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On October 11, 2015, Bill performed a spoken-word set for The Sunday Sessions at HiFi Bar, New York, NY, with Daniel Geoghegan (drums) and Jon Pope (bass).

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Tuesday Funk, 100th show, December 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
I'm delighted to be appearing tonight at a very special edition of Chicago's Tuesday Funk reading series.

It's the 100th episode of the long-running series. In honor of that occasion, current hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins have invited all the former hosts back as guests.

Please come out to Hopleaf tonight at 7:30 to see not just me but also Connor Coyne, Reinhardt Suarez, Hallie Palladino, and Sara Ross Witt. It's upstairs and it's free! It'll be a terrific show!

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Taboo Tales NYC, Monday, October 10th, 7:00 pm, The PIT, 123 E. 24th St., New York, NY 10010
Tonight I'm very excited to be part of the second Taboo Tales event in New York City. Come out and see us at The PIT and I guarantee you'll leave feeling better about yourself. But get your tickets quick!

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Taboo Tales

I'm very excited to be part of the second Taboo Tales event 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. Come out and see us at The PIT on Monday and I guarantee you'll feel better about yourself.

Now, I'll let Taboo Tales tell you more...


We've learned New Yorkers are pretty fucked up so we're putting on our second show on October 10th. It's Columbus Day so tell all your friends to come out and discover this one of a kind storytelling show where we talk about topics no one wants to discuss in public.

Our BRAVE storytellers for this show will be:

  • Allison Guerra
  • Tony Carnevale
  • Kent Koren
  • William Shunn
  • Karen Fratti
  • Bobby Hankinson

    Hosted by Vanessa Golenia and Kejal Macdonald
    Happening at the PIT theater (24th and Lex)
    7pm. Arrive by 6:30pm.

    Save some money and get your tickets in advance!
    $10 online tickets // $13 at the door

    Want to see how much fun we had at the last one? Say no more. Check our event photos.

    SEE YOU THERE!


    More info:
    http://tabootalestheshow.com/about-2/
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1781798598730652/

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  • latest line break reading series post

    Berry reads at Line Break #3
    A big thank you to everyone who turned out for our third regular episode of Line Break on Saturday, at beautiful Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. Just by showing up and giving us the gift of your attention, you helped make the evening bigger and better than it would have been without you.

    We also need to send out big thanks to participants Alex DiFrancesco, Barbara Lynn Cantone, Jeremy Blutstein, Berry, and Aida Zilelian for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. And thanks to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it.

    If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 4, when we'll we back with our fourth issue, which will include fan-favorite reader Sarah Riccio. What's more, we'll be going monthly starting in February, so there will be more chances than ever to see and hear all the best writing in Queens in 2017!

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    latest proper manuscript format post

    Paragraph formatting box from Microsoft Word 2010
    A reader writes to ask:

    I want to submit a novel manuscript to a small press in the US and their guidelines say "indented, not tabbed."

    What's the difference? Usually I just hit the tab key once. Should I be doing something else?

    I have Word Starter 2010, and I can't see any distinction between "indent" and "tab."

    How do I make sure I'm indenting and not tabbing? If I'm tabbing, how do I change it to indent?

    This is an excellent question, and I'm sure the cause of much confusion among word-processing novices. There is in fact a distinction between tabbing and indenting—or rather, it might be more accurate to say that tabbing is only one way to indent a paragraph. I will try to explain a method for indenting paragraphs that makes your document more portable* and easier for your publisher to use.

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    latest perry slaughter post

    'Deus ex Machina' by Perry Slaughter
    Sigh. Much as I try, I can't keep those crazy kids at Sinister Regard from putting out new ebook editions of my juvenilia. The latest novella to get this pixelation treatment is Deus ex Machina, my ridiculous sci-fi romp about an artificial intelligence who tries to kill God and take the Big I AM's place.

    The trade paperback edition of Deus ex Machina was released late last year, but for the ebook release Sinister Regard has given it a spiffily updated cover. And the ebook is available pretty much everywhere! Smashwords, Kobo, Nook, iBooks and Kindle all have it for a measly $1.99, and it's also available for your reading pleasure on such subscription services as Oyster and Scribd. How do you like me now?

    But wait! That's not all! Sinister Regard will be bringing out three more of my books in print and electronic editions over the course of the summer, including two that have never before seen the light of day! First, on June 16th, is Whether We Are Mended, my collection of three long sci-fi love stories, which is also getting a cover that's a vast improvement over its original hardback edition.

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    Upcoming Appearances
    Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 pm
    Tuesday Funk Reading Series
    Hopleaf Bar
    5148 N. Clark St.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    www.hopleaf.com
    Saturday, February 4, 5:30 pm
    Line Break Reading Series
    Q.E.D.
    27-16 23rd Ave.
    Astoria, NY 11105
    www.qedastoria.com
    Recent Appearances
    Sunday, April 3, 2016, 7:10 am

    About William Shunn

    William Shunn is the Hugo and Nebula Award–nominated author of over thirty works of short fiction, which have appeared since 1993 everywhere from Asimov's Science Fiction to Salon. A collaboration with Derryl Murphy, Cast a Cold Eye, came out from PS Publishing in 2009. For three years he hosted Tuesday Funk, an eclectic monthly reading series in Chicago, and he occasionally writes in the guise of Perry Slaughter.

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