Kingston Writers Fest: John Elizabeth Stintzi with Adan Jerreat-Poole - Dundurn

Kingston Writers Fest: John Elizabeth Stintzi with Adan Jerreat-Poole

If words like brilliant, absurd, electrifying, kaleidoscopic, and transcendent pique your interest, you won’t want to miss this exciting late night event featuring John Elizabeth Stintzi with their sophomore novel My Volcano. In conversation with fiction and fantasy writer Adan Jerreat–Poole, JES – who has been likened to Haruki Murakami and Jeff Vandermeer by critics – will discuss eco-horror, the apocalypse, science fiction, and bucking conventions.

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole

Enter a wicked cool fantasy world of witches and their assassins, where a group of renegades battle to capture the Heart of the Coven.

Even teenage assassins have dreams.

Eli isn’t just a teenage girl — she’s a made-thing the witches created to hunt down ghosts in the human world. Trained to kill with her seven living blades, Eli is a flawless machine, a deadly assassin. But when an assignment goes wrong, Eli starts to question everything she was taught about both worlds, the Coven, and her tyrannical witch-mother.

Terrified that she’ll be unmade for her mistake, Eli seeks refuge with a group of human and witch renegades. To earn her place, she must prove herself by capturing the Heart of the Coven. With the help of two humans and a girl who smells like the sea, Eli is going to get answers — and earn her freedom.