Deep Dish Reading Sat 10/7!

Join novelist Mary Robinette Kowal, debut novelist Cath Schaff-Stump, host Mary Anne Mohanraj, plus Chris Bauer, Richard Chwedyk, and Meg Khoury for the inaugural Deep Dish, a Chicago SF/F reading series.

WHERE:         Volumes Book Cafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL

WHEN:          Saturday, October 7, 7 p.m.

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers, has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel, and has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards.

Mary Anne Mohanraj wrote Bodies in Motion (finalist for Asian American Book Awards, translated into six languages) and twelve other titles; she’s executive director of the SLF, and an English professor at UIC.

Cath Schaff-Stump writes speculative fiction for children and adults, and is a co-host on the writing and geek-life fan podcast Unreliable Narrators. You can find her online at Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, @cathschaffstump,, and

Sponsored by the SLF (Speculative Literature Foundation,, SFWA (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Association,, and CNSC (Chicago Nerd Social Club,

NEXT: The next reading in the series, featuring Hugo-nominated novelist Ada Palmer, and debut novelist Michael Moreci, will be Thursday, December 7th, 7 p.m., at Volumes.