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A Chill in the Air

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Wednesday September 14, 2011 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
152 Augusta Avenue, Toronto  (map)

Join the Chiaroscuro Reading Series for a night of deliciously chilling stories featuring Katherine Govier, Helen Marshall and Mark Sedore.


Katherine Govier is the author of nine novels and three short story collections.  Her most recent novel The Ghost Brush is about the daughter of the famous Japanese printmaker, Hokusai, creator of The Great Wave.  Her novel Creation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2003. Katherine's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the United Kingdom, the United States, and throughout the Commonwealth, and in translation in Holland, Italy, Turkey, and Slovenia. She is the winner of Canada's Marian Engel Award for a woman writer (1997) and the Toronto Book Award (1992).  Creation was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2003.


Aurora-nominated poet Helen Marshall ( is an author, editor, and self-proclaimed bibliophile. Her poetry has been published in ChiZine, NFG, Abyss & Apex and the long-running Tesseracts anthology series. "Mist and Shadows," published originally in Star*Line, appeared in The 2006 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2005. She recently released a collection of poems entitled Skeleton Leaves from Kelp Queen Press and her collection of short stories Hair Side, Flesh Side is forthcoming from ChiZine Publications in 2013.


Mark Sedore is a professional writer and a graduate student. He has an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a second in Communication and Culture from York and Ryerson Universities. Mark has worked as a writer for the mayor’s office in Toronto and he currently works as a staff writer for the University of Toronto. Snowmen is his first published novel.


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