On Wednesday February 25th, as part of the University of East Anglia spring literary festival I will interview acclaimed author Helen MacDonald, whose memoir H is for Hawk won both the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Book awards.
Fine art photographer Diego Ferrari and I teach an occasional, unique intensive weekend course in London combining creative writing and photographic techniques for students who want to perfect their skills in both disciplines.
In this intensive weekend masterclass at London Zoo Horatio Clare, author of A Single Swallow and Down to the Sea in Ships, amongst others, and I take the zoo and its creatures as a setti
I will host a reading, discussion and Q&A with Lorrie Moore, the celebrated short story writer and novelist, who will be at UEA in a special appearance to coincide with the UK publication of her new short story collection, Bark.
In conversation with Eleanor Catton, winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, at the UEA spring literary festival
I will host a reading, discussion and Q&A with the audience at this final event in UEA's spring literary festival.
Diego Ferrari and I are teaching a weekend course on creative writing and photography in London, combining original creative work with photography to create combined or stand-alone projects in each medium.
Julia Bell and I are co-teaching an innovative course (it has never been done before as far as we know!) on writing about environment, conservation and animals. The course will take place at the London Zoo this October.
As part of the Raworths Literature Festival taking place at the Harrogate International Festival, I will participate in a discussion with two other writers on writing about Antarctica.
In early July Ben Faccini and I will teach a residential writing course at the wonderful Arvon Foundation at Totleigh Barton in deepest Devon, on how we develop narratives based on our personal histories.