We’re headed to Canada for a two-week mini-residency at the University of British Columbia–should be fun. But I’m also a guest at Calgary’s Wordfest and Vancouver’s Writers Fest, in support of HarperCollins Canada’s release of a beautiful omnibus trade paperback of all three Southern Reach novels as Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy. It really is a gorgeous edition. In Calgary, I participated in their Literary Death Match and then in a late-night series of reading and interviews with Nick Cutter, Irina Kovalyova, and Neil Smith.
In Vancouver, I’ve got three events, with details on all of them available here. Two panels: Labels and Fables (Oct. 20, Tues, 6pm) and then Weird Fiction (Oct. 21, Wed, 8:30pm), both with Kelly Link and other great writers.
Finally, there’s An Evening with Jeff VanderMeer on Saturday night (Oct. 24, Sat., 8pm).
For the “evening with” I’ll be sharing the experience of writing the Southern Reach trilogy, including the rather dark and absurd real-life events that went into creating the characters and situations in the novels. This should be a very entertaining event–at least, I promise to give you some juicy and candid behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
All of these events are ticketed–please check out the links for details. I think it’ll be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of wonderful writers and readers. So, please join me.