In Store Reading w/ Local Authors Jamey Hatley, Sheree Renee Thomas, & Troy L. WigginsSeptember 14, 2017, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Please join us for a reading and book signing by local authors Jamey Hatley, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Troy L. Wiggins. We will have copies of Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, Griots: Sisters of the Spear, and Memphis Noir available for sale. All new and used books will be 10% off during this event.
Jamey Hatley is a native of Memphis, TN. Her writing has appeared in the Oxford American, Torch, The Account, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From The Margins of History, Memphis Noir, and elsewhere. She has attended the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the Voices of Our Nation Writing Workshop and received scholarships to the Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. She made her home in Louisiana for a decade. She wrote her way home to Memphis. She is a 2016 Prose Fellow for the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award Winner. She is Co-Director of The Center for Southern Literary Arts.
Sheree Renée Thomas is the author of Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (Aqueduct Press, named on the 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Award “Worthy” List and honored with a Publishers Weekly Starred Review) and Shotgun Lullabies: Stories & Poems. She is the editor of the groundbreaking anthologies, Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (winner of the 2001 World Fantasy Award) and Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (winner of the 2005 World Fantasy Award). In 2017 she was honored as the first recipient of the L.A. Banks Award for Outstanding Achievement and her contributions to the speculative fiction field. Her speculative stories and poems have received Honorable Mention or named Notable Stories in multiple times in the Year’s Best collections, most recently the 2017 Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award. Her work has been translated in French, Urdu, and Spanish and her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times and other publications. Sheree has been honored with fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, the NY Foundation of the Arts, VCCA, the Millay Colony of the Arts, Ledig House, Blue Mountain Center, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Thomas is the Associate Editor of Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora.
You can read more of her short stories, poetry, and other work in Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, African Voices, Apex Magazine, Harvard’s Transition, Smith’s Meridians, NYU’s Black Renaissance Noire, Callaloo, ESSENCE, So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mythic Delirium, Strange Horizons, Revise the Psalm: Writers Celebrate the Work of Gwendolyn Brooks, The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Speculative Poetry, An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassiafiables, Jalada Afrofuture(s), Afrofuturo(s), Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, 80! Memories & Reflections of Ursula K. Le Guin, Inks Crawl, Memphis Noir, Mojo Rising: Contemporary Writers, and the black women’s horror anthology, Sycorax’s Daughters.
Troy L Wiggins is a writer and editor from Memphis, TN. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Griots: Sisters of the Spear, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, Expanded Horizons, Fireside Fiction Magazine, Uncanny Magazine, and the Memphis Noir anthology. His essays and criticism have appeared in the Memphis Flyer, Literary Orphans Magazine, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, PEN America, and Tor.com. Troy is Co-Editor of FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, and he blogs frequently about writing, nerd media, and race at afrofantasy.net. Troy lives in Memphis with his wife, Kimberly, and their two dogs. Follow him on twitter at @TroyLWiggins .