Author Events : Video



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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

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:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016
Taboo Tales NYC
(People's Improv Theater)
123 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10010

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.

It all happens at the People's Improv Theater (The PIT) in Manhattan's Flatiron District at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets are only $10. Admission goes up to $13 at the door. Check out the Facebook event listing for more info.

Update: Watch video of Bill's reading below:

Taboo Tales

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday, January 15

In his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated science fiction writer William Shunn tackles his strangest project yet—the 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.

Update: Watch video of Bill's talk below:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

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.

Update: Watch video of Bill's reading below:

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 7:00 pm
The Sunday Sessions at HiFi
The HiFi Bar
169 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

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:

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Tickets $10 at the door

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!

Update: Watch video of Bill's essay below:

Monday, April 4, 2005

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.

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