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Series - Lectures, speeches and interviews

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Lectures, speeches and interviews

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  • 1990-2011 (Creation)

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1.08 m of textual documents
12 VHS videocassettes
5 audio cassette tapes
3 objects

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Series consists of records relating to Coupland’s public appearances. The records include speaking notes, videocassettes, publicity and other ephemera related to these events. Series includes records relating to the following speaking events and interviews:


  • Vancouver Art Gallery Docents (1987)
  • Radio interviews with CBC and other stations (ca. 1990)
  • American Association of Feature Editors (1999)
  • Speech at UBC’s Green College (2000)
  • Today show appearance (ca. 1993)
  • Duthie Lecture at the Vancouver Writer’s Festival (2002)
  • ECIAD honorary doctorate acceptance speech (ca. 2001)
  • IdeaCity lecture (ca. 2002)
  • Speech to the graduating class of Lower Canada College (2004)
  • Emission television show interview (ca. 2004)
  • Canadian Art Gallery gala dinner, hosted by Coupland (ca. 2001)
  • UBC, Arts Last Lecture Speech (2008)
  • Trudeau Foundation speech (2008)

Series includes books annotated by Coupland that were used as “reading copies” during his book tours. Annotated reading copies include:


  • Girlfriend in a Coma
  • All Families are Psychotic
  • Hey Nostradamus
  • JPod

Series also includes speaking notes, travel documents and schedules for Coupland's Massey lecture series in which he read his novel Player One in five lectures in five Canadian cities in 2010. Dates of the lectures were as follows:


  • Vancouver on October 12
  • Regina on October 14
  • Charlottetown on October 19
  • Ottawa on October 25
  • Toronto on October 29

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