Trips to the Other World

Peter Darbyshire, Lydia Kwa

Trips to the Other World

Moderator: Sean Cranbury

Event Number: 81
Tickets: $20.00

Trips to the Other World

Peter Darbyshire, Lydia Kwa

Saturday, October 21
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St.,
3rd Floor

Vancouver journalist Peter Darbyshire is also a blogger and author. His collection of 19 linked short stories, Has the World Ended Yet?, starts with retired superheroes living in a soulless suburbia where everyone gets lost trying to get home. Then the angels start to fall from the sky. Darbyshire weaves together superheroes, ghosts, the undead, a hired hitman, the Cold War, the rapture and avenging angels in a Twilight Zone-style collection that is riveting and human. Vancouver psychologist and author Lydia Kwa transports us to seventh-century China, which teems with magic, fox spirits and demons. Singapore-born Kwa updates traditional Chinese mythology to include female empowerment and a wickedly modern sensibility. Fantasy with a modern twist will be on full display this afternoon.

Event Authors:

Peter Darbyshire

British Columbia

Peter Darbyshire is a Canadian journalist, editor, blogger and author. His novel Please won the KM Hunter Artist Award for Literature and the ReLit Award for Best Novel. His work has appeared in publications across North America. He also publishes the fantasy series Cross under the alias Peter Roman. His collection of short stories, Has the World Ended Yet?, is a riveting and unexpected novel of retired superheroes as they try to figure out what to do in the face of armageddon.

@peterdarbyshire
peterdarbyshire.com

Lydia Kwa

British Columbia

Lydia Kwa is a writer and clinical psychologist in Vancouver. She has written novels and poetry books which have been positively received, including 2013’s sinuous. Over the years she has worked with various mental health organizations and different aspects of her practice have been used in her writing. Oracle Bone, her new magical realism novel set in seventh-century China, uses tropes of old Chinese myths to tell a story about human desires and greed.

lydiakwa.com