Here’s where you can expect to find CMV in 2020.

Until life, the universe, and publishing return to normal, I can be found giving readings, Q & A’s, livechats, and appearances here:

Twitter: @catvalente

Patreon: Mad Fiction Laboratory

Instagram: catvalente

Cameo: Catherynne M. Valente

YouTube: CMV’s Channel

I look forward to seeing people in person again someday.


August 1: 10:45am-12:15pm PST (1:45pm-3:15 EST)
Willammette Writers Conference

Why We Build the Wall: Exploring Hadestown
Join these Hugo, Nebula, and Norton award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors as they explore the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown and its themes of mythology, redemption, forgiveness, love and the world we dream about.
Catherynne Valente, Amal El-MohtarSeanan McGuire

August 15: 2pm-2:50pm EST
ReCONvene 2020

Modernizing Fairy Tales and Myths

Fairy tales and myths are a part of cultures around the world and they provide rich and varied inspiration for fantastic fiction. Each generation revives these stories, bringing them into modern times, repurposed and remade to reflect today’s issues and concerns. In this remaking, do they retain their original purposes or are these tales too changed? What can they tell us about our past or future selves? Moreover, why does our love of these stories never grow old?
Speakers: Catherynne Valente, Adam Stemple, Rebecca Roanhorse, Seanan McGuire, Victor LaValle

August 20: 9:30-11pm EST
Conversations with Jeff Vandermeer

Books in Common NW is delighted to welcome two award-winning bestselling authors – Catherynne M Valente and Jeff Vandermeer – for an out-of-this-world conversation about all things weird, science-y and fantastical.

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