Ottawa May Event: Alexandra Renwick & Kelly Robson

DATE: May 8th

TIME: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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ChiSeries Ottawa returns from its spring-slumber with Kelly Robson and Alexandra Renwick! Let’s all shake of these long winter blues and get together to welcome summer.

As always, ChiSeries is free to all—no tickets, no registration, no cover at the door.

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Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer. In 2017, she was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the 2016 Aurora Award and was a finalist for both the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She has also been a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award and Sunburst Award. Her book Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach debuted in March to rave reviews. After 22 years in Vancouver, she and her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica, now live in downtown Toronto..

Alexandra Camille Renwick was designed in Canada, built in California, and released in Texas. Under various iterations of her name she has written dozens of short stories, including award-nominated collection Push of the Sky, which got a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was a selected read for the Powell’s Books SF Book Club. Her genre-elastic fiction draws from a mixed Caribbean/Scandinavian heritage and a bohemian childhood shaped by a folklore scholar, a painter, and a Norwegian grandma with a penchant for classic SF.

Resident of both US & Canada, Renwick hops between noir, SF, mythpunk, and literary fabulism somewhere between Portland, Austin, and Ottawa, where she currently resides in the historic Timberhouse.

Ottawa June Event: Ursula Pflug, L.X. Beckett & John Haas

DATE: June 7th

TIME: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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ChiSeries Ottawa welcomes L.X. Beckett and Ursula Pflug, plus Ottawa’s John Hass!

Summer is here! At least, it should be. Let’s raise a glass to the warm weather (or spit in the eye of endless, dreary spring) and listen to three great authors read from their work!

As always, ChiSeries is free to all—no tickets, no registration, no cover at the door.

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Ursula Pflug‘s fiction has been appearing internationally for decades, in Lightspeed, Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Postscripts, Leviathan, LCRW, Now Magazine, Bamboo Ridge, The New York Review of Science Fiction and more. Her eight novels, short story collections and edited anthologies have been endorsed by Tim Wynne-Jones, Candas Jane Dorsey, Charles De Lint, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Jeff VanderMeer. Her work has been taught in universities in Canada and India, and she has collaborated extensively with filmmakers, playwrights, dancers and installation artists. Her latest book is the near future YA novella Mountain. Visit her on the web at ursulapflug.ca.

John Haas is a Canadian author living in Ottawa with his supportive wife, who gives him time to write and two wonderful sons, who give him motivation. His fiction appears in such places as recent anthologies UnCommon Horror & Spring into SciFi, and the upcoming 5th Spectral Book of Horror. In October 2018 his short story “Skin Deep” will be produced as a podcast by Manor House. His first novel The Reluctant Barbarian was published by Renaissance Press in 2017. The sequel The Wayward Spider will also be published by Renaissance.

Toronto author and editor L.X. Beckett writes fiction by day and then creeps out at night to beat up wayward manuscripts. Her superpowers are amplified by fine prose, strong espresso, and world-saving technologies. (They are, tragically, severely diminished by ordinary pizza.) Lex has a website at lxbeckett.com and loves to be followed on Twitter at @LXBeckett. She’s probably reading this over your shoulder right now.