ChiSeries WinnipegWednesday Oct 11 2017 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove
Featuring readings from Lisa Emme, James Gillespie, and Darren Ridgley. Hosted by Chadwick Ginther.
The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is an award-winning Canadian speculative fiction series taking place in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
Lisa Emme is a Canadian who proudly ends her ABCs with zed. She writes fantasy and romance and is the author of the urban fantasy series the Harry Russo Diaries. A self-professed book-a-holic, she has spent the last few years trying to stem her book hoarding tendencies by writing her own stories and by avoiding the bargain table at the bookstore like the plague. Lisa has worked as a veterinary assistant, playground instructor, bank teller, store clerk, waitress, telephone solicitor, research writer for an environmental think tank, computer programmer, and systems analyst. Her passion however, is writing. What else is she going to do during the long, cold prairie winter?
James Gillespie is a writer and illustrator from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He loves a good story and telling one even more. His first two stories Kaa-Rokaan and Kaa-Shufa were co-written with award winning author GMB Chomichuk have been warmly received by sci fi/fantasy fans across the nation. He is currently collaborating with Illustrator Justin Currie and working on his first children’s book The Folkestone Pirates.
Darren Ridgley is a journalist and speculative fiction writer residing in Winnipeg. He currently works as deputy editor for Canstar Community News. His short fiction has appeared in the Fitting In: Historical Accounts of Paranormal Subcultures anthology, and in magazines including Polar Borealis, Fantasia Divinity, and Empyreome. Fantasia Divinity later selected his work for its “Best of 2016” anthology, Memories of the Past. Other short fiction is forthcoming in Mad Scientist Journal.