London Author Fair - Friday 28 Feb, 2014

Friday 28 Feb, 2014 Authoright are holding their first ever London Author Fair and I’ll be appearing on a panel in one of the afternoon seminars.

Professorial Lecture at Bath Spa University - Wed 19 Feb 2014

Wed 19 Feb, 2014 I’ll be giving my first ever Professorial Lecture at the university (my first at any university!) on the subject of participatory media projects. I’ll be talking about my yet-to-be-announced new project, Letter to an Unknown Soldier.

The Writer’s Toolkit - Birmingham, Saturday 23 November, 2013

Saturday, 23 Nov, 2013I’ll be giving the morning keynote lecture on ‘Writing for Digital Platforms’ at this Writing West Midlands event in Birmingham, The Writer’s Toolkit.

The Writer's Toolkit

The Writing Platform at Rich Mix, London - 4 November, 2013

4 November, 2013, London: After the big success of The Writing Platform’s event last year at Rich Mix, we are returning with an even stronger programme of talks, panels, and a mini-fair, focussing on writing, reading, and publishing in the digital age.  Join us for discussion, advice, workshops, and a whole lot more.

The Writing Platform @ Rich Mix

Canada-US dates: Books in Browsers, San Francisco, 24-25 October, 2013

24-25 October, 2013 After speaking at last year’s Books in Browsers, I’ve been invited back once again to speak at the 2014 iteration of this wonderful gathering of digitally-minded-bookish people. BiB IV. This two day conference takes place in the also-wonderful Internet Archive, temple to those original utopian views that envisioned the internet as a portal to the world’s knowledge.  I’ll also be attending BiB’s first ever publishing hackday on Saturday 26 October with my Canadian publisher, Doubleday Random House.

Canada-US dates: University of Northern Iowa, 22 October, 2013

22 October, 2013 I’ve been invited to give a public lecture as part of the University of Northern Iowa’s Hearst Lecture Series, ‘A Digital Turn’. I’ll also give a student workshop that afternoon.

The Digital Turn

Canada-US dates: Vancouver, SFU, Master of Publishing guest lecture, Thursday 17 October, 2013

17 October, 2013 I’ll be visiting SFU’s innovative Master of Publishing (MPub) course for a guest lecture, and to talk to students about an up-and-coming project we’re hoping to do together.

Can-US dates: Boston:Publish it Forward: Literary Writers in the Digital Age, Tues 15 October, 2013

Grub Street, 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday 15 October, I’ll be giving a talk on the opportunities available for literary writers in the digital age.  See here for more information.

Grub Street

Digital Narratives, at QWC, Wednesday 10 July, 2013

I’ll be running a working on digital narratives for the Queensland Writers Centre, at the State Library, on Wed, 10 July, 6:00. See you there!

Digital Narratives

Memory Makes Us:  A Live Writing Event, 9 July, 2013, Brisbane

On July 9th, in Brisbane, Queensland, in collaboration with If:book Australia, I’ll be doing a live writing event, Memory Makes Us.  My colleagues at If:Book, and a team of students from QUT, will be collecting memories from the good people of Brisbane. I’ll be at my work station, in the Queensland State Library, pulling together memories in order to create a brand new text.

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