The preliminary programme for the 75th Worldcon in Helsinki has been released. As per usual, changes, additions and cancellations are likely, so do check the latest version of the programme available at the official website here. There’s even an app for your smartphone. For Emmi’s schedule, click here.
The 75th Worldcon will take over Helsinki on August 9th through 13th 2017. The program has yet to be released, but we can already confirm that Emmi will be attending various panels and events. The guests of honour this year are John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, and Walter Jon Williams. Head over to the official website for more information.
On August 5th 2017 Finland gets its first Young Adult Literary Convention, HEL-YA! The location is Restaurant Lämpiö in Helsinki. In addition to Emmi, the guests include Salla Simukka, Antti Halme, Juuli Niemi, Elina Rouhiainen, and Mintie Das, amongst others. The program will be published later, but the Facebook page, of the event is already buzzing with information, and the tickets are available for purchase at Tiketti.
Memory of Water has been selected as this semester’s Common Read for the Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, US. On the upcoming Wednesday 19th April at 4:00PM Emmi will be visiting the university and giving a talk about the research and science behind the novel.
On March 23rd & 24th the Jean Monnet seminar The future of Europe: a commitment for You(th) will be held in Rome. Emmi has been invited to give a speech for the working group discussing how to reach the hard-to-reach. Her turn on the stage is on Thursday, between 16.45 and 17.45 Central European Time.