Deep Dish Reading Series

In October 2017, the SLF partnered with SFWA and CNSC (Chicago Nerds Social Club) to create a SF/F reading series in Chicago. We will be reviving this program this year and are currently scouting locations proximal to public transportation hubs in Chicago.

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Past Deep Dish Readings

2019

October 3rd, 2019: Featured readers Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Jane Rosenberg Laforge, Scott Huggins, Sue Burke, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Jeremy John, Anaea Lay

August 8, 2019: Featured readers Scott Woods, SL Huang, and T.J. Martinson, with Dawn Bonanno, Richard Chwedyk, Beth Kander, and Aurelius Raines II.

May 7, 2019: Featured readers Mary Anne Mohanraj, Michael Moreci, and Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, with Najm Haq, Angeli Primlani, Ajapa Sharma, and Supipi Weerasooriya.

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2018

October 11, 2018: featured Cory Doctorow and Alec Nevala-Lee (author of Astounding!), with Laura Young, Emily Capettini, Shane Hope, Terry Galvan, and Gordon Dymowski.

September 6, 2018: radio personality Niala Boodhoo joined us to host a discussion on SF/F with Mary Robinette Kowal and Mary Anne Mohanraj! We also featured authors David D. Levine, Mary Robinette Kowal, and SLF Director Mary Anne Mohanraj (as editor of Survivor) along with Chris Bauer, Cathy Crocco, Allison Manley, and Steven Silver

June 7, 2018: featured Ada Palmer and Eden Robins, with Chris Bauer, Tanya DePass, Shareef Jackson, Todd Sumnar, and Anaea Lay.

March 2018:  featured Mary Robinette Kowal and Sandi Wisenberg, with Aurelius Raines II, A.D. Jameson, Kevin Wabaunsee, Dawn Bonanno Hebein, and Scott Huggins.

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2017

December 2017: featured debut novelists: Michael Moreci and Sue Burke, with Angeli Primlani, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Stephen Segal, and Dan Gonzalez.

October 2017: featured novelist Mary Robinette Kowal, debut novelist Cath Schaff-Stump, host Mary Anne Mohanraj, plus Chris Bauer, Richard Chwedyk, and Meg Khoury.

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Are you a writer of speculative fiction? Want to read your latest work in front of an audience? We’d love to have you join us!