Congrès Boréal

Come see me read & speak at Boréal, the outstanding annual Canadian French-language speculative fiction conference.  This weekend I’ll be on the English track discussing All The Cool Stuff with Jo Walton, Claude LalumièreMarie Bilodeau, Derek Künsken and other literary Canadian hip cats. Montreal is charming AF and the con is in the Masonic Temple!! So now’s your chance and no excuses.
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“Wonderband”!

Alice Unbound

includes Alexandra Renwick story “Wonderband”

 

Hear me read from my rock-n-roll Schrödinger’s birdie story “Wonderband” at the ALICE UNBOUND book launch this weekend at the 3 Brewers Pub on Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa.  This one imagines Alice in Wonderland‘s duck, eaglet, lory, and dodo as an indie rock band ready to rock it out against their nemeses, The Hearts, if only Duckie can win himself back into the good graces of the greatest lead singer in town: the enigmatic Gryphon.

I guess you can take the girl out of Austin, but you can never really take Austin out of the girl. . .

Conference on Canadian Speculative Arts and Literature

It’s a glorious day here in Canada’s adorable capital city.  The air is clean, the sun is out, the leaves are set to turn into autumnal confetti. It’s with great pleasure that I look forward to appearing this weekend at Ottawa’s Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, a brisk walk from Timberhouse. I’ll be discussing Myths You’ve Never Heard Of. I’ll be reading a part in a play by local writer Hayden Trenholm. I’ll be at the launch for 49th Parallels, an anthology that explores potential Canadian alternative realities (and includes my story “As Mistress Wishes“). I’ll be giving blue pencil crits and kicking around and shooting the shit and generally having a decent time. If you’re nearby, I hope you’ll come say hello.

reading at Library & Archives Canada

Book Launch — Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen

Superhero in red and while costume with gold bracletsLibrary and Archives Canada cordially invites you to the launch of Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen, an anthology of science fiction and fantasy. Book launch is in conjunction with the fantastic Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity exhibit featuring art by Canadian comic book artists.  The evening will include readings by Alex C. Renwick, Leigh Wallace, & Jason Sharp. Books available through local independent outfit Perfect Books. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016      5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lobby exhibit space at 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Superhero Universe on amazon

Creative Ink

I’ve been invited to be at Creative Ink Festival this weekend in glorious Vancouver, BC. So happy to be supporting two wonderful women Guests of Honour: Galen Dara as artist GOH and Carrie Vaughn as Author Supreme. I shared a table of contents with Carrie (Superstories!) years after meeting her one fantastic word-crammed weekend at the Oregon Writers Colony house on the majestic Oregon coast.

geek-love-coverGalen’s rise has been meteoric these last few years, and I’m proud to be in not one but two anthologies sporting Galen Dara covers. Superduper surprise bonus: Galen illustrated two of my personal favourites of my own stories. Coincidence? Hmmm…fish

 

 

Reading in Seattle!

Hanging out at Norwescon this weekend outside lovely Seattle, Washington? Would love any and all to join me for my reading Saturday at 1:30 in the Cascade 1 room at the Doubletree hotel.

If you can’t make that but will be around Sunday 10 AM-11 AM , drop by the “Stranger than Fiction”panel to hear me gab with Cat Rambo, Jason Vanhee, Ann Shilling, & Grant T. Riddell in Evergreen rooms 3&4, or catch me discussing Standards of Beauty in Secondary Worlds Sunday 11 AM- noon in Cascade 13 with Rhiannon Held, Nathan Crowder, David J. Peterson, & Sar Surmick.

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break your genre!

Break Your GenreSo happy to have been asked to join fellow fictionists Shannon Page, Mark Ferrari, & Claude Lalumière on Saturday, June 20th, at the Cascade Park Library in Vancouver, WA. Discussion, readings, kaffeeklatsch and informal exchange of ideas, inspirations, random opinions, and whatever YOU want to talk about.

From the Cascade Writers site:

Rigid genre classifications, familiar formats, standard page lengths, even reader interactivity—it’s all in flux as we swim through a sea of change about what it means to read books, as well as how to write them.

Join Portland area writers Alex C. Renwick, Claude Lalumière, Shannon Page, and Mark Ferrari on June 20 as they share their thoughts and experiences with writing, publication, and reading in this new literary environment. Ask questions of your own, hear readings from the authors’ current works, and join them for informal conversation about the evolution of all things ‘bookish’ at this exciting moment in literary history.