TedXBristol, 11 November, 2015

Here’s the video of my TedX talk.

A Very Modern Memorial, on YouTube

TedX Bristol, Colston Hall, 11 November, 2015

I’m one of the speakers at TedX Bristol on 11 November. I’ll be talking about the project I did with Neil Bartlett, Letter to an Unknown Soldier, which seems like a good idea given 11 November is Remembrance Day.

The New Space of Publishing, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 20 May 2015, 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of discussion with key figures in the publishing industry, hosted by Creative Conversations, an initiative of the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts at the University of Greenwich.

Steve Carsey, Director of Original Programming for Audible, Katrina Hopewell, marketing consultant in broadcast and digital publishing, Kate Pullinger, award winning novelist and digital storyteller and Jeremy Thompson, MD of independent publisher, Troubadour and its self publishing arm, Matador, will be joining panel chair, Justine Solomons of Byte the Book, to give their views on the opportunities and challenges for writers, publishers and other industry players in the rapidly shifting landscape, which is contemporary publishing.

Date: Wednesday 20th May 2015: 6 for 6:30
Venue: Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, 11 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 8EY (DLR stations Cutty Sark or Greenwich, 20 minutes from central London)

The New Space of Publishing

‘Trapped in the Ice Frozen in Time’: British Library, Thursday 5 Feb, 6 pm

I’ll be giving a short talk as part of Trapped in the Ice, Frozen in Time, an event at the British Library on Thursday 5 Feb, 6:00, to celebrate Rob Sherman’s transmedia residency at the BL, with fellow writers J R Carpenter and Nancy Campbell.

October Book Tour - Canada Part Two!

I’ve been invited back to Canada for a second round of festivals, dates and links below. In addition to that, I will be in Banff where I will be given the Anne Green Award - such an honour and a pleasure (see Events). 

My October tour starts at Calgary and Banff Wordfest where my events include:
Saturday 18 October, 3 pm., Storytelling on the Digital Edge - Banff
Saturday 18 October, 8:30 pm, Governor General’s Literary Award Celebration, Calgary
Sunday 19 October, 2 pm., Books and Afternoon Tea, Calgary

Then it’s onto the Vancouver Writers’ Fest for:
Wednesday 22 October, 6 pm., A Community of Characters, Vancouver
Friday 24 October, 1 pm., The Tangled Web, Vancouver

Saturday 25 October I’ll be doing a reading at Black Bond Books in White Rock.

After that it’s onto IFOA in Toronto:
Wednesday 29 October, 7:30, IFOA on Tour, Midland Ontario
Friday 31 October, 7:30 pm., Women and War, Toronto
Saturday 1 November, 3:00 pm, Reading , Toronto

September Book Tour - Canada

In September I’m doing a series of readings and events at festivals in Eastern Canada, including Eden Mills, Halifax, Hudson Quebec, and Kingston (see Events).

Sunday 14 September I’ll be at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.
Sunday 21 September I’ll be at Halifax’s The Word on the Street.
Tuesday 23 September I’ll be in Hudson Quebec for a Storyfest ‘Meet the Author’ Event.
Thursday and Friday, 25 and 26 September I’ll be at the Kingston Ontario Writers Festival where I’m doing three events.

So if you live near any of these places, please come along to my event and say hello. If you tell me you read about the event on my website, I’ll fall over with amazement.

Vancouver, BC - Book Warehouse, Tuesday 10 June, 2014

I’ll be doing a reading at Book Warehouse in Vancouver on Tuesday 10 June at 7 p.m. All welcome!  This is their new store, at Main & 25th.

Kelowna, BC - Mosaic Books, Thursday 5 June, 2014

I’ll be doing a reading at Mosaic Books in Kelowna, BC, on Thursday 5 June, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Please come and join us!

IFOA Weekly: Reading at Toronto’s Harbourfront: Tuesday 16 April, 2014

16 April, 2014 I’ll be reading with Danish writer Jonas Bengtsson and American writer Jennifer McMahon as part of IFOA’s weekly Reading Series.

IFOA Weekly Reading Series

How Will Writers Eat?: The Debate about Copyright and Writing in the Digital Age

8 April, 2014 At the London Book Fair this year I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion around international coypright law, writing, and the digital age, How Will Writers Eat?. This has grown up out of work I’ve been doing with The Literary Platform for Goldsmith’s University and CREATe. Come along and join the shouting.

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