DATE: May 8th
TIME: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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.
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.