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.
Wild places - imaginative writing and the environment; talk at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
I will give an open seminar in the Department of English Common Room at 17.15 on April 25th, examining the role of imagination in writing fiction, poetry and non-fiction inspired by landscape and extreme environments. All wecome. Please see poster for more detail.
Julia Bell, Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck College, and I will give a talk to Creative Writing students at Singapore's Nanyang Technological Universiy on Monday 8 April at 11.30.