Wednesday, March 10th @ 7:00p EST
Join co-hosts Alexandra Manglis, Yvette Ndlovu & Nadia Saleh of the Strange Light Reading Series (originally planned to take place at Book Moon): featuring Alaya Dawn Johnson (Reconstruction: Stories, Trouble the Saints) and C. L. Polk (Soulstar, The Midnight Bargain).
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Alaya Dawn Johnson (@alayadj) is the author of Reconstruction: Stories and seven novels for adults and young adults. Her most recent novel for adults is Trouble the Saints. Her young adult novel The Summer Prince was longlisted for the National Book Award and Love Is the Drug won the Norton Award. Her short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Mexico where she received a master’s degree with honors in Mesoamerican Studies at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, for her thesis on pre-Columbian fermented food and its role in the religious-agricultural calendar.
C.L. Polk (they/them) is the author of the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Witchmark, the first novel of the Kingston Cycle. Their novel, The Midnight Bargain, was a finalist in the CBC Canada Reads Competition, and they have just released the third volume of the Cycle, Soulstar. After leaving high school early, they have worked as a film extra, sold vegetables on the street, and identified exotic insect species for a vast collection of Lepidoptera before settling down to write fantasy novels. Mx. Polk lives near the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, in a tiny apartment with too many books and a yarn stash that could last a decade. They ride a green bicycle with a basket on the front. They drink good coffee because life is too short. They spend too much time on twitter. You can subscribe to their free newsletter on Substack.