|Richard Bowes||Jeffrey Ford|
This evening will not be easily forgotten. One of my all around personal favorites because two of my favorite authors got to read. Richard Bowes started us off with “Venues,” a story about a spec fic writer giving readings at various spots around New York. It was the perfect story for the crowd. It’s coming out soon in F&SF. And Jeffrey Ford read a story, “Polka Dots and Moonbeams,” a surreal and strange and wonderful period piece he said was trying to evoke the feel of the old black and whites. (It did, and then some.) In the story, he Tuckerized Robert Killheffer, the winner of such in last year’s KGB Raffle. The story is coming out soon in Stories, an anthology edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. All in all, it was a wonderful night. Ellen’s photos from the evening can be seen here.