Chi Series Toronto Presents: Shivaun Hoad, David Silverberg & Sarah Tolmie, Plus Kari Maaren!

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BREAKING NEWS! Chinelo Onwualu is in town from Nigeria and has been added as a special guest at our event! Come hear her during this rare visit to Canada!
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SF, fantasy and horror readings by local and visiting authors. Hosted by Sandra Kasturi. With readings by Shivaun Hoad David Silverberg and Sarah Tolmie, music by Kari Maaren.

CHINELO ONWUALU is an author and editor living in Abuja, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Clarion West ('14), which she attended as the recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship. Her work has been featured in The Humanity of Monsters, AfroSF: African Science Fiction by African Writers, Mothership: Tales of Afrofuturism and Beyond, and Terra Incognita: New Short Speculative Stories from Africa, as well as longlisted for the BSFA. She is editor and co-founder of Omenana.com, a magazine of African speculative fiction.

SHIVAUN HOAD grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where her father taught her how to keep bees, pick up crayfish and identify scat. She now lives in Toronto, shunning all wildlife. A graduate of the Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Workshop for Young Writers, her short fiction has previously appeared in Cicada Magazine and AE - The Canadian Science Fiction Review.

DAVID SILVERBERG is a poet, editor, freelance journalist, artistic director and entrepreneur. He created Toronto Poetry Slam, where he serves as AD and host. His first book of poetry Bags of Wires was published by Lyrical Myrical, and he's the editor of Mic Check: An Anthology of Spoken Word in Canada (Quattro Books). He has performed his spoken word poetry across Canada, including in Europe in Paris and London. He's the 2012 Haiku Head-to-Head Deathmatch Champion. His non-fiction work has been published in BBC News, Vice, Quill & Quire, Broken Pencil, the Globe & Mail, High Times and many more. He still sometimes hums the Nightmare on Elm Street lullaby.

SARAH TOLMIE is the author of the novel The Stone Boatmen, the short fiction collection NoFood, and now the two-novella collection Two Travelers, all from Aqueduct Press. All three earned starred reviews in Publishers’ Weekly and praise from Locus and Strange Horizons. She is also the author of the poetry collection Trio, shortlisted for the 2015 Pat Lowther Award. In her other life she is a professor of British literature and creative writing at the University of Waterloo.

KARI MAAREN is a musician, writer, and cartoonist who lives in Toronto with an extensive collection of musical instruments and more than one Kylo Ren action figure. She has produced two albums of original music, two webcomics, and a novel that will be coming out from Tor in the fall of 2017. Last year, her ukulele attained sentience. Beware.
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