Events

October 2012 – May 2017

Oct 8 Mon 2012
Sanem Ozdural on JOYRadio @ JOYRadio
10:00 am – 10:30 am

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be appearing on JOYRadio on 8 October at 10:00. Sanem and Moira Crone, who will together be discussing the Aesthetics of Literature at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans at the end of November, will be interviewed by Pattie Welek Hall as part of a series of radio programmes promoting the festival.

Nov 30 Fri 2012
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, speaking at Words and Music Festival in New Orleans @ Words and Music festival
9:45 am – 11:00 am

Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be speaking at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans, at 09:45am on Friday 30 November 2012 in the Queen Ann Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone:


LITERATURE OUT OF TIME
The Art of Using Fiction as a Magic Carpet for Time Travel

Transporting the reader to another time, another world, even worlds that are still in the future, with the reader eagerly stepping aboard the author’s time travel vehicle is a special kind of magic. And it’s the kind of magic that can make or break speculative fiction. New Orleans fiction writer Moira Crone and debut novelist Sanem Ozdural will discuss the art of exploring the future with fiction.

Ms. Ozdural, a practicing attorney who cut her legal teeth as a prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, is author of LiGa (acronym for Life Game), a novel about a game of the future where the coin is extra years of life.

Both authors, keen observers of the harsh realities of our time, take those realities and multiply them, envisioning a future in which the division between the haves and have-nots reaches epic proportions. Against their dramatic landscapes, they each in different ways explore the fall-out from quests for immortality. The key to the success of such explorations? Moira and Sanem will let you in on that secret.

Sanem will be signing copies of LiGa in the Book Mart immediately after the session.

Feb 12 Tue 2013
Ira Nayman on Artists First radio
11:00 pm – Wednesday @ 12:00 am

Ira Nayman will be appearing on the Artist First radio show on February 12 at 6pm (EST).  In an hour-long programme he will be interviewed by the show’s host Tony Kay. Topics will include discussions of Ira’s life, work and especially his hilarious sci-fi satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience).  You can find out more about Artist First radio here.

Apr 30 Tue 2013
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™ at the Cabildo in New Orleans @ Long Gallery, The Cabildo
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sanem OzduralIn a free event organised by the Louisiana State Museum, the public are invited to meet five New Orleans authors on Tuesday 30th April at 5:30 p.m. in the long gallery overlooking Jackson Square at the historic Cabildo. Sanem Ozdural , author of LiGa™, is joined by four other local authors (Debra Shriver, Brenda Marie Osbey, Judy Conner, N.S. Patrick)

Apr 24 Fri 2015
Christopher Nuttall at Ravencon 2015 @ Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond VA
Apr 24 – Sunday all-day

Christopher NuttallChristopher Nuttall, author of books including The Royal Sorceress series, Bookworm series, A Life Less Ordinary, The Mind’s Eye, and Sufficiently Advanced Technology, will be at Ravencon in Richmond VA for the weekend of 24-26 April, taking part in some panels and signing books.

Nov 11 Fri 2016
The Art of Creating Literature for Young People… Don’t Talk Down to Them! – Sanem Ozdural at the Words and Music Literary Feast in New Orleans @ Queen Anne Ballroom
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Sanem Ozdural

Once again, Sanem Ozdural is back in New Orleans for the annual Words and Music Literary Feast. This year’s theme is The Dark Side of Literature & Life, and Sanem is on two panels during the festival. She’s on a panel on Friday afternoon (11th November at 3:15pm) in the Aesthetics of Literature thread addressing The Art of Creating Literature for Young People… Don’t Talk Down to Them!. Having written books for adults, LiGa™ and the Dark shall do what Light cannot, Sanem has now turned her hand to writing for younger readers and will be talking about it along with an editor and two literary agents.

 

Nov 13 Sun 2016
The Art of Speculative Fiction as Vehicle for Social Commentary – Sanem Ozdural at the Words and Music Literary Feast in New Orleans @ Queen Anne Ballroom
10:15 am – 11:15 am

Sanem Ozdural

Once again, Sanem Ozdural is back in New Orleans for the annual Words and Music Literary Feast. This year’s theme is The Dark Side of Literature & Life, and Sanem is on two panels during the festival. She’s on a panel on Sunday morning (13th November at 10:15am) in the Aesthetics of Literature thread addressing The Art of Speculative Fiction as Vehicle for Social Commentary alongside another author and a literary agent. Anyone who has read Sanem’s books, LiGa™ and the Dark shall do what Light cannot, can’t fail to realise that it is a subject about which Sanem feels very strongly, so I expect it to be a fascinating session.

 

May 21 Sun 2017
Sanem Ozdural – Readathon Day, Pirates Alley, New Orleans @ Faulkner House
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sanem OzduralOn Saturday May 21st from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™ and the Dark shall do what Light cannot will be one of four authors taking part in the Faulkner Society’s Readathon featuring Authors of New Novels. She would love to see you there. If you’re thinking of going, contact The Faulkner Society beforehand (click email above, details on the ‘e-vite’ below).



LiGa™ cover

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck




Read-A-Thon New Orleans

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