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Saturday, October 19 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Witches on the Rise

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Publishers of paranormal fiction have started pushing again for stories about witches. This is matched by the return of characters like Sabrina and Buffy, and the popularity of shows like American Horror Story: Coven, A Discovery of Witches and Strange Angel. How do today’s reincarnations of witches stand out? How do they continue to embody ideas of female reclamation of power and more?

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Lynne M MacLean

Lynne M MacLean, is an Ottawa writer and community health researcher whose fabulist and horror short fiction and poetry have been published in Room Magazine, On Spec Magazine, PodCastle, Stupefying Stories, Tesseracts Fifteen, and Horrific History, among others. Born and raised in... Read More →

Panelists
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Christian Baines

Christian Baines has written on travel, theatre, film, television, and various aspects of gay life, factual_x000D_ and fictional. Some of his stranger thoughts have spawned novels, including queer urban fantasy series_x000D_ The Arcadia Trust, the horror novella Skin, and Puppet Boy... Read More →
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David Demchuk

David Demchuk has been writing for print, stage, digital and other media for nearly 40 years. His debut horror novel The Bone Mother won the 2018 Sunburst Award in the Adult Fiction category, and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Toronto... Read More →
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Kate Heartfield

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Kate Heartfield writes science fiction and fantasy, including the Aurora-winning novel Armed in Her Fashion and the Nebula-shortlisted novella Alice Payne Arrives, along with dozens of stories. She is the author of The Road to Canterbury and The Magician’s Workshop, both of which... Read More →
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Maaja Wentz

Maaja's first novel, Feeding Frenzy: Curse of the Necromancer, won a Wattpad Watty award. “Inside of a Dog,” appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. “You,” won a short story prize in the national Norma Epstein Foundation competition for Creative Writing, University of Toronto... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Salon C - 20 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada