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ChiSeries Winnipeg with Jonathan Ball, GMB Chomichuk, Ariel Gordon & Adam Petrash

Wednesday Apr 15 2015 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is a Canadian speculative fiction series taking place in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. This evening focuses on speculative poetry and features readings from Jonathan Ball, Ariel Gordon, and Adam Petrash with a reading/live drawing from GMB Chomichuk. Hosted by Chadwick Ginther.

Jonathan Ball, Ph.D. (English), teaches literature, film, and writing at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of the poetry books Ex Machina, Clockfire, and The Politics of Knives (winner of a Manitoba Book Award), and the academic monograph John Paizsís Crime Wave. Ball also served as co-editor of Why Poetry Sucks: Humorous Avant-Garde and Post-Avant English Canadian Poetry.

GMB Chomichuk is a Canadian writer, teacher, mixed media artist, graphic novelist and proud Winnipegger. He won the Manitoba Young Writers Award when he was 15 and the Manitoba Book Award for Best Illustrated Book in 2011 for his graphic novel serial The Imagination Manifesto. Chomichuk was nominated for Canadaís Best Graphic Novel and Best Illustrator (for Raygun Gothic) by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association and for two Manitoba Book Awards for his kids books with author John Toone. Forthcoming in 2015 are Underworld (with Lovern Kindzierski) and Infinitum. Watch his creative process unfold on the CBC documentary Artists By Night.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her second collection of urban/nature poems, Stowaways, was launched in spring 2014. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

Adam Petrash is a writer, poet, and journalist. Heís written articles, book reviews, and interviews for Canstar Community News, Drums Etc Magazine, the Uniter, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Winnipeg Review. His fiction has appeared in journals such as Luna Luna Magazine and Whiskeypaper. He lives and writes in Winnipeg.