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.
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.
In 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)
We 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…
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
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction
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:
- Christy, J.A. Inside and Out™ V.5 – From Here to ETERNITY
- Ellis, Peter R. In the bleak Long Winter
- Gribbin, John Something to Beef about
- Harrison, Steve Earthsale
- Hayward, Edwin Ambrosia
- Hughes, Rhys Jekking the Oofers
- Jackson, Stefan Luceria
- McKell, Andy Homo Sapiens Inferior
- McVeigh, Siobhan Face the Music
- Moran, Robin Degeneration
- Nayman, Ira The Writer Did It!
- Nuttall, Christopher The Girl in Black
- Oke, Susan Hide and Hunt
- Ozdural, Sanem The Song of the Sky
- Reimer, Tanya Forbidden fruit
- Skye, Chloe Precipitation
- Thompson, Douglas Bird Brains
- Turner, Tej The Last Days
- Weaver, Dave The Copy
- Wolfe, Peter Murder in M-23
At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching the paperback edition of Unity of Seven, the third volume in Peter R. Ellis’ thrilling fantasy series, Evil Above the Stars, that appeals to readers of all ages, especially fans of JRR Tolkien and Stephen Donaldson. 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.
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.
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.
On 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).