AUGUST 16, 2016

ChiZine Publications presents ChiSeries Calgary!


AUGUST 12 – 14, 2016


Delta Calgary South
135 Southland Drive SE
Calgary AB

Three days of panels, presentations and literary badassery.

#AXELHOW appearances to include:
KILL RANDY (special presentation) – 1pm Friday
Literary Leanings in Gene Fiction (panel discussion)  – 4pm Friday
#NOIRBARYYC – 9pm Friday (Boomtown pub)
TYCHE BOOKS PRESENTS (Publisher Presentation)- 12pm Saturday
Publish, or publish (50 min workshop) – 2pm Saturday
Fifty Shades of Mystery (panel discussion) – 3pm Saturday
Autograph Session (open to the public) – 8pm Saturday
Mystery & Speculative Crossovers (panel discussion)  – 10am Sunday
Live Action Slush: Urban Fantasy (special presentation) – 1pm Sunday
Publishers Panel: Short Fiction (panel discussion) – 2pm Sunday
Writing From the Shadows: Noir and Hardboiled (50 min workshop)- 4pm Sunday

Follow hashtag #wwcyyc16 to keep up with this year’s festival
Check out for more details on next year’s festival!


May 1, 2016

May Day 2016


April 21, 2016


March 5, 2016

Ides of March




January – March 2016


Short Fiction | Writing from the Shadows
Axel Howerton
January 13, 2016 (10 weeks)
Member Price: $210
Non-member Price: $270

AH Writing From Shadows

When Words Collide

August 14 – 16

Delta Calgary South, Calgary AB

AB Negative/Tall Tales of the Weird West

Coffin Hop Press Book Socials

CHP Presents WWCAB NEG WWC social

Panel – Murder: Ancient and Contemporary

 Axel Howerton, Charles Prepolec, Dwayne Clayden, S.G. Wong

Panel – Writing Short Mystery
#NoirBarYYC WWC2015 Special

August 14 – 9PM – Boomtown Pub


Crime Writers of Canada Fandango

August 15 – 9PM – Acadia Room

UsualSuspects WWC

Robin Herrington Short Story Contest

(Judge: Crime Writers of Canada/CHP )


June 2015


June 23

Buffalo Bob’s Canadian Pub

3715 51st street SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 6V2


Come on down and check out some of Calgary’s best crime fiction writers reading, drinking and raising hell. Dark and noirish fiction, prizes, shenanigans… booze, bullets and broads.

NEW VENUE – Buffalo Bob’s Canadian Pub – 3715 51st street SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 6V2



Author Signing

Chapters Crowfoot


66 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., Calgary, AB T3G 4J8

Join Author and Editor Axel Howerton in Calgary at the Chapters Crowfoot location and pick up your autographed copy of

TALL TALES OF THE WEIRD WEST! Just in time for Stampede!



August 2015

May 2015

A Taste of Local Authors

May 28 – 7PM

Owl’s Nest Books


Axel Howerton works the crowd at Owl’s Nest Books for A Taste Of Local Authors – May 28, 2015



TTWW Launch poster A_smOwl’s Nest Books, Calgary AB

The County Reeves at the #TallTalesWeirdWest book launch
R. Overwater reads “Cold Eggs & Whiskey”
Axel Howerton reads “The Horse Always Gets It First”
Allan Williams reads “Dinner In Carcosa”


NBYYC Oct14 2014 UMA

NBYYC Oct14 2014


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