Charis and Cliterati pair up the third Thursday of each month to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series that celebrates new voices and seasoned veterans alike. Co-hosted by Karen G. and Theresa Davis, all are welcome to come and share their work.
This month Charis teams with Multiverse Con to present to queer speculative fiction authors, Catherine Lundoff and Meg Elison!
Catherine Lundoff is a Minneapolis-based award-winning writer, editor and publisher. Her recent stories are available or forthcoming in the LMHP Podcast, Fireside Fiction, Queer Voices, World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters, The Cainite Conspiracies: A Vampire the Masquerade V20 Anthologyand The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty. Her books include Silver Moon, Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories, Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic and, as editor, Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space). She is the publisher at Queen of Swords Press (www.queenofswordspress.com).
Author website: Www.catherinelundoff.net
Meg Elison is a science fiction author and feminist essayist. Her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick award. Her second novel was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick, and both were longlisted for the James A. Tiptree award. She has been published in McSweeney’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Catapult, and many other places. Elison is a high school dropout and a graduate of UC Berkeley. Find her online, where she writes like she’s running out of time. Meg’s website and Twitter
Philip K. Dick Award Winner for Distinguished Science Fiction
When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead.
Eleven tales of the queer fantastic by award-winning author Catherine Lundoff. Journey to distant planets, encounter angry ghosts, go on a quest for the Norns and meet Shakespeare's sister, Judith on your way to finding joy. Vampires, swordswomen, witches, the Queen of the Fay and even the occasional gentleman of the evening populate stories rich and strange.