Events

Oct
8
Mon
2012
Sanem Ozdural on JOYRadio @ JOYRadio
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be appearing on JOYRadio on 8 October at 10:00. Sanem and Moira Crone, who will together be discussing the Aesthetics of Literature at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans at the end of November, will be interviewed by Pattie Welek Hall as part of a series of radio programmes promoting the festival.

Nov
30
Fri
2012
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, speaking at Words and Music Festival in New Orleans @ Words and Music festival
Nov 30 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be speaking at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans, at 09:45am on Friday 30 November 2012 in the Queen Ann Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone:


LITERATURE OUT OF TIME
The Art of Using Fiction as a Magic Carpet for Time Travel

Transporting the reader to another time, another world, even worlds that are still in the future, with the reader eagerly stepping aboard the author’s time travel vehicle is a special kind of magic. And it’s the kind of magic that can make or break speculative fiction. New Orleans fiction writer Moira Crone and debut novelist Sanem Ozdural will discuss the art of exploring the future with fiction.

Ms. Ozdural, a practicing attorney who cut her legal teeth as a prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, is author of LiGa (acronym for Life Game), a novel about a game of the future where the coin is extra years of life.

Both authors, keen observers of the harsh realities of our time, take those realities and multiply them, envisioning a future in which the division between the haves and have-nots reaches epic proportions. Against their dramatic landscapes, they each in different ways explore the fall-out from quests for immortality. The key to the success of such explorations? Moira and Sanem will let you in on that secret.

Sanem will be signing copies of LiGa in the Book Mart immediately after the session.

Dec
9
Sun
2012
LiGa™ print edition launch party in New York @ Morgan's Atelier
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
11
Fri
2013
Sanem Ozdural. LiGa™. Science fact or fiction? Prediction or warning? Reading and discussion at Bluestockings Center, New York @ Bluestockings Bookstore
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™ will be reading from her debut novel and hosting a discussion at the Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Café and Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, New York on Friday 11 January 2013 from 19:00 to 21:00.

LiGa™ by Sanem Ozdural. Science fact or fiction? Prediction or warning?

Imagine a world where a select few can manipulate their own cellular degeneration to become effectively immortal. Where membership of this elite was gained through a game. Imagine the impact on society, and on those who lose. Sanem Ozdural has imagined such a world. Her debut novel, LiGa™, tells the story and examines the players’ motivation and the implications. Join her for a reading and a discussion ranging from writing speculative fiction to the ramifications of her imagined world.

Apr
30
Tue
2013
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™ at the Cabildo in New Orleans @ Long Gallery, The Cabildo
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sanem OzduralIn a free event organised by the Louisiana State Museum, the public are invited to meet five New Orleans authors on Tuesday 30th April at 5:30 p.m. in the long gallery overlooking Jackson Square at the historic Cabildo. Sanem Ozdural , author of LiGa™, is joined by four other local authors (Debra Shriver, Brenda Marie Osbey, Judy Conner, N.S. Patrick)

Nov
14
Fri
2014
Elsewhen Press at Novacon 44 – Friday @ Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

Elsewhen PressWe will be at Novacon again this year, which will be held Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, once again at the Park Inn Hotel in Nottingham.
We are also launching Necropolis by Christopher Nuttall on Sunday morning.

Others of our authors will be in attendance too:

Alison Buck Christopher Nuttall Gingerlily Sanem Ozdural
 

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Elsewhen Press at Novacon 44 – Saturday @ Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day
Nov
16
Sun
2014
Elsewhen Press at Novacon 44 – Sunday @ Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day

Elsewhen PressWe will be at Novacon again this year, which will be held Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, once again at the Park Inn Hotel in Nottingham. Necropolis cover imageWe will also be launching Necropolis by Christopher Nuttall on Sunday morning at 11am in the downstairs bar.

Various of our authors and artists will be in attendance too:

Alison Buck Christopher Nuttall Dave Weaver Gingerlily Karl Brown Mike French Peter R. Ellis Sanem Ozdural
 

Apr
10
Fri
2015
theDark shall do what Light cannot — publication as eBook
Apr 10 all-day

the Dark shall do what Light cannot, the latest novel from Sanem Ozdural and the second in the LiGa series, will be published in an eBook edition on the 10th April 2015.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

There is a place called Pera which lies beyond the Light Veil, on the other side of reality. There are light trees there that eat sunlight and bear fruit which, in turn, lights up and energises (literally) the community of Pera. There are light birds that glitter in the night because they have eaten the seed of the lightberry. The House of Light and Dark, which is the domain of the Sun and her brother, Twilight, welcomes all creatures living in Pera. But in the midst of all the glitter, laughter and the songs, it must be remembered that the lightberry is poisonous to the non-Pera born, and the Land is afraid when the Sun retreats, for it is then that Twilight walks the streets…

With some of the characters that we originally met in LiGa™, Sanem Ozdural’s first novel, the Dark shall do what Light cannot transports us from New York to the colourful and wonderful world of Pera. On the way we meet the pirate Patron and her ship the Flying Fish, the only one that can sail through the Light Veil; Orion (Imm.), the Hunter, respected by some and feared by others; and Shadow, the formidable soul of Pera.

the Dark shall do what Light cannot will be available in popular eBook formats from all good eBook retailers.

 

Jul
27
Mon
2015
theDark shall do what Light cannot — publication in paperback
Jul 27 all-day

the Dark shall do what Light cannot, the latest novel from Sanem Ozdural and the second in the LiGa series, will be published in a paperback edition on the 27th July 2015.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

There is a place called Pera which lies beyond the Light Veil, on the other side of reality. There are light trees there that eat sunlight and bear fruit which, in turn, lights up and energises (literally) the community of Pera. There are light birds that glitter in the night because they have eaten the seed of the lightberry. The House of Light and Dark, which is the domain of the Sun and her brother, Twilight, welcomes all creatures living in Pera. But in the midst of all the glitter, laughter and the songs, it must be remembered that the lightberry is poisonous to the non-Pera born, and the Land is afraid when the Sun retreats, for it is then that Twilight walks the streets…

With some of the characters that we originally met in LiGa™, Sanem Ozdural’s first novel, the Dark shall do what Light cannot transports us from New York to the colourful and wonderful world of Pera. On the way we meet the pirate Patron and her ship the Flying Fish, the only one that can sail through the Light Veil; Orion (Imm.), the Hunter, respected by some and feared by others; and Shadow, the formidable soul of Pera.

the Dark shall do what Light cannot has also been available in popular eBook formats since 10th April.

 

Mar
18
Fri
2016
Existence is Elsewhen publication as eBook
Mar 18 all-day
Artwork by Alison Buck
Artwork by Alison Buck

Existence is Elsewhen, our fantastic new anthology is available from 18th March 2016 as an eBook. It will be published in print on 25th March 2016, and launched at Mancunicon.

The title, Existence is Elsewhen, paraphrases the last sentence of André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism, perfectly summing up the intent behind this anthology of stories from a wonderful collection of authors. Different worlds… different times. It’s what Elsewhen Press has been about since we launched our first title in 2011.

In Existence is Elsewhen we present twenty science fiction stories for you to enjoy, one from each of the following twenty great authors:

Mar
25
Fri
2016
Elsewhen Press at Mancunicon @ Mancunicon
Mar 25 – Mar 28 all-day

MancuniconElsewhen PressWe will be at Mancunicon, this year’s Eastercon in Manchester. It’s in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel, and over the weekend we’re holding two book launches in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor – our great new anthology Existence is Elsewhen on Saturday evening and Peter R. Ellis’ Unity of Seven on Sunday afternoon. Come and join us for a drink at the launch parties, and say hello if you see us around and about (we’ll be wearing our Elsewhen Press t-shirts!)

Also look out for our authors, no fewer than twelve will be at Mancunicon: Alison Buck, J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Rebecca Hall, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Zoë Sumra, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver. Catch some of them at panels too…
 
Tej Turner:
Friday 19:00, Diversity in UK SF: Why are we lagging?
Saturday 16:00, Anime
Saturday 20:30, Queering Heroic Fantasy
Monday 13:00, Sense8
 
Peter R. Ellis:
Saturday 13:00, Balancing the Creative Life
 
Zoë Sumra
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction

 

Mar
26
Sat
2016
Existence is Elsewhen launch party @ Mancunicon
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Artwork by Alison Buck
Artwork by Alison Buck

At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching our new anthology Existence is Elsewhen. With twenty stories from twenty great authors this is a fantastic science fiction anthology. Come and join us at the launch party in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, with a spectacular view over Manchester. Nine of the twenty authors will be joining us: J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.


The stories in Existence is Elsewhen are:

Nov
11
Fri
2016
The Art of Creating Literature for Young People… Don’t Talk Down to Them! – Sanem Ozdural at the Words and Music Literary Feast in New Orleans @ Queen Anne Ballroom
Nov 11 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Sanem Ozdural

Once again, Sanem Ozdural is back in New Orleans for the annual Words and Music Literary Feast. This year’s theme is The Dark Side of Literature & Life, and Sanem is on two panels during the festival. She’s on a panel on Friday afternoon (11th November at 3:15pm) in the Aesthetics of Literature thread addressing The Art of Creating Literature for Young People… Don’t Talk Down to Them!. Having written books for adults, LiGa™ and the Dark shall do what Light cannot, Sanem has now turned her hand to writing for younger readers and will be talking about it along with an editor and two literary agents.

 

Nov
13
Sun
2016
The Art of Speculative Fiction as Vehicle for Social Commentary – Sanem Ozdural at the Words and Music Literary Feast in New Orleans @ Queen Anne Ballroom
Nov 13 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Sanem Ozdural

Once again, Sanem Ozdural is back in New Orleans for the annual Words and Music Literary Feast. This year’s theme is The Dark Side of Literature & Life, and Sanem is on two panels during the festival. She’s on a panel on Sunday morning (13th November at 10:15am) in the Aesthetics of Literature thread addressing The Art of Speculative Fiction as Vehicle for Social Commentary alongside another author and a literary agent. Anyone who has read Sanem’s books, LiGa™ and the Dark shall do what Light cannot, can’t fail to realise that it is a subject about which Sanem feels very strongly, so I expect it to be a fascinating session.

 

May
21
Sun
2017
Sanem Ozdural – Readathon Day, Pirates Alley, New Orleans @ Faulkner House
May 21 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sanem OzduralOn Saturday May 21st from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™ and the Dark shall do what Light cannot will be one of four authors taking part in the Faulkner Society’s Readathon featuring Authors of New Novels. She would love to see you there. If you’re thinking of going, contact The Faulkner Society beforehand (click email above, details on the ‘e-vite’ below).



LiGa™ cover
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck



Read-A-Thon New Orleans