DATE: November 7th
TIME: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
DATE: November 7th
TIME: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
DATE: September 21st
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
CRAIG DILOUIE – Bram Stoker and Audie Award-nominated author of horror, sci-fi fantasy and historical thrillers including the best-selling SUFFER THE CHILDREN and the CRASH DIVE series!
ROBERT BOSE – Author, editor, publisher and two-time finalist for the Robin Herrington Memorial Award. Author of the just-released short story collection FISHING WITH THE DEVIL and Other Fiendish Tales.
AXEL HOWERTON – Hometown anti-hero, genre scholar, and Arthur Ellis Award nominated author of HOT SINATRA, FURR and the upcoming WOLF & DEVIL series, as well as the first title in the exciting new Noirvellas series CON MORTE.
Hosted by Sarah L. Johnson and Owl’s Nest Books
DATE: September 20th
TIME: 8:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.
With readings from: Gary Barwin, Terri Favro, Lisa de Nikolits, Michael Matheson, Jacqueline Valencia, and Myna Wallin.
Hosted by Sandra Kasturi and A.G. Pasquella
DATE: September 19th
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
ChiSeries Pride! A Night of Queer Speculative Fiction with Derek Newman-Stille and Sandra Kasturi
Join us for the 3rd annual ChiSeries Pride event and hear some amazing Sci Fi and Fantasy stories by Canadian authors, to explore some new Queer Frontiers with introductions by 5-time Aurora Award-winning reviewer and critic Derek Newman-Stille.
We Queer folk are often left out of science fiction, so this is our chance to take back our futures, write our stories into the imagination and speculate some new ways to Queer space.
Everyone welcome, and the event is free, though donations for the authors would be appreciated since it will keep them able to write and share their tales.
Readers will include:
Sylvie Bérard is the Winner of the 2002 and 2005 Prix Boreal and the 2003 Prix Aurora Award, and a professor at Trent University.
Kristyn Dunnion‘s dystopic novel, Tarry This Night, made CBC’s list of 20 books they’re excited to read this fall. The Dirt Chronicles (also with Arsenal Pulp Press) was a 2012 Lambda Literary Award finalist and ALA Over the Rainbow selection. Recent work appears in The New Guard V, Cosmonauts Avenue, and The Tahoma Literary Review. The 2012 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2015 Machigonne Fiction prizewinner and Pushcart Prize nominee, Dunnion plays bass with Toronto heartthrobs, Bone Donor. www.kristyndunnion.com
Gemma Files‘s story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won the 1999 International Horror Guild Award for Best Short Fiction. She has published two collections of short work: Kissing Carrion and The Worm in Every Heart. A Book of Tongues (ChiZine), her first Hexslinger novel, won the 2010 DarkScribe Magazine Black Quill Award for Small Press Chill, in both the Editors’ and Readers’ Choice categories. The two final Hexslinger novels, A Rope of Thorns and A Tree of Bones were published in 2011 and 2012. We Will All Go Down Together followed in 2014, and the Shirley Jackson and Sunburst Award-winning Experimental Film came out in 2015. http://musicatmidnight-gfiles.blogspot.com/
DATE: September 12th
TIME: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Summer may be fading, so let’s kick off fall the ChiSeries way!
Come out out hear two authors of speculative fiction read from their works, pick up some new books and be part of Ottawas’ speculative fiction community! We start at 7, but come early for a bite to eat. As always, this event is FREE!
September brings Claude Lalumière & Violette Malan. (Unfortunately, Ursula Pflug had been scheduled to read at this event, but had to drop out.)
VIOLETTE MALAN is the author of the Dhulyn and Parno sword-and-sorcery series (now available in omnibus editions) and The Mirror Lands series of primary world fantasies. As VM Escalada, she’s the author of the Faraman Prophecy series. Book One, Halls of Law, came out in August, and Book Two, Gift of Griffins, will be out next year. She’s on Facebook, she’s on Twitter, and website-wise check either www.violettemalan.com or www.vmescalada.com.
She strongly urges you to remember that no one expects the Spanish Inquisition.
CLAUDE LALUMIÈRE is the author of Objects of Worship, The Door to Lost Pages, Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes, and Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment. His first fiction – “Bestial Acts” – appeared in Interzone in 2002, and he has since published more than 100 stories, several of which have been translated into French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Hungarian, and Serbian and adapted for stage, screen, audio, and comics. In summer 2016, he was one of 21 international short-fiction writers showcased at Serbia’s Kikinda Short 11: The New Deal. Originally from Montreal, he now lives in Ottawa. His website is at claudepages.info.