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Big Read: Earthsea Group Read

Thursday October 20, 2011
05:30 pm

Tags: Event


Video Watch next: Felix Gilman | Katherine Kellgren | Dion Graham | John Cameron Mitchell | Ellen Kushner | Delia Sherman | Anne Bobby | Sarah Beth Durst | Doug Shapiro






We continued our month-long celebration of science fiction and fantasy with a party and group read of  Ursula K. Le Guin's classic fantasy, A Wizard of Earthsea.

Some of New York City's finest actors, writers and musicians gathered at the Center to read the entire novel aloud in a marathon five-hour event.

Our list of readers included actors:

John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Dion Graham (The Wire)
Barbara Rosenblat (The Secret Garden, Bridget Jones' Diary)
Katherine Kellgren (Dune, The Golden Bowl)
Anne Bobby (Rebecca West)
Doug Shapiro (DougToons)
Sarah Montague (WNYC radio host & producer)

...and authors:

Ellen Kushner (Swordspoint)
Felix Gilman (The Half-Made World)
Alaya Dawn Johnson (Moonshine)
Sarah Beth Durst (Drink, Slay, Love)
Delia Sherman (The Freedom Maze) well as readers and fans of Le Guin who came by to celebrate this SF classic.