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Erewhon Literary Salon featuring Manish Melwani and Martin Cahill, 5/9/19
INTRODUCTION
Please join us for a literary salon in the glorious offices of independent speculative fiction publisher Erewhon Books. Our salons feature author readings, but they are also a space for our community to gather, a chance to talk and relax and play with speculative fiction fans and beyond.

* To attend, please RSVP in the form at the bottom of this page.* To hear about future events, please see https://www.erewhonbooks.com/events/ or follow us on one of the social media platforms linked from the bottom of that page.

OUR READERS
MANISH MELWANI
MANISH MELWANI is a Singaporean writer of strange and monstrous fictions. He attended the Clarion Workshop in 2014 and currently lives in New York City. He recently completed a master’s thesis at NYU, entitled Starports, Portals and Port Cities: Science Fiction and Fantasy in Empire’s Wake. His thesis includes a collection of supernatural stories set over 700 years of Singapore history. You can read some of those stories in LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction and in the Shirley Jackson Award-winning Shadows and Tall Trees. Find him on Twitter @ManishMelwani.
MARTIN CAHILL
MARTIN CAHILL is a writer, reviewer, and essayist living in Astoria, Queens and working in Manhattan. He is a Clarion Graduate of the class of 2014, and is currently a member of the NYC based writing group, Altered Fluid. He has been published in Nightmare Magazine, Fireside Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer Magazine, and Lightspeed Magazine. He's currently at work on an epic fantasy novel or two. He also writes nonfiction for Book Riot, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and the Barnes and Noble Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog. When he's not writing, you can find him playing Dungeons and Dragons with anyone who wants to roll dice with him.
INFORMATION AND POLICIES
Here is some information about Lit Salons at Erewhon:

* Timeline: We will open the space at 7. Readings will start at 7:30. After that, we'll stick around until at least 11 for hangouts, games, &c.

* The office is in the Flatiron/NoMad district in Manhattan. The space is big and we can host a whole lot of people, but we reserve the right to cap the event if there is concern about crowding.

* To RSVP, fill out the form below. We will contact everyone who fills out the form by a few days before the event with location and access information and will send out access emails periodically after that, up until 5 p.m. on the day of the event. If you decide to come at the last minute, we can probably still let you in, but please do RSVP to make planning easier.

* Food and drink: We'll provide hot and iced coffee and tea and a few snacks. If you would like to bring some snacks or booze to share with others or for your own enjoyment, that would be most welcome. We will probably also order some dinner (everyone pays for what they order) after the readings if you want to get in on that.

* Amenities and access: The office should be accessible--there is a street-level entrance with no stairs and two elevators up to the office. The office has lots of space, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen. Please note that we only have seats for about 26 people, so some people may have to sit on the floor or stand for part of the event.

* Photos: As with many readings, there are usually some people who post photos on social media during and after the event, and we will share some of those photos via a link on our event page. We can't control what other people post, but if you don't want photos of you included in our roundup, just let us know.

* Games: We've got two big tables and a small collection of board games in house--see the "Info on the event space" link below for titles. You're welcome to bring your own and see if you can get a game going.

* Community policy: The Erewhon Books office seeks to be a safer space for all community members, but in particular has a zero-tolerance policy for oppressive actions or physical or verbal harassment. If anyone does or says anything that makes you uncomfortable, please talk to Liz. We reserve the right to disinvite anyone from this or future events at our discretion.

Please note that we are welcoming you into our private offices. Thanks in advance for respecting our policies and wishes. ♥

Info on the event space: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aYskuf6GMaokRj5JBWHYUU-eOIZ7-mPIppw3NivuCGA/

Facebook invite page: https://www.facebook.com/events/342029453110714/

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