Ahead of the July 12th release of Chris Colfer’s new novel The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, EW can exclusively announce the author’s own odyssey: a 10-city national tour to promote the book.
An Author’s Odyssey is the fifth installment of Colfer’s bestselling fantasy series The Land of Stories. In April, when EW unveiled the cover to the new book, Colfer said, “Alex and Conner have traveled into the realms of fairy-tales and classic literature, but An Author’s Odyssey is their first adventure in a world created from their own imagination.”
He continued: “The series has inspired so many kids around the world to read and I hope this fifth book will encourage readers to write their own stories, too.”
Before The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, available for pre-order here, hits shelves July 12, see a full list of tour dates and an exclusive excerpt below.
July 12: New York, NY – Barnes & Noble Union Square – 6pm
July 13: Philadelphia, PA – Children’s Book World at Friends’ Central School – 7pm
July 14: Columbus, OH – The Book Loft at Schottenstein Theatre at Bexley High School – 7pm
July 15: Chicago, IL – Anderson’s Bookshop at Naperville North High School – 7pm
July 16: Atlanta, GA – Little Shop of Stories at ? – ?
July 17: St. Louis, MO – Left Bank Books at 560 Music Center – 7pm
July 20: Dallas, TX – Dallas Museum Of Art at Horchow Auditorium – 7:30pm
July 21: Salt Lake City, UT – King’s English at Viridian Event Center – ?
July 22: Denver, CO – Tattered Cover at Lone Tree Arts Center – 7pm
July 25: Seattle, WA – Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park) – 6pm