The Consultant

by Catherynne M. Valente

Noir meets fairy tales in this brilliant mashup story from Catherynne M. Valente, the New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry.

She walks into my life legs first, a long drink of water in the desert of my thirties. Her shoes are red; her eyes are green. She’s an Italian flag in occupied territory, and I fall for her like Paris. She mixes my metaphors like a martini and serves up my heart tartare. They all do. Every time. They have to. It’s that kind of story. READ MORE


Catherynne M. Valente appeared on the Center's panel at the Brooklyn Book FestivalGender in Science Fiction and Fantasy, on September 18th in downtown Brooklyn. (Click the event link to watch the video.) 

 

The acclaimed teacher and author Alice Mattison talks to Sarai Walker about penning a new book on writing (The Kite and the String), the best craft advice she's ever received, and the importance of diverse voices in fiction. 

 

"When we fail to encourage writing by people who need to earn a living and maybe support others, by women, by mothers, by those with disabilities, or those past their first youth, we lose the books they’d have written. We need those books." READ MORE

 

And if you'd like to experience Mattison's teaching first-hand, she'll be leading a one-day workshop for us this fall. Click here to find out more and sign up. 

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS

The Other Stories
 

The Center is pleased to let you know about a fantastic new podcast, The Other Stories. It's a podcast for new, emerging, and struggling writers. Each episode features a work of fiction read by the author set to an originallly composed soundtrack. Following the reading, host Ilana Masad interviews the writers about their fiction, their work, and their writing lives. 

 

Check out their new episode featuring an interview with Jason Gordy Walker and his story "I Have A Confession" 


 

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