trinity, is set in a medieval German town in 1487 and examines the struggle between Christianity and pagan tradition through the story of a Christian woman on trial for witchcraft. Her current novel, The Murderer’s Maid, focuses on the Lizzie Borden legend from a unique perspective.

LOREN RHOADS is a Bay Area writer, editor, and cemetery travel expert. For 10 years she was the editor of the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity. A collection of some of her favorite essays drawn from the magazine, Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual, was published by Scribner in 2009. The space opera trilogy, In the Wake of the Templars, was published by Night Shade Books in 2015. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Best New Horror #27, The Haunted Mansion Project, Year One, and in Cemetery Dance Magazine, among others. Her latest book, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, is a beautiful travel guide to the world’s most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents.

DANA FREDSTI is an author, theatrical sword-fighting actress, and producer, director, and screenplay writer for both stage and film, whose credits include the cult classics Army of Darkness and Dawn of the Dead, and a mystery-oriented theatrical troupe based in San Diego. These experiences were fodder for her mystery novel, Murder for Hire: The Peruvian Pigeon. She has written numerous published articles, essays, and shorts, including stories in Cat Fantastic IV, Zombie, and Hungry for Your Love. Her essays can be seen in Morbid Curiosity magazine, and the anthology Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. She also has written spicy genre romance under her nom de plume, Inara LaVey. Her extracurricular activities include volunteering at EFBC/FCC (Exotic Feline Breeding Facility/Feline Conservation Center), and interests include zombies, surfing, collecting beach glass, and wine tasting.

*there will be some gluten-free offerings, as well!

For over a decade SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Moderated by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, Gene Wolfe, Connie Willis, Brian & Wendy Froud, Samuel R. Delaney, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Peter S. Beagle, Charlie Jane Anders, Karen Joy Fowler, and Nalo Hopkinson, among others. We hope you will join us!

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. The closest BART station is Powell Street – just turn down 5th Street, cross Mission and Howard, and turn left onto Clementina.

NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction.

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