2016 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium (with Margaret Atwood)

By Chiaroscuro Reading Series (other events)

Saturday, March 12 2016 9:30 AM 5:30 PM EDT

This year's guest of honour is MARGARET ATWOOD! Speaking on "SF in my Life and Art": In a journey through pictures, Margaret Atwood traces her relationship with SF in all its dimensions, from her childhood superheroes -- 2 flying rabbits on a distant planet -- to the present day. Both as reader and as writer, she's had a strange romance.

With additional guest speakers & topics:

Special guest Andrew Pyper: "WHAT'S IN THE TRUNK? How To See the Characters We Write - And Ourselves - By Way of Secrets"

Peter Chiykowski: "How to Punch Like a Three-armed Mutant: A Specfic Writer's Guide to Fighting Dirty in Comics, Comedy and Storytelling"

A.M. Dellamonica: "How We Became LV-426: Climate Change & Terraforming"

Michael Rowe: "21st Century Ghosts: On Suspension of Disbelief in Supernatural Fiction in the Age of Cell Phones, Facebook and Twitter"

Peter Watts: "ScArt"

Books will be sold by Bakka Phoenix Books and ChiZine Publications. The Annual Toronto SpecFic Colloquium is run by the Chiaroscuro Reading Series, and sponsored in part by the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. Please see our website for a list of this year's corporate donors.