Chiaroscuro Reading and Workshop Series

TORONTO: Third Wednesday of the Month
OTTAWA: Second Tuesday - December, March, June, September
VANCOUVER: Second Wednesday - January, April, July, October

ChiSeries Ottawa Presents: Ian Rogers, Alison Sinclair and Sandra Kasturi

The next ChiSeries Ottawa is March 18, 7pm at Maxwell's Bistro (340 Elgin)!

Readings by Ian Rogers, Alison Sinclair and Sandra Kasturi, plus a hat story by Nicole Lavigne.

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Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers is an award-winning Canadian writer. His debut collection, Every House Is Haunted, was the winner of the 2013 ReLit Award in the Short Fiction category, while his novelette, “The House on Ashley Avenue,” was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. His short fiction has been published in Cemetery Dance, Broken Pencil, Shadows & Tall Trees, and has been reprinted in several best-of-the-year anthologies. Ian is also the author of SuperNOIRtural Tales, a collection of stories featuring occult detective Felix Renn. Ian lives with his wife in Peterborough, Ontario. For more information, visit

Alison Sinclair

Alison Sinclair has published science fiction novels Legacies, Blueheart, and Cavalcade, and Throne Price (co-authored), and fantasy novels Darkborn, Lightborn, and Shadowborn. Cavalcade was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award in 1999 and her short story "Suspended Lives", about a surgeon working in space, appeared in the Aurora-award winning anthology Space, Inc. (edited by Julie Czerneda). She has degrees in biochemistry, medicine and epidemiology, and her website is at

Sandra Kasturi

Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer, book reviewer and Bram Stoker Award-winning editor. She is the co-publisher of the World Fantasy Award-nominated and British Fantasy Award-winning press, ChiZine Publications. Her work has appeared in various venues, including ON SPEC, Prairie Fire, Shadows & Tall Trees, several Tesseracts anthologies, Evolve, Evolve 2, Chilling Tales, A Verdant Green, Star*Line, and 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, and the upcoming Vamps, Tramps and Stamps. Sandra’s two poetry collections were released by Tightrope Books: The Animal Bridegroom (with an intro by Neil Gaiman) and Come Late to the Love of Birds. She likes red lipstick, gin & tonics and Michael Fassbender.

ChiSeries: Ottawa

ChiSeries Ottawa will take place every second Tuesday of December, March, June and September at Maxwell's Bistro & Club, 340 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON