NEW UPDATE: AMAZING NEWS: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Toronto Readings From Amazing Stories Change of Time

Change of venue for the 11/20 reading series.

UPDATE 11-14-19:  THE Reading will commence at 6:30 PM, not at 5:00 PM as originally published.

UPDATE:  Several authors have set up a Crowdfunder at GoFundMe to help offset the expenses incurred by the authors and artists who will appearing at this event.  Please consider making a donation to help support your favorite authors, musicians and these kinds of events.



Readings from Amazing Stories, originally scheduled to take place at The Round Venue in Toronto on November 20th in conjunction with The Chiaroscuro Reading Series has been relocated to the Bakka Phoenix bookstore, also in Toronto.

Earlier this week a decision was made to host the event independently from its association with the ChiZine Reading series – Chiaroscuro – given the issues currently involving the small press publisher.  In all sincerity we hope that ChiZine Publications and its authors are able to work through their difficulties and find solutions aceptable to all involved.

Bakka Phoenix Books is legendary in the annals of Canadian Science Fiction, having served the Toronto science fiction, fantasy and horror community since 1972.  Over the course of nearly 50 years:

The store has changed owners, locations, and even its name (slightly); we’ve hosted the cast of Star Wars, George R.R. Martin, and countless local authors and been a reliable day job and community hangout space for Toronto genre authors, including, Cory Doctorow, Ed Greenwood, Nalo Hopkinson, Tanya Huff, Fiona Patton, Michelle Sagara West, Robert J. Sawyer, Karina Sumner-Smith, and Tara Tallan.

What hasn’t changed: our knowledge of, commitment to, and sheer darned enjoyment of science fiction and fantasy.

We host tons of author appearances, readings, panels, and offsite events of all kinds. We’re Canada’s oldest science fiction and fantasy bookstore, and we’re proud to be part of the greater community.

The store is located at 84 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5

The event, hosted by Ira Nayman, Editor-in-Chief of Amazing Stories, will commence at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 20th, and will feature readings from Jen FrankelPaul Levinson, Shirley Meier, Lena Ng and Liz Westbrook-Trenholm (all of whom have had stories published in Amazing Stories over the past year), as well as musical performances by Kari Maaren and Paul Levinson.

The event is expected to last approximately two hours.

The organizers recognize that this change takes place on short notice and regret the inconvenience that this may present to some wishing to attend.

We hope to obtain some video of the event and will bring that to you here if and when it becomes available.

Amazing Stories and its staff would like to thank everyone for their assistance, cooperation and understanding and are looking forward to presenting an evening of fun, fiction and song.

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