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/