Chi Series Toronto Presents: Adrian Van Young And Robert J. Wiersema! Plus Kari Maaren!

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Chi Series Toronto Presents: Adrian Van Young And Robert J. Wiersema! Plus Kari Maaren!
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NOTE: This month's event is on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY!

The Man Who Noticed Everything, ADRIAN VAN YOUNG's first book of fiction, won Black Lawrence Press' 2011 St. Lawrence Book Award, and is available for purchase from Black Lawrence Press. His fiction and non- fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Gigantic, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The American Reader, Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, The Believer, VICE, Slate, and The New Yorker, among others. He is a regular contributor to the literature website, Electricliterature.com, and the author of The Murder Chronicles: A New Orleans Murder Mystery, a interactive, serialized mystery novella for The-Line-Up.com. In 2008, he was the recipient of a Henfield Foundation Prize and was nominated by Columbia's faculty for inclusion in the Best New American Voices 2010 Anthology. His first novel, Shadows in Summerland, is out this month from ChiZine Publications.

Before I Wake, ROBERT J. WIERSEMA’s first novel, was published in the summer of 2006 to exceptional reviews, and went on to become a national bestseller, and was named a Globe and Mail Best Book for 2006. In 2007, it was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Before I Wake has been published in more than a dozen countries. The World More Full of Weeping, a novella, was published in 2009 by ChiZine Publications, and was shortlisted for the Aurora Award. His second novel, Bedtime Story, was published by Random House Canada in November 2010, and became a national bestseller. Bedtime Story is now available in paperback. His first non-fiction book, Walk Like A Man: Coming of Age with the Music of Bruce Springsteen, came out in September, 2011. Wiersema lives in Victoria, in a house filled with music and books.

Kari Maaren is a musician, writer and English professor. Her CDs are Beowfulf Pulled my Arm Off and Everybody Hates Elves
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By: The Chiaroscuro Reading Series