Upcoming Events




Peterborough, ON: Next week – Wed. March 29th, 7:30pm, I’ll be reading from The Archaeologists FREE at Traill College, Junior Common Room, Scott House, along with two great Peterborough talents: Devon Code reads from his new novel Involuntarily Bliss and Janette Platana from her latest A Token of Affliction. It’s a great lineup! Details and poster here.
Hamilton, ON: Returning to my old stomping grounds of The Central Library (where I was writer in residence a few years back) to launch The Archaeologists in Hamilton! Hal Niedzviecki, Sally Cooper, Joe Ollman, Christine Miscione. Saturday, April 22nd at 1pm. Free. Central Library, 55 York Boulevard.

Toronto, ON: LitBang! Pop Up Shop featuring Broken Pencil and the works of Hal. Starting April 7 and throughout the month, my books will be on sale at this ultra cool pop up shop put on by Feathertale Magazine! There will be crazy low prices, super deals on Broken Pencil Magazine and other cool literary journal type reads, plus new BP merchandise including t-shirts, buttons and even a pencil case! It’s in the Ossington and Queen area, so drop by. Here’s all the info.






Saturday, November 5th, 2:30pm Reading from and talking about The Archaeologists as part of Wordstock Sudbury.

New York City

Sunday November 20, 2016, 6:30PM, Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan). Reading and talking about The Archaeologists. Also on the bill: amazing writer/poet Karen Weiser.


Wednesday November 23rd, 7:00 p.m.Join ARP Books authors Hal Niedzviecki, Kaie Kellough, Emma Healey, Angela Hibbs, and Andrew F. Sullivan for an awesome night of reading and book talk. Presented by Pages Unbound.Gladstone Hotel1214 Queen St.W., Toronto, ON.

Ottawa Event: Walrus Talks the Future

I’ll be on Ottawa next week participating in The Walrus Talks The Future.

My talk will be called Present: A Brief History of the Future.

I’ll be joined by, among others, sci-fi writer Robert J. Sawyer and Frauke Zeller, co-creator of hitchBOT.

If you’re in the Ottawa area, come out to what should be a fantastic evening.






Trees On Mars: Our Obsession with the Future Book Tour!
















Toronto – Thursday, October 8

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Hal Niedzviecki and Roy Scranton in conversation discussing their new books Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization.

 7:30pm at The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto.















Washington DC – Wednesday, October 28

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Free and open to all. 6:30pm.

Kramer Books 1517 Connecticut Ave NW (Dupont Circle)



San Francisco – Tuesday, November 3rd

CityLightsbookslogoHal Niedzviecki presents and discusses Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future

Free and open to all. 7:00 pm.

City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway



New York City – Wednesday November 11


Hal Niedzviecki and Jim Dwyer in conversation discussing their books Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future and More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy From Facebook (new in paperback).

Free and open to all. 7:00 pm. Word Up Community Bookstore, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue (at the corner of 165th Street).

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VANCOUVER – Wednesday November 25

$18  /  Buy tickets online >> or by phone 604-257-5111

ALEJANDRO FRID / A World for My Daughter –  An Ecologist’s Search for Optimism
A World for My Daughter takes readers to the knife-edge on which the fate of the biosphere rests. Merging the perspective of a scientist compelled to share the significance of his research, glimpses into the worldview of modern indigenous hunters and the voice of a parent speaking to his child about life’s conundrums, A World for My Daughter steers readers toward imagining their own role in preserving the vibrancy of our planet.

HAL NIEDZVIECKI / Trees on Mars  – Our Obsession with the Future
In Trees on Mars, cultural critic and author Hal Niedzviecki argues that our society’s singular emphasis on creating and owning the “future” is unprecedented in human history . For perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now.  In deep conversation with both the beneficiaries and victims of our relentless obsession with the future, Niedzviecki asks crucial questions: Where are we heading?  How will we get there?  And whom may we be leaving behind?

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