Join us at the next ChiSeries Winnipeg, April 9th, 7pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers! (located in the Atrium, 1120 Grant Avenue)
Readings by Keith Cadieux, Karen Dudley, and Ronald J. Hore, and hosted by CZP's own S.M. Beiko!
fascinated by any kind of writing, Keith Cadieux has studied everything from
medieval to postcolonial literature, horror and weird fiction, and even
narrative in video games, before finally receiving a Master of Arts in creative
writing from the University of Manitoba. He lives, works, and writes in
Gaze is Keith's first
publication. Called a psychomanteum, it's a room entirely lined with
mirrors. It was once used to channel the spirits of the dead, though in
our day and age, people have forgotten it. Gaze is told
through the journal of someone who has rediscovered this unique device.
By methodically documenting his fascination with the contraption, this person
discovers and allows us to see that mirrors still hold tight their deepest mysteries
and secrets. And uncovering soon becomes all that matters.
Karen’s checkered past includes field biology, production art,
photo research, palaeo-environmental studies, editing, archaeology and
classical studies. She wrote four environmental mysteries and a short stack of
wildlife biology books for kids. Food for the Gods is an historical
fantasy novel set in Athens. It’s all about chefs and gods and food and murder
and strange beasties and a huge amount of fun. The sequel, Kraken Bake,
is forthcoming. She lives in Winnipeg with her husband, daughter, and assorted
Ronald J Hore is a Winnipeg-based author of science fiction and
fantasy. With seven books under his belt through Champagne and Burst Books (The
Dark Lady, The Housetrap, Dial M for Mudder, among others) Hore began his
writing journey with several works of non-fiction before settling on his genre
career. Past accreditations include first prize in 2006 for a National Canadian
Authors short story contest (a romantic ghost story: “Midnight”) which was
published in their anthology that year, as well as the publication of a modern
vampire tale “Chrysalis”, featured in the Evolve anthology produced by
EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy.
currently reviews science fiction and fantasy genre novels and anthologies for
an on-line magazine aimed primarily at school libraries, and has so far
produced over 60 reviews.