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.
Bill will be part of the second Taboo Tales show in New York City on Monday, October 10th. Taboo Tales is the long-running show from Los Angeles where people tell stories about their fucked-up lives. The other brave storytellers will include Allison Guerra, Tony Carnevale, Kent Koren, Karen Fratti, and Bobby Hankinson. Your hosts are Vanessa Golenia and Kejal Macdonald.
In his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated science fiction writer William Shunn tackles his strangest project yetthe true story of his arrest and conviction for hijacking as a young Mormon missionary. In addition to reading excerpts, in his Talks at Google appearance he'll discuss the ways in which changing technologies shaped the long process of writing and publishing this book.
Bill will read from his forthcoming memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, 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.) Stay tuned for news of the rest of the evening's lineup.
With musical backing by Daniel Geoghegan on drums and Jon Pope on bass, Bill will perform a spoken-word set featuring poetry, short shorts, and excerpts from his forthcoming memoir, The Accidental Terrorist. It's all part of The Sunday Sessions at HiFi Bar in Manhattan's East Village. The evening will also feature Sunday Sessions house band #poorcolin.
Update: Watch video of the full performance below:
Bill will be appearing at WRITE CLUB on Tuesday, April 16th, at The Hideout in Chicago. In this bare-knuckle series, three pairs of writers square off with essays on opposing topics. The audience decides who wins, with all proceeds going to charities of the winners' choice. Bill will be defending GOD over DEVIL, for the One Tail at a Time dog rescue organization. Tickets are $10 cash at the door. Arrive early!
The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series 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 host and guest-curate a second evening of readings from members of the 8th of February Group, a private writers' workshop of which he is co-founder. Readers will include Barbara Krasnoff, Ian Randal Strock, and Bill himself. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the reading starts at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation is $5.