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Event Horizon: a night of sci-fi cabaret IS BACK
We’ve gone digital and we’re, live and FREE!
8pm – 9pm (UK Time) Thursday 7th May 2020.
Join us for a feast of science fiction prose and poetry with
and your host: Russell Jones
There may be dragons! No, sorry we meant jokes. There may be bad, bad jokes.
Free entry. We’ll be using Zoom, so book a ticket and we’ll send you access details.
After the event, stay online for chat and stuff.
Chris McQueer is a 20-something year old writer from Glasgow. Chris kept his writing a secret from his friends and family for several months before sharing work through Twitter (@ChrisMcQueer_). Since then he has gone from strength to strength and has earned a reputation as ‘That Guy Oan Twitter Who Writes Short Stories’.
His writings are dark comedy and surreal humour. He is best known for his two published collections of short stories Hings and HWFG. In 2019, some of the stories from Hings were adapted as a three-part series of short films for BBC iPlayer.
Nerine Dorman is a South African author and editor. Her novel Sing down the Stars won Gold for the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature in 2019, and her YA fantasy novel Dragon Forged was a finalist in 2017. Her short story “On the Other Side of the Sea” (Omenana, 2017) was shortlisted for a 2018 Nommo award, and her novella The Firebird won a Nommo for “Best Novella” during 2019.
She is the curator of the South African Horrorfest Bloody Parchment event and short story competition and is a founding member of the SFF authors’ co-operative Skolion, that has assisted authors such as Masha du Toit, Suzanne van Rooyen, Cristy Zinn and Cat Hellisen, among others, in their publishing endeavours.
Caroline Hardaker is a poet, author, and occasional librettist who lives in the north east of England. Her poetry has been published worldwide, and she’s currently the writer in residence for Newcastle’s biennial Puppetry Festival – Moving Parts.
Her first poetry collection, ‘Bone Ovation’, was published by Valley Press in October 2017, and her second ‘Little Quakes Every Day’ will be published in November 2020. You can follow what she’s up to at www.carolinehardakerwrites.com .
“T.L. Huchu’s work has appeared in ‘Lightspeed’, ‘Interzone’, ‘AfroSF’, ‘The Apex Book of World SF 5’, ‘Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’, ‘Mystery Weekly’, ‘The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016’, and elsewhere.
He is the winner of a Nommo Award for African SFF, and has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize and the Grand prix de l’Imaginaire. His new fantasy novel “The Library of the Dead”, the first book in the “Edinburgh Nights” series, will be published by Tor in the US and UK in 2021. Find him @TendaiHuchu.”
Tendai is also the guest issue of the forthcoming Shoreline of Infinity 18, our special BAME issue.
Virtual Doors Open 8pm
Thursday 7th May 2020
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