On April 24th 2019 at 12PM KAVI, the National Audiovisual Institute presents a Seminar on Film and Literature at Kino Regina in Helsinki. The seminar invites both researchers and authors to analyse the connections between film and literature. At 2.30PM begins the second section of the seminar, titled “Authors to the Front”, during which various creators are interviewed. Lead by Katri Tenhola, Emmi will be discussing writing fantasy and horror with Ilja Rautsi, the author of the screen play based on Memory of Water. The event is in Finnish, and free to attend. More information can be found here.
In April, Emmi will embark on a brief tour of Sweden. Here are the dates so far.
February 28th sees the release of Finská čítanka, an anthology of stories by Finnish authors, translated into Czech. The anthology has been edited by Jitka Hanušová, and it includes work from Katja Kettu, Johanna Sinisalo, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, Rosa Liksom, Tuomas Kyrö and Emmi Itäranta. Emmi’s contribution is Roads of Silver, Paths of Gold, a short story originally written for the Arthur C. Clarke Centenary anthology. You can buy the anthology here.
The program for the Guadalajara International Book Fair in México is taking shape, and the following two events have been scheduled for Emmi:
Tuesday, November 27th from 7 to 8.30PM FIL Literatura - Festival de las Letras Europeas, Salón E, Área Internacional: Emmi Itäranta, Tim Fanning, Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki and Viveca Sten.
Wednesday, November 28th 11.30AM FIL Joven - Ecos de la Fil, Preparatoria Regional de Atotonilco
On October 18th 2018 the Anglo-Finnish Society will be hosting an event with Emmi, where she will discuss the process of writing two versions of her work in different languages and how this can help the writing process. The event will be held at St Giles International in London, and is scheduled to run from 6.30 to 8.30PM. More information about the event and how to sign up can be found at the webpage of the Anglo-Finnish Society.