Galactic Philadelphia Literary Salon at The Rosenbach Library

On January 18th, the Galactic Philadelphia Salon will return after a too long Covid hiatus at a new venue – The Rosenbach Museum and Library. If you’re in the Philadelphia area come join us on January 18th, 5:30 to 7:45 PM to hear award-winning authors C.S.E. Cooney & Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki read from recent works. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception, tours of Dr. Rosenbach’s private library, and wander an exhibit of The Rosenbach’s recent additions to its speculative fiction rare book collection. Authors’ books will be available for sale, and you’ll have time to have them autographed. Continue the conversations afterwards at a local pub.

Information & tickets HERE 

Oghonechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki* has won numerous honors for his work including the Nebula, Otherwise, BFA & World Fantasy awards and has been a finalist in the Hugo, Locus, BSFA and Sturgeon awards. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Uncanny Magazine, Tordotcom, and other publications. He co-edited (with Sheree Thomas and Zelda Knight) Africa Rising: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, a short story anthology which was on a number of Best Books of 2022 lists. Other anthologies he has edited include Bridging Worlds and Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction. He is a CanCon & ICFA 44 guest of honor.

* pronounced UH-ge-ne-chah-we Donald AY-PAY-kee

C.S.E. Cooney

C. S. E. Cooney (she/her) is a World Fantasy Award-winning author. Her book Saint Death’s Daughter is on’s list of Best Books of 2022 and Kirkus Review’s list of Year’s Science Fiction and Best Fantasy 2022. Other books include, Dark BreakersDesdemona and the Deep, and Bone Swans: Stories, as well as the poetry collection How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, which includes her Rhysling Award-winning poem The Sea King’s Second Bride. Her novel The Twice-Drowned Saint (previously found in the anthology A Sinister Quartet) will be released in February 2023 from Mythic Delirium.

The Rosenbach Library

The Rosenbach is the kind of library we all love. Located in a double townhouse on Delancey Street, The Rosenbach has been designated a National Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries, USA. The collection of over 400,000 rare books, papers and antiques includes some of the world’s best-known literary treasures. These include an important speculative fiction collection. These include first editions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, plus related books and supporting material such as over 100 pages of Stoker’s original notes for Dracula, and much more.


The Galactic Philadelphia Salon is curated by Lawrence M. Schoen & Sally Wiener Grotta

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