Friday, March 20, 2015


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The ChiSeries is back in April with a never-before poetry edition! Each poet has been 'commissioned' to compose a special piece for the evening, plus there will be a live paint spectacular with GMB Chomichuk during the readings. Mark it in your calendars as a means to celebrate the (hopefully) abolished Winter! Chadwick Ginther will be on hand to host, most likely with another famous novelty belt buckle, because of reasons.

As always, the event is FREE to the public and will take place in the Atrium at McNally Robinson Booksellers at 7 PM. The ChiSeries is a non-profit reading series that pays all readers for their time, and is largely donation run.

ARIEL GORDON is a Winnipeg writer. Her first book of poetry, Hump, won the 2011 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Most recently, her chapbook How to Make a Collage won Kalamalka Press’ inaugural John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. Her most recent publication is Stowaways (Palimpsest Press). When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

JONATHAN BALL, winner of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, teaches English, film and writing at universities in Winnipeg. He is the author of Ex Machina and Clockfire, which was shortlisted for a Manitoba Book Award. Ex Machina considers the relationship between humans, books and machines, and Clockfire contains 77 plays that would be impossible to produces. Both books were published under Creative Commons licenses, so you can remix their contents. Ball's latest collection, The Politics of Knives, won the 2013 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry (Manitoba Book Awards).

ADAM PETRASH is a writer, poet, and journalist. He's written articles, book reviews, and interviews for Canstar Community News, Drums Etc Magazine, the Uniter, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Winnipeg Review. His fiction has appeared in journals such as Luna Luna Magazine and Whiskeypaper. He lives and writes in Winnipeg.

GMB CHOMICHUK is the writer and illustrator of The Imagination Manifesto and Raygun Gothic. His writing is featured in Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post Apocalypse and his illustrations in Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. He also collaborated on a children's book with Justin Currie called Cassie and Tonk (2014). 2015 will see the launch of Underworld (with Lovern Kindzierski) from Renegade Arts Entertainment and Infinitum from CZP's new graphic novel imprint. He wants you to make comics too.

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