I’m excited to announce that I’ll be the Keynote Reader at the inaugural On the Brink: CAN-CON Celebrates New SF Writers taking place May 29 at the Westboro Clocktower Brew Pub. Things get started at 7PM.
On the Brink is an idea I’ve heard floating around the Ottawa spec-fic community since I launched ChiSeries here in Ottawa. The goal is to provide a venue to raise awareness for new and emerging authors of speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, etc. I’d considered it as part of ChiSeries, but already have my hands full.
So, I was thrilled when my friend Marie Bilodeau contacted me to let me know On the Brink had found a home with CAN-CON, Ottawa’s speculative fiction convention that happens each October. And, surprised when she asked me to be the Keynote Reader for the night! I need to coordinate the agenda with Marie, but my time will probably be a combination of readings, speaking and interview. I’m thinking of reading a few pieces from Touch the Sky, Embrace the Dark plus some unpublished stuff.
Leading off the night will be three local writers: Mary Pletsch, Jason Sharp and my friend Geoff Gander.
If you’re in Ottawa and a fan of speculative fiction, I hope you’ll come out to join us. We’re a growing community here in Ottawa and these events are becoming a mainstay in town. The more of us show up, the more events we’ll have. So please come out and show that Ottawa isn’t the boring, sleepy town others make it out to be!
Clocktower Brew Pub, Westboro
418 Richmond Rd.