Winnipeg – Chiaroscuro Reading Series, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave. on July 5 at 7 p.m. David Demchuk reads from his debut novel The Bone Mother to a hometown crowd alongside noted local spec-fic authors Bess Hamilton and David Alexander Robertson. Free admission.

Quincy, Massachusetts – Readercon, the conference on imaginative literature – July 13 to 16. Registered guest.

Pawtucket, RI – Necon, the Northeastern Writers’ Conference – July 20 to 23. Registered guest and panelist.

Toronto – The Bone Mother launch at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. on Wednesday, July 26 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Join David Demchuk (“A master of bowel-loosening terror”, Globe and Mail) and digestion-friendly special guests for the launch of his debut novel The Bone Mother. Free admission.


Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist announced! Screaming heard throughout the land.

Toronto – Author Cruise at The Word on the Street Festival, Harbourfront Centre on Sunday, September 24 at 12:30 p.m. Join featured author David Demchuk aboard one of Canada’s tall ships for a one-hour panel discussion with Nick Cutter and Ron Corbett on good and eeeeevil, followed by a signing of his book The Bone Mother. David will also be in attendance at the ChiZine Publications tent, and available as part of the Friend An Author campaign.


Peterborough – Chiaroscuro Reading Series at The Spill, 414 George St. North, on Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. David Demchuk joins Dana Cameron and Ian Rogers for some spooky pre-Halloween fun. Free admission.

Toronto – Chiaroscuro Reading Series at ROUND Venue, 152A Augusta Avenue, on Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. David Demchuk returns with other noted authors from the ChiZine extended family for an evening of readings in advance of Hallowe’en. Free admission.

Montreal – The Violet Hour at Stock Bar, 1171 Rue Sainte-Catherine E on Tuesday, October 31 at 6:30 p.m. David Demchuk joins other queer Toronto and Montreal authors in celebrating Hallowe’en in an evening of short readings and performances. $5 at the door.


Toronto – Naked Heart: Blood, Guts and Gore at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, on Saturday, November 11 at 2:15 p.m. These works of words are not for the faint of heart. David Demchuk returns to Naked Heart, joining Jes Sachse, Jessica L. Webb and Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler as they read from queer fiction with an especially sharp edge. Single tickets are $5 at the door.

Toronto – ChiZine Fall Book Launch at ROUND Venue, 152A Augusta Avenue, on Tuesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. Will it finally be fall? Stephen Michell, Kate Story, Ian Keeling, David Nickle, Rupert Bottenberg and David Demchuk join forces for the long-awaited group launch of their ChiZine titles. Free admission.


Toronto – “Putting the X Back in Xmas” Chiaroscuro Reading Series holiday special at ROUND Venue, 152A Augusta Avenue, on Wednesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. ChiZine authors and guests do their damnedest to ruin Christmas for everyone. Free admission.



Open Book – David Demchuk is Writer-in-Residence for the month of March, posting eight essays about his work, his process, and about genre in general.


Montreal – Blue Metropolis/Metropolis Bleu in Salle Jardin (Hôtel 10) on Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. – David Demchuk joins Su Sokol, Amal El-Mohtar and Melissa Yuan-Innes for a panel titled ‘Children of Mary Shelley’ to discuss the evolution of speculative fiction in the literary landscape.


Quincy, MA - Readercon, the conference on imaginative literature - July 12 to 15. Registered guest.

Pawtucket, RI – Necon, the Northeastern Writers’ Conference – July 19 to 22. Registered guest.