Saturday, June 25, 2016

Toronto Launch of Gods, Memes and Monsters

Join me (the anthology's editor) and over a dozen local contributors for the Toronto launch of the international anthology, Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (Stone Skin Press, UK). Readers include Robin D. Laws, Jacqueline Valencia, Laura Lush, Myna Wallin, Peter Chiykowski, Sam Agro, Isabel Matwawana, Jerry Schaefer, Kate Story, Kurt Zubatiuk, Andrew Borkowski. So make your way to the Victory Cafe (581 Markham Street, Toronto) on Sunday, June 26, 7pm, for an awesome night of "genre meets literary fiction" and stories about the beasts that lurk about in our modern age.

Featuring more than 60 authors, GMM brings a fresh take on the bestiary, the dictionary of mythological creatures, by imagining how beasts such as gorgons, minotaurs, and mantichores would cope in the modern age. From the casino where the griffin has taken up residence, to the gorgon’s new occupation and love interest, to the now happy sphinx who has moved to Manhattan, this bestiary is a unique and contemporary twist on the creatures that have captivated the human imagination since ancient times.

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