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Dick Lit's Trivia Night #11 Featuring Sarah Johnson

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Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

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The most fun you'll have in Calgary for 5 bucks! Prove you're the smartest person in the library. Win big-league bragging rights and tasty beverages.

Join the Calgary Public Library and Wordfest for the 11th Edition of Calgary's most Guilt-Free Trivia Competition, hosted by Richard Kemick. Trivia questions are loosely inspired by this month's featured author, Sarah L. Johnson. But familiarity with Johnson's work is not required and will not necessarily increase your chances of winning.

About Sarah L. Johnson

Sarah L. Johnson lives in Calgary with her noisy family and two bewildered cats. She runs ultra-marathons, does daily battle with curly hair, and writes fiction that pokes its nose into a variety of genres: literary, sci-fi, fantasy, noir, horror, and once a romantic comedy that was so very terrible it shall be blasted from the obelisks of recorded history. Her work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including Room Magazine; Shock Totem; the Bram Stoker nominated Dark Visions 1 (Grey Matter Press); and Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 (Comet Press). Her short story collection Suicide Stitch was released in 2016 by EMP Publishing.

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Abandoned as a newborn, a nameless boy roams the streets of Vancouver like a mouse, living by few rules, under the wing of a charismatic grifter, while a voice in his head whispers very bad things in the night. When a terrorist attack destroys the global balance of power, society bleeds into anarchy. For the mouse to survive, his rules have to change.

From the ashes of chaos, Panopticon rises, a shadow regime exercising control through surveillance, and the occasional act of erasure. The mouse – now a man – becomes an invisible assassin in their New World Order. It’s a dirty job, but for a nameless misanthrope with a terrible voice in his head, it’s just about perfect. At least, until he’s nearly decapitated by a strange woman with an even stranger proclamation of looming Armageddon. She offers him a choice: help her destroy Panopticon, or take a seat for the end of the world.

The voice in his head has been biding its time, armed with a secret as old as time, as old as the world itself. It waits to speak an ancient name that will invite a reckoning.An edgy, subversive apocalypse tale that explores the depths of human existence and the heights of our collective fears. Another spectacular adventure from Coffin Hop Weird.

About Richard Kemick, host of the Dick Lit's Trivia Night series.

Richard Kelly Kemick’s poetry and prose have been published in literary magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, most recently in The Walrus and The Fiddlehead. His debut collection of poetry, Caribou Run, was published March 2016 by Goose Lane Editions and selected by CBC as one of the season’s Must Read Collections. Most recently, Kemick won the gold medal for Fiction at the 2017 National Magazine Award for his story, “The Unitarian Church’s Annual Young Writer’s Short Story Competition.”

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