When Words Collide Literary Festival

I’m really excited to be attending & presenting at the When Words Collide literary festival in Calgary this coming weekend! I’ve never been before, but it seems it’s a gathering point for quite a lot of the Canadian SF/F community. I’m excited to be seeing writers I’ve only read!

Here’s what I’ve got going on (aside from all the awesome workshops and readings and book releases and talks I can’t wait to attend!)

Friday, August 9, 6 pm: Panel – Storytelling with Swordplay – also featuring Gunsmoke & Dragonfire contributor Claire Ryan, and Vanessa Cardui, a sister filker I got on well with at the Sun Wheel Pagan Arts Festival a few years back. Looking forward to seeing her again! (1 hr)

Saturday, August 10, 4 pm: Book Social – Gunsmoke & Dragonfire book launch – Claire and I will be joined by our fellow G&D contributor, local Calgarian Ron S. Friedman, Amazon Canada and Calgary Herald bestseller. We’ll be talking about the Weird West subgenre, reading from our stories, and signing books! (1 hr)

Saturday, August 10, 8 pm: Autograph Session – Ron and I will both be among the authors signing books, along with the festival headliners and 70+ authors! This event is open to the public, so come on out, even if you’re not making the festival! (2 hrs)

Sunday, August 11, 10 am: I’ll be at the SFWA meeting if any Canadian SFWA folks want to meet! (1 hr)

Sunday, August 11, 12 pm: I’ll be working at the Shared Authors merch table, selling ALL THE BOOKS! Come by to chat and stay to pick up some great Canadian writing! (1 hr)

The event will be taking place at the Delta Calgary South Hotel. I hope to see you there!

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