2024 Festival:
October 21–27

26: Fabulous Historical Fantasy

26: Fabulous Historical Fantasy

This event will have ASL interpretation.

Immerse yourself in the mysterious, imaginative, and dramatic with a conversation between two revered historical fantasy writers. J.M. Miro—pen name of the Giller-shortlisted author Steven Price— introduces readers to a dark, labyrinthine world of Victorian London in Ordinary Monsters, called “a dazzling mountain of wild invention.” The prolific, award-winning Guy Gavriel Kay returns to our stages with a page-turning drama, All The Seas of the World. How do these authors begin to structure these fantastical places? What excites them about the almost-worlds of yesterday? Prepare to be ignited by these two magnificent minds. Moderated by Rob Wiersema.

Event Participants:

Guy Gavriel Kay

GUY GAVRIEL KAY is the bestselling author of fourteen previous novels. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize and the World Fantasy Award, and was named to the Order of Canada. All the Seas of the World returns to the near-Renaissance world of A Brightness Long Ago. (ONTARIO)

J.M. Miro

J. M. MIRO is the author of Ordinary Monsters, the first book in The Talents series. He lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. He also writes, some days, under the name Steven Price. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Rob Wiersema

ROB WIERSEMA is the author of three novels, a novella, a collection of short stories, and a book of nonfiction. He is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected book reviewers, with his work appearing regularly in The Toronto Star, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and numerous other publications.