The Archaeologists Events Cross-Canada and in NYC

I’m on a small tour this Fall to promote my first novel in ten years, The Archaeologists! I hope you can join me in….

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Mississauga

Monday October 17th, 10 am to 11:30 am, Burnhamthorpe Library (Mississauga Public Library) 3650 Dixie Rd #101. Reading and answering questions.  Library event page.

Toronto

Tuesday October 18, 7pm, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West. Reading and in discussion with Jen Sookfong Lee (The Conjoined). Facebook Event Page.

Winnipeg

Saturday Oct. 22, 3PM, Millennium Library, Winnipeg Public Library, 251 Donald Street. (Part of Canzine Central: Winnipeg’s Festival of Zines and Underground Culture). Reading and in discussion with Jen Sookfong Lee (The Conjoined).

Sudbury

Saturday, November 5th (as part of Wordstock Sudbury, details TBA)

New York City

Sunday November 20, 2016, 6:30PM, Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan). (will be with other readers, tba)

 

Want some Hal in your city? Shoot me an email: hal@brokenpencil.com!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hal Gets a Scoop: New Excerpt from The Archaeologists!

Chapter 26: Hal — Monday, April 21

Hal gets the scoop he’s been waiting for!

It’s weirdly tranquil behind the house. Fenced-in backyards face each other. Susan Proudfeather sits alone, cross-legged on the yellow-green grass. Proudfeather seems to be meditating or something. She’s got her eyes closed. A black bird flies overhead, heading for the river across the street and down below. Not exactly sure what to do, Hal stands there, fingering the record button on his camera. Finally, he steps closer and points his camera at the seated woman.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

 

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Visit The Archaeologists serialization page to read past chapters and find out more about the novel.

“Niedzviecki’s vividly portrayed characters, caught in the conflict between the natural and the urban, resonate with the rage that unbridled modernity raises in all of us, whether we know it or not. The Archeologists is a novel Jane Jacobs would have loved.” — Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day.

New chapter of The Archaeologists: Tim and Charlie down by the river

Chapter 25. Tim and Charlie—Saturday, April 19

Is Tim spiraling out of control? Can Charlie save him? Or will he take her with him?

Charlie edges over to the point where bank crumbles into the river. The water lurches by, green on top, brown and brackish on the bottom. Tim takes Charlie’s hand, hot and full in his dry cracked palm. Tim remembers what Charlie said about the rocks leading to the sweat lodge hut. Thousands and thousands of years old. Can a river be old? Water? How old is dirt? What about the air? Is that old?

Hold on tight, Charlie says.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

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Visit The Archaeologists serialization page to read past chapters and find out more about the novel.

“Niedzviecki’s vividly portrayed characters, caught in the conflict between the natural and the urban, resonate with the rage that unbridled modernity raises in all of us, whether we know it or not. The Archeologists is a novel Jane Jacobs would have loved.” — Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day

New from The Archaeologists: Tim vs. June!

Chapter 21: June–Thursday, April 17

June finally meets Tim in this pivotal chapter! You won’t believe what happens next! (Ha…pathetic attempt at clickbait, but, well, it is a pretty dramatic chapter…)

“June freezes, her fists distending against the glass. A man is staring in. June gasps. But he doesn’t seem to see her. He gazes through and past, like she’s not even there. He’s scraggly, his pale face dotted with patches of wispy beard. Young guy, June registers, he can’t even grow a beard. He’s wearing an army surplus jacket. The jacket’s too big for him. It hangs off his skinny frame, a tattered shirt handed down to a scarecrow. June breathes again. He isn’t particularly intimidating. Why doesn’t he see me? Get out of here, June thinks. Go.”

Read Chapter 21.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

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Visit The Archaeologists serialization page to read past chapters and find out more about the novel.

“Niedzviecki’s vividly portrayed characters, caught in the conflict between the natural and the urban, resonate with the rage that unbridled modernity raises in all of us, whether we know it or not. The Archeologists is a novel Jane Jacobs would have loved.” — Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day

Future Fetish: Fast Company Interviews Hal Niedzviecki

Do_Humans_Have_An_Unhealthy_Fetish_For_The_Future_Co.Exist_ideas_+_impact_-_2016-07-22_10.07.45GREAT piece in Fast Company talking about my take on how future has become a fetish. Particularly good summary of my take on the “historical argument”, the idea that human beings have always sought innovation.  READ IT HERE.

Susan Plots and Ponders in this New Chapter of The Archaeologists

Chapter 19: Susan—Thursday, April 17

After crashing the community meeting about the proposed highway through the ravine, Susan and her small group of protestors have a planning session and Susan has a profound revelation: “If you live in shadow, that’s what you become.

Read Chapter 19.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

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Visit The Archaeologists serialization page to read past chapters and find out more about the novel.

“Niedzviecki’s vividly portrayed characters, caught in the conflict between the natural and the urban, resonate with the rage that unbridled modernity raises in all of us, whether we know it or not. The Archeologists is a novel Jane Jacobs would have loved.” — Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day

Rose Escapes…June Meets Susan! 2 New Chapters of The Archaeologists.

Chapter 17: Rose—Tuesday, April 15

Rose, abandoned and gripped with a feverish sense of doom, attempts to escape the rest home.

Read Chapter 17.

Chapter 18: June–Thursday, April 17

June attends a Wississauga city council meeting about the proposal to build an expressway behind their house. There, she meets Susan, an unexpected adversary.

Read chapter 18.

Visit The Archaeologists serialization page to read past chapters and find out more about the novel.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

Niedzviecki’s vividly portrayed characters, caught in the conflict between the natural and the urban, resonate with the rage that unbridled modernity raises in all of us, whether we know it or not. The Archeologists is a novel Jane Jacobs would have loved. — Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day

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Here Comes Hal!

Chapter 16: June—Tuesday, April 15

June digs and ponders how she ended up as a Wississauga housewife digging up the bones of what she believes to be an ancient warrior. But her ruminations are rudely interrupted…

Read Chapter 16.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

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Visit The Archaeologists serialization page to read past chapters and find out more about the novel.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

Chapter 15 of The Archaeologists: Welcome Home, Susan

Chapter 15: Susan—Tuesday, April 15

Susan wakes up in her childhood bedroom and finds out what she came home for…

Read Chapter 15.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

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Visit The Archaeologists serialization page to read past chapters and find out more about the novel.

(All 34 chapters of The Archaeologists will be published online on the websites of 5 great magazines between now and October. The novel will be published by ARP Books in Fall 2016.)

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