The tail end of 2018 wriggled away from me like a tail off one of countless chameleons my sister and I spent hours chasing through our sweaty Austin childhood. I finally got a moment to listen to the Asimov’s magazine October podcast double issue, which opens with a sweet short piece by William Ledbetter, then (at precisely 8 minutes in) has my listicle story “Because Reasons” — as read by me. Relatively Texas-twang free!
As part of the Chiaroscuro Reading Series, Kelly Robson and I will read from recent works tonight at the Clocktower Brew House at 575 Bank Street in Ottawa.
Come for a listen. . . or just a pint. 7-9pm.
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. . .
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.
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.
I’m happy to say Toasted Cake podcast has just posted another coolio post-apoc ruins story: “Moving Away” by Evan Dicken. I love me a good mall-in-decay tale!
Here’s TOASTED CAKE #147: MOVING AWAY BY EVAN DICKEN, READ BY ALEX C. RENWICK
direct link to mp3
Have a Saturday to spend shooting the writerly shit and making friends? Come be cool in gorgeous Vancouver, BC. All the hipkitties will be there.
Craving crit? Partake in my Blue Pencil session, 10-11am in the Panorama Room!
Wondering How To Finish What You Start? Come hear author confessions on the topic, 2pm!
Hear me read from recent work 3:30-4pm in the Panorama Room
The New Canadian Noir gang reads!! Can’t wait. 5-6pm, Panorama Room
Wrapping up the party with Live Action Slush 7-8pm
BarCon between every session & well into the night!
Hey! I’m reading at Norwescon Thursday April 2 at 6pm-6:25pm. It’s a tough slot. I know this. Anyone attending the reading has already been promised a drink in the bar immediately afterward. We’ll talk about writing, yo.
…and if you see me wandering around, come say hi
This Tuesday @7pm, drop by Beulahland & hear me read my latest Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine story, “Lovely Young Losers.”
Noir… at a bar… in Portland. It’s all you need, baby.
July 1, 2014 @ 7pm
Beulahland: 118 NE 28th Avenue in Portland, Oregon
Come see me (hear me!) read something New and Awesome this weekend in Seattle. I’ll be at the Doubletree Hotel panelizing and drinking and hanging out at Norwescon 37.
UPDATED TIME! — READING: Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 11:30pm-Noon in the Cascade Room 1.
Please say hello if you notice me bumming around!