The Stars Came Out @ Riley’s:
Starry Nights, Cosmic Conversations

July 3rd, 2015

Reni and Marty (2)Welcome back!

This is the second in a series of blogs and podcasts centering on June’s Storytelling Night at Riley’s. If you missed the first round, you can check it out here.

Our theme for the event was “Starry Nights, Cosmic Conversations,” and as our story events often do, this one started off with music by Reni Monteverde and Marty Rosenberg. There performances are just one more reason why . . . [Read and hear more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Storytelling Night at Riley’s:
Starry Nights, Cosmic Conversations

July 2nd, 2015

Diane cohost (2)It was SRO when co-host Diane Turnshek and I presented “Starry Nights and Cosmic Conversations” at Riley’s Pour House last Tuesday. The event featured an impressive roster of storytellers performing a stellar mix of astronomy-related stories.

Starting today, I’d like to share some audio highlights from that evening, starting with two exciting spoken-word performers who made their Riley’s debut at “Starry Nights.”

Anna Voelker is a talented young scientist who has been featured on TEDx at Ohio State University. Dale Miller is . . . [Read and hear more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Seaton Hill Workshops @ WPF & IYWM

June 25th, 2015

sf3The 21st-Century Scop is at Seton Hill University this week, giving presentations on The Art of Revision and The Shortest Stories Every Written.

“Revision” comes first, offered on Thursday at 1:00 PM as part of SHU’s graduate program in Writing Popular Fiction. “The Shortest Stories.” follows on Friday at 11:00 AM, presented by In Your Write Mind, a program of writing workshops that runs parallel to the graduate school’s courses.

I’ll also be taking part in a book signing on Friday at 7:00 PM. If you love books, writing, or just want to hang with some of the most exciting people this side of Hogwarts, I’ll hope to see you there!

Professor Challenger:
New Worlds, Lost Places

June 16th, 2015

Challenger“The whole matter is very fully and lucidly discussed in my forthcoming volume upon the earth, which I may describe with all due modesty as one of the epoch-making books of the world’s history.”

- Professor G. E. Challenger
When the World Screamed

Featuring cover art by Academy-Award winning artist Dave Kelsey and new fiction from Stephen Volk (The Awakening), Simon Kurt Unsworth (The Devil’s Detective), and others, this new anthology from J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolic (the same team that brought you the Gaslight series of Sherlock Holmes stories from Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing) is now available in Kindle from Amazon.

Print editions will be released . . . [Read more at The 21st-Century Scop].