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Wednesday Webinar Series: Pushing the Boundaries of Urban Fantasy
August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join author Jes Battis as they discuss how urban fantasy blossoms within cities, towns, and communities, and how we can build fantastic “otherwheres” that address inequalities within our own world. Jes will discuss the history of the genre, developing queer and trans characters (and worlds), and intersecting experiences and how the magic of urban fantasy allows us to portray those complexities.
Presenter: Jes Battis
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ET)
Length: 90 minutes (including Q&A)
Level: Basic +
About Jes Battis
Jes Battis is the author of the Occult Special Investigator series (shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic), as well as the Parallel Parks series. They’ve written nonfiction for The Los Angeles Review of Books and Strange Horizons, and published poetry in The Malahat Review, The Capilano Review, and Poetry is Dead, among other journals. Their latest book, The Winter Knight, is a queer Arthurian murder mystery set in Vancouver (released by ECW Press in April of 2023).