Friday, January 9, 2009

Molly Gloss readings and workshops

Oregon writer Molly Gloss reads from her most recent novel The Hearts of Horses, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Tues., Jan. 13 at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E. Call 206.684.4063. The novel, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, tells the story of a young woman breaking horses for ranchers in Oregon in winter 1917.

Science fictional? Well, see Gloss' reading included on io9's Guide to Everything Science Fictional in January — so there you have it. Nisi Shawl had this to say in her 2007 review of
The Hearts of Horses, A strong woman in a fragile Oregon frontier in The Seattle Times, "...Gloss ignores boundaries instead of defying them. The mythic and the mundane are one."

Other works by Gloss include: the short story “Lambing Season,” (Asimov's Science Fiction, July, 2002), a finalist for the Hugo and the Nebula awards and chosen for The Best of the Best: Twenty Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction; the novel Jump-Off Creek (1989) winner of both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award; and her novel Wild Life (2001) winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award for feminist science fiction.

See more of Gloss in February. She's teaching a writing workshop focusing on setting, The Ground Beneath Their Feet, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 22 as part of the Fantastic Fiction writers workshop at Richard Hugo House and giving a reading there 7 p.m., Mon., Feb. 23.

In March, look for a Fantastic fiction workshop and reading with Nancy Kress.

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