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Saturday, October 13 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Fantastical Four: SciFi, Fables, Folklore, & Film

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Two writers blend fantastical fiction with science fiction, fables, folklore, and cinema. The Science of Lost Futures by Ryan Habermeyer is an award-winning short story collection showcasing a unique sense of humor and an intellectual absurdity. Inspired by urban legends, internet scams, and medical folklore, Habermeyer’s fabulist stories extend beyond science fiction and magical realism to celebrate the bizarre. Vanishing Streets: Journeys in London by J.M. Tyree details the writer’s two-decade-long love affair with Britain’s capital city and the cinema created there. As Tyree wanders through the streets of London, he rediscovers and reimagines the London of the past using movie madness and postcard-like annotations on the magical properties of a great city. He is also the co-author of Our Secret Life in the Movies, a linked short story collection inspired by classic and cult cinema. 

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Ryan Habermeyer

Ryan Habermeyer was born and raised outside of Los Angeles. He earned his MFA from the Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts and his PhD from the University of Missouri. His work has appeared in Cream City Review, Carolina Quarterly, Los Angeles Review, and... Read More →
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J. M. Tyree

J. M. Tyree is the coauthor of Our Secret Life in the Movies, a short story collection selected by NPR for its annual Best Books feature. His writing on cinema has appeared in The Believer, Lapham's Quarterly, Film Quarterly, and in the BFI Film Classics series of books from the... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Merten Hall, Room 1202 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030