Events 2017 Edinburgh Book Festival, August York Festival of Ideas, June Words by the Water Festival, 12 March Shakespeare & Co Paris, 13 March Aye Write Glasgow, 18 March The Global Soul, Georgetown University, USA, 27-28 March 2016 Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Elizabeth Kostova Foundation 2014 September – Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Scotland April – Niniti Literature Festival, Erbil, Kurdistan 2013 December – Sofia Book Fair 23-26 May – Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Bulgaria 15 May – European Literature Nights, Edinburgh 26 April – Poetry Can Festival, Bristol 21 March – World Writers Conference, Brussels 2012 3 December, Writing North, Newcastle 6 October, Notes and Letters, King’s Place, London August, Edinburgh International Book Festival 27 – 30th July, Poetry Parnassus at the Southbank Centre, London 1 July – 6 August, Stratford upon Avon Poetry Festival Writer in Residence 11 February The Glasgow Film Festival and Words Per Minute 17 March Aye Write Glasgow 25 March – The Oxford Literary Festival 27 January- 1 February, Kolkatta Literary Meet 2011 24 September, Wigtown Book Festival August, Edinburgh Book Festival 26-30 May, Elizabeth Kostova Sozopol Fiction Seminars 2010 11-12 June, Determining Form: creative non-fiction journeys, University of Glasgow 2009 1 November, Durham Book Festival 3 October, University City London, East Looks West 9-18 October 2009, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, writer in residence July 2009, Freiburg University conference: ‘Representations of Eastern Europe in the media’ June, Sozopol Elizabeth Kostova Foundation programme May, Aberdeen Word Festival April, Zagreb Poetry Festival March, Chichester Festival March, Cumbria Festival March, Aye Festival, Glasgow, with the Forest Cafe’s Golden Hour Feb, London School of Economics Festival 2008 October, Bluecoat Literary Festival, Liverpool September, Apolonia Art Festival, Sozopol, Bulgaria August, Edinburgh Book Festival July, London Literature Festival May, Auckland Writers’ and Readers’ Festival