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Ways With Words Festival
I'll be taking part in a hand-carved session entitled 'Rogue Bards' with my friends the writer Jay Griffiths and the mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw. Expect old gods.
Port Eliot Festival
I'll be talking about, and reading from, my new novel Beast, at the Port Eliot literary festival down in sunny Cornwall.
Topping and Co
An evening of Beast-liness as I talk about and read from my new novel at this Bath bookshop. There will probably be wine.
Caught By The River Thames
I'll be talking about my new novel, Beast, with my publisher from Faber & Faber, Lee Brackstone, at this London lit and culture fest.
I'll be talking about, and reading from, Beast, at this fancy Oxfordshire festival.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
I'll be talking with Hungarian novelist György Spiró, who also writes strange novels, about our retrospective new ones.
Dark Mountain Base Camp
I'll be talking about Beast, amongst other things no doubt, at the first big Dark Mountain event since 2014.
Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, Galway
An evening event at Galway's legendary bookshop; I'll be talking about my writing: the new book, Beast, but also The Wake, my work with Dark Mountain, and more. Books will be on sale, and wine is rumoured.
Shorelines Arts Festival
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.
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!
Resurgence 50th Anniversary Celebration
I'll be one of the many speakers at this fiftieth anniversary bash for Resurgence magazine in Oxford.
Crossing Border Festival, Netherlands
I'll be appearing at this Dutch literary and culture fest in The Hague to talk about Beast.
Shakespeare and Company, Paris
Another evening of Beast-liness, as I talk about and read from my new novel at this legendary Paris bookshop. More details to come.
The Prophets of Rock and Wave
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…