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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
www.hopleaf.com

Bill will appear as part of the 100th episode of Tuesday Funk, Chicago's long-running eclectic reading series, at Hopleaf in Chicago. This special evening features all the past hosts and producers of the series, which is currently hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins. Appearing with Bill will be Connor Coyne, Reinhardt Suarez, Hallie Palladino, and Sara Ross Witt.

Update: Watch video of Bill's reading below:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 7:00 pm
Boundless Tales
The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st St.
Astoria, NY 11106
www.astoriabookshop.com

Bill will read an excerpt from a near-future science fiction story as part of the June edition of Boundless Tales at The Astoria Bookshop in Astoria, Queens. The full lineup for the evening is TBA.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 5:30 pm
Line Break Reading Series
Q.E.D.
27-16 23rd Ave.
Astoria, NY 11105
www.qedastoria.com

On March 5, Bill hosts the inaugural edition of Line Break, a new quarterly literary reading series in Queens. The confirmed lineup includes Carey Bernstein, Malcolm Chang, Sherese Francis, Sarah Riccio, and Bill himself. The reading takes place at Q.E.D.: A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria, Queens, near the Ditmars stop on the N/Q line. Admission is $5.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bill appears on Episode 176 of WIRED.com's "Geek's Guide to the Galaxy" podcast to discuss his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, with host David Barr Kirtley.

UPDATE: Listen to the full interview on WIRED.com's "Geek's Guide to the Galaxy" podcast:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Tuesday, November 5, 7-9 pm MST

Bill will be the guest of a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) in the r/mormon subreddit, where he'll field questions about his forthcoming memoir The Accidental Terrorist and more.

Please note that the posted time, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, is for the Mountain time zone, to accommodate that region's strong interest in the subject matter. But you can, of course, participate from anywhere!

UPDATE: Read the full content of the AMA here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 7:00 pm
Newtown Literary #5 Launch
Terraza 7 Train Café
40-19 Gleane St
Elmhurst, NY 11373
www.terraza7.com

Bill will read a portion of his new short story "Sparkler" as part of the launch of Newtown Literary's Speculative Poetry & Prose Issue. The event takes place at Terraza 7 Train Café in Elmhurst, Queens. The lineup for the evening also includes Laura Grow-Nyberg, Jennifer Morell, Crystal Rivera, and Joan Willette. Terraza 7 can be reached via the 7 train to 82nd Street in Queens, or via the M train to Elmhurst Avenue.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
www.hopleaf.com

Bill will read a short story as part of the November edition of Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf in Chicago. (He is a former co-host and co-producer of the series.) The lineup for the evening also includes Keesha Beckford, Tom Haley, Maggie Jenkins, and Melinda McIntire.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm
Electric Velocipede Issue 27
Release Party & Memorial Service

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002
www.bluestockings.com

Seminal speculative fiction magazine Electric Velocipede will cease publication with its 27th issue. Bill joins a legion of past and present EV contributors for an evening of readings that is part release party, part memorial service. Sam J. Miller and Nancy Hightower host at Bluestockings Bookstore, with a lineup that includes Robert J. Howe, K. Tempest Bradford, Matthew Kressel, Barbara Krasnoff, Richard Bowes, Mercurio D. Rivera, and Jonathan Wood. Also, there'll be raffles, snacks, and a chance to purchase an Electric Velocipede sampler featuring stories by all the participating authors.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Bill will be reading his short story "Stand Up" on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, as part of Chicago's monthly Tuesday Funk reading series, of which he is also co-host and co-producer. The reading, which also features Stephen Markley, Lawrence Santoro, Holly McDowell, and Christopher Sweet, takes place at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf Bar and Restaurant, 5148 N. Clark St. (just south of Foster). The upstairs lounge opens at 7:00 pm and is cash only. You must be 21 or over to be admitted. For further details, please visit http://www.tuesdayfunk.org.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Bill will be reading his short story "The Visitors at Wriggly Field" on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, as part of Chicago's monthly Tuesday Funk reading series, of which he is also co-host and co-producer. The reading, which also features C.P. Chang, Erin Shea Smith, Matthew Darst, and Liz Baudler, takes place at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf Bar and Restaurant, 5148 N. Clark St. (just south of Foster). The upstairs lounge opens at 7:00 pm and is cash only. You must be 21 or over to be admitted. For further details, please visit http://www.tuesdayfunk.org.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Bill will be reading a short poem on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, as part of Chicago's monthly Tuesday Funk reading series, of which he is also co-host and co-producer. The reading, which features as headliners Brenda Cooper, Sarah K. Castle, Holly McDowell, Vincent Jorgensen, Gregory A. Wilson, and Kelly Swails, takes place at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf Bar and Restaurant, 5148 N. Clark St. (just south of Foster). The upstairs lounge opens at 7:00 pm and is cash only. You must be 21 or over to be admitted. For further details, please visit http://www.tuesdayfunk.org.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St. (south of Foster)
Chicago, IL 60640

Bill will be reading from his short fiction on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, as part of Chicago's Tuesday Funk reading series. The reading, which will also feature Jackie Adamski and Connor Coyne, takes place at 7:30 pm in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf Bar and Restaurant, 5148 N. Clark St. (just south of Foster). The upstairs bar opens at 7:00 pm and is cash only.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Wine Loft
17 N. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

On Thursday, June 24, Bill will participate in a panel discussion on the interactions between science fiction and actual science. Titled "Science + Fantasy = Science Fiction," the panel at The Wine Loft in Flagstaff, Arizona, brings together scientists and writers together to talk about how science inspires science fiction and vice versa. Other participants include geologist and writer Sarah K. Castle, writer Bradley P. Beaulieu, writer and futurist Brenda Cooper, biologist and computer scientist Dan Greenspan, biologist and physiologist Stan "Bud" Lindstedt, and science historian David S.F. Portree. The discussion begins promptly at 5:30 pm. Admission is free.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St. (south of Foster)
Chicago, IL 60640

Bill will be reading from his collaboration with Derryl Murphy, Cast a Cold Eye, on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, as part of Chicago's Tuesday Funk Reading Series. The reading, which will also feature Lisa Chalem, Reinhardt Suarez and Marianna "Etiquette Bitch" Swallow, takes place at 7:30 pm in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf Bar and Restaurant, 5148 N. Clark St. (just south of Foster). The upstairs bar opens at 7:00 pm and is cash-only. For further details, please visit http://www.gothicfunk.org.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Cast a Cold Eye
Book Release Party!
The problem isn't that Luke sees dead people. The problem is that dead people see Luke.

CAST A COLD EYE BOOK RELEASE PARTY
w/William Shunn
Friday, January 8, 2010
7:00 to 9:00 pm

Time and Again
1239 W. Cortland St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Come out to Time and Again in Chicago to celebrate the hardcover release of Derryl Murphy & William Shunn's new novella Cast a Cold Eye! Mingle with fellow book lovers, browse unique treasures from the era of the story in an elegant setting, and sit back with a glass of wine while William Shunn reads chilling selections from the book. (Readings begin at 7:30 pm.)

Cast a Cold Eye is the story of Luke Bryant, a troubled Nebraska orphan who lost his parents in the Spanish flu, and his apprenticeship to itinerant spirit photographer Annabelle Tupper. Fright.com says it's "well written, solidly characterized and imaginative ... works largely because of its richness and unpredictability." And World Fantasy Award winner Charles de Lint urges in the book's introduction, "It's past time for you to discover its treasures for yourself."

This event is free. Copies of Cast a Cold Eye will be available for purchase for $20, along with a few $40 limited editions signed by Derryl Murphy, William Shunn, and Charles de Lint. Please bring a friend, please forward this email, and please RSVP to feedback AT shunn DOT net.

Time and Again is a new, unique shop featuring something for everyone. Selections include fine Victorian antiques, vintage jewelry, clothing and collectibles, watercolor art and more, all housed in a funky, reclaimed space in the Clybourn Corridor.

Time And Again is located on Cortland Street, just west of Clybourn. Take the Brown or Purple Line to Armitage, or the Armitage bus (#73) to Cortland & Kingsbury.

Or take the Metra (Union Pacific/North or Union Pacific/Northwest line) to Clybourn, walk south to Cortland, then east across the river to Time And Again.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New York Review of Science Fiction Reading
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10038

Hi, NYC friends! Yes, it's a last-minute surprise to me too, but I'll be reading with the excellent Paul Witcover this coming Tuesday evening, January 5th, as part of the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series at the South Street Seaport Museum. Doors open 6:30 pm, readings begin 7:00 pm. Suggested donation is $5. Click here for all the details.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Strong Medicine: An Evening of Fiction and Dance
Writers Workspace
5443 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)
Admission FREE

Writers WorkSpace is pleased to host a free evening of fiction and dance in the spirit of October, featuring sound-and-movement duo Microgig and science-fiction writer William Shunn. On a mission to bring dance to places it's not normally found, Microgig members Asimina Chremos (dance) and Fred Lonberg-Holm (sound) will stage their haunting improvisations in this unusually close and intimate setting. Bookended by chilling short stories read live by the Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated Shunn, the evening will be one you won't want to miss. Space is limited, so arrive early. Light refreshments will be offered. For more information, please visit http://shunn.net/medicine.

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August 6-10, 2008

66th World Science Fiction Convention
Denver, Colorado, USA

Bill and his intrepid wife Laura Chavoen will be attending the 66th World Science Fiction Convention this summer in Denver, Colorado.

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August 30-September 2, 2007

65th World Science Fiction Convention
Yokohama, Japan

Bill and his lovely wife Laura Chavoen will be attending the 65th World Science Fiction Convention late this summer in Yokohama, Japan. Worldcon is where the annual Hugo Awards are presented, among many other activities. The convention's guests of honor Sakyo Komatsu, David Brin, Takumi Shibano, Yoshitaka Amano, and Michael Whelan.

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May 11-13, 2007

Nebula Awards Weekend
New York Marriott Financial Center
New York, NY

Bill will be participating the 2007 Nebula Awards Weekend in New York City. His novella "Inclination" is nominated for the Nebula Award. The awards ceremony will be held the evening of Saturday, May 12, and the public are invited to purchase tickets for that or for the entire weekends' activities.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
South Street Seaport Museum, Melville Gallery
213 Water Street (at Fulton Street)
New York, NY

As part of the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series, Bill will guest-curate an evening of readings from writers who come to written SF from the worlds of visual media. Our readers will be novelist Lauren McLaughlin (Cycler) and recent Writer of the Future winner Andrea Kail. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the reading starts at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation is $5.

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