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September 2016
Sep182016

Shorelines Arts Festival

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I'll be at this great little arts, lit and music festival in my local town, Portumna, in County Galway, talking to fellow novelist Nuala Ni Chonchuir about Beast, and perhaps other things. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.

Sep212016

Faber Social

- at The Social

With readings from yours truly, with fellow writers Amy Liptrot and Nina Lyon and musician Chris T-T, this is an evening of literature, music, drinking and conviviality. And book sales. In a cellar in London. Not to be missed!

Sep232016

Resurgence 50th Anniversary Celebration

- at Worcester College

I'll be one of the many speakers at this fiftieth anniversary bash for Resurgence magazine in Oxford.

November 2016
Nov052016

Crossing Border Festival, Netherlands

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I'll be appearing at this Dutch literary and culture fest in The Hague to talk about Beast.

December 2016
Dec012016

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

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Another evening of Beast-liness, as I talk about and read from my new novel at this legendary Paris bookshop. More details to come.

Dec092016

The Prophets of Rock and Wave

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In the wilds of Dartmoor, in the depths of winter, I'll be working with mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw to create a weekend of mythology, story and moorland experience for writers who want to deepen their craft. Over a weekend spent in remote buildings, around fires and on the moors, we will explore what it means to un-civilise our writing and our selves. We will look to the creation of stories, poems, narratives and worldviews that are startling in their freshness, by walking…

March 2017
Mar26

Oxford Literary Festival

- at Oxford Literary Festival

I'll be talking about my forthcoming essay collection, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, and I might also be talking about Beast, which comes out in paperback this summer.

April 2017
Apr21

Bristol Festival of Ideas

- at Watershed

I'll be talking about the ideas in my new essay collection, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, which is published by Faber in April, in discussion with Andrew Kelly.

Apr22

Cambridge Literary Festival

- at Cambridge

I'll be talking about the new essay collection, in conversation with New Statesman culture editor Tom Gatti.

Apr29

Cúirt International Festival of Literature: Confessions

- at Galway, Ireland

I'll be chairing a discussion about nature and wildness, featuring Jay Griffiths, Richard Hamblyn and Gaia Vince.

Apr30

Cúirt Festival of Literature: Beast

at Galway, Ireland

I'll be reading from and talking about Beast with fellow novelists Sara Baume and Jenni Fagan

August 2017
Aug03

US: Diesel Bookstore, Oakland, California

- at Diesel Books

An evening of reading from and talking about my two books - Beast, and Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - both published this month in the US by Graywolf Press.

Aug04

US: Myths We Live By, Point Reyes, with Martin Shaw

- at Dance Palace

An evening of readings, conversations and - who knows - maybe stories, with myself and mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw. How can the oldest of old tales thread themselves through our lives again, and what does myth have to say to a society in trouble? Tickets available in advance.

Aug05

US: Age of the Serpent, Point Reyes, with Martin Shaw

- at Point Reyes Presbyterian Church

How might an understanding of old myths and stories inform the turbulent world we live in today?  In this day-long workshop, Martin Shaw and I will dig deep into the old language of myth and story, and ask if the tales that can really help us understand our world might have already been around for centuries. Through exploring the ancient European tale of the Lindworm, and other old stories, we will seek to understand what myth has to tell us about the…

Aug06

US: Tor House, Carmel, with Martin Shaw

- at Tor House

Nearly a decade after his poetry first inspired the Dark Mountain Project, I finally get to visit - and talk at - the home of Californian poet Robinson Jeffers. I'll be speaking about Dark Mountain and the influence of Jefers' verse. I'll be joined by Martin Shaw, who will offer a story up to the wild gods of the sea.

Aug07

US: Last Bookstore, LA, with Martin Shaw

- at Lat Bookstore

An evening of reading from and talking about my two books - Beast, and Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - both published this month in the US by Graywolf Press, in conversation with author and mythologist Martin Shaw.

Aug08

US: University Club, Minneapolis, with Eric Utne

- at University Club

An evening of reading from and talking about my two books - Beast, and Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - both published this month in the US by Graywolf Press, in conversation with the founder of 'Utne Reader' Eric Utne.

Aug10

US: Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn

- at Greenlight Bookstore

An evening of reading from and talking about my two books - Beast, and Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - both published this month in the US by Graywolf Press.

Aug11

US: Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington DC

- at Politics and Prose

An evening of reading from and talking about my two books - Beast, and Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - both published this month in the US by Graywolf Press.

October 2017
Oct13

Rewild Your Words

- at Sherkin North Shore

Retreat for two days and two nights to the far western edge of Europe. Sleep by the wild sea. Walk alone on the moors and the beaches. Spend the days with other writers, learning, writing, talking. Let the weather and the wilds and the old spirits in the hedgerows and the waters have their way with you. What will be the impact on your words? This weekend writing course, designed and led by me, aims to take writers of all…

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