As part of Can*Con programming, Stelliform Press is hosting a virtual launch party for Tiffany Morris’s debut novella Green Fuse Burning. On October 14 at 4pm, join author Tiffany Morris for a reading from the novella, discussion of the novella that Publishers Weekly called “poetic and grotesque” in their starred review, audience Q&A, and a prize giveaway. We are delighted to have Nebula-nominated author Suzan Palumbo host a chat with Morris about the book.
The novella’s official release date is October 31, but if you’re in person at Can*Con you can pick up a copy in the vendor’s room. Virtual attendees can grab a discounted book with their launch ticket. This online event has free, ebook, and paperback ticket tiers because we want EVERYONE to come and welcome this beautiful book into the world.
Event Itinerary in (Eastern Standard Time):
- 4:00-4:05 – Welcome & Intros
- 4:05-4:25 – Morris reads from Green Fuse Burning
- 4:25-4:55 – Discussion and Q&A with Suzan Palumbo
- 4:55-5:00 – Prize Giveaway, Thank yous and Goodbyes
About Tiffany Morris’s Green Fuse Burning:
After the death of her estranged father, artist Rita struggles with grief and regret. There was so much she wanted to ask him—about his childhood, their family, and the Mi’kmaq language and culture from which Rita feels disconnected. But when Rita’s girlfriend Molly forges an artist’s residency application on her behalf, winning Rita a week to paint at an isolated cabin, Rita is both furious and intrigued. The residency is located where her father grew up.
On the first night at the cabin, Rita wakes to strange sounds. Was that a body being dragged through the woods? When she questions the locals about the cabin’s history, they are suspicious and unhelpful. Ignoring her unease, Rita gives in to dark visions that emanate from the forest’s lake and the surrounding swamp. She feels its pull, channelling that energy into art like she’s never painted before. But the uncanny visions become more insistent, more intrusive, and Rita discovers that in the swamp’s decay the end of one life is sometimes the beginning of another.
About Tiffany Morris:
Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw/settler writer of speculative fiction and poetry from Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. She is the author of the horror poetry collection Elegies of Rotting Stars (Nictitating Books, 2022). Her work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, and Apex Magazine, among others. She has an MA in English with a focus on Indigenous Futurisms. She is a member of the Speculative Fiction Poetry Association and the Horror Writers Association, and her work has been nominated for Rhysling and Aurora Awards, and recently won the Elgin Award.
About Suzan Palumbo:
Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Suzan Palumbo is a writer, active member of the HWA, co administrator of the Ignyte Awards and a member of the Hugo nominated FIYAHCON team. She is also a former associate editor of Shimmer. Her work has been published in The Deadlands, The Dark Magazine, PseudoPod, Fireside Fiction Quarterly, PodCastle, Anathema: Spec Fic from the Margins and other venues. She is officially represented by Michael Curry of the Donald Maass Literary Agency and tweets at @sillysyntax. When she isn’t writing, she can be found sketching, listening to new wave or wandering her local misty forests.
About Stelliform Press:
Stelliform Press is a small independent Canadian literary press which publishes fiction which address our world’s most pressing problems: climate change, ecological destruction, and the effect of these issues on how we relate to each other and to the other beings that live with us in the world. We see these problems as systemic and pervasive, exacerbating long-standing social issues, and challenging us to confront the roots of injustice. Our books have been finalists for or have won the Ursula K Le Guin Prize for Fiction, the William L. Crawford Award, The Otherwise Award Honor List, and the Utopia Award, and the Sir Julius Vogel Award. See the Stelliform Press website for more info.
Stelliform Online Event Safety Protocol:
We take all abuse and/or harassment extremely seriously. The following are steps we are taking to protect our authors and guests:
- Zoom password protection
- Chat monitored by Stelliform volunteers
- Zero-tolerance policy of abusive/harassing behaviour and inappropriate interactions/questions posed to authors or between guests; any offensive questions or comments will result in removal from the event
- If you are removed from the event your paid ticket will not be refunded