March 11th, 2023
Panel discussion on the theme of the Journey, with Rebecca Sweetman, 2pm
British School at Athens, Festival of Writing and Ideas
Athens, Greece

May 3rd, 2023
Anglo-Hellenic League Event, 7pm
Slideshow and talk on Prespa as a crossroads place
London Hellenic Centre
London, UK

May 4th, 2023
Future Places Literature and Environment, 7pm
Panel discussion (details to follow)
Lancaster, UK


September 23rd, 2022
Corfu Literary Festival, 7pm
Journeys to the Greeks: on travel writing and the pull of Greece
With Sofka Zinovieff, Peter Fiennes & Michael Vatikiotis
Capodistrias Museum, Corfu, Greece

April 22nd, 2022

Earth Day Event with the Book Stall in Chicago
Online – free registation here
12 noon Central
Sponsored by Go Green Reads


December 9th, 2021
Wildlife Trusts Wild Live, 7pm UK
Online event about community action for nature
Free but registration required via the link

September 15th, 2021
Corfu Literary Festival, 7pm
Our Irreplaceable World: in conversation with Costas Kaloudis, director of the Ionian Environmental Foundation, and Professor Sarah Churchwell.
Municipal Gallery of Corfu in The People’s Garden, Corfu Town

Upcoming Events: 2020

NEWS: in light of the Covid-19 pandemic we have made the decision to postpone the U.S. book tour scheduled for spring 2020 until it is safe to reschedule. Please check back for rescheduled events. Thank you.

I’ll be doing a spring book tour in the United States on behalf of the U.S. edition of Irreplaceable, to be published by UGA Press on March 15th. Further details to be added soon.

April 6th, 2020
Porter Square Books, 7pm
In conversation with Terry Tempest Williams
Cambridge, Boston, Mass.

April 8th, 2020
Northshire Bookstore, 5pm
In conversation with Megan Mayhew Bergman
Manchester, Vermont

April 9th, 2020
Bank Square Books,
Co-sponsored by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
In conversation with Kerri Arsenault
Mystic, Connecticut

April 11th, 2020
Symposium Books, 3pm
In conversation with Rebecca Altman
Providence, Rhode Island

April 14th, 2020
Hub City Books, 6pm
In conversation with John Lane
Spartanburg, South Carolina

April 15th, 2020
Ecology Centre, University of Georgia
Talk and book signing
Athens, Georgia

April 16th, 2020
Georgia Center for the Book
Talk and book signing
Atlanta, Georgia

April 17th or 18th
Book Lady Bookstore
Talk and book signing
Savannah, Georgia


Previous Events: 2019

November 7th, 2019
Mr B’s Emporium Bookshop, 7pm
Talk and book signing in support of Forest of Avon Trust
Bath, Somerset

November 12th, 2019
Five Leaves Bookshop
Illustrated talk and book signing, 7pm

November 14th, 2019
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 1pm
Talk and book signing

November 16th, 2019
Kendal Mountain Literature Festival, 3:30pm-5:00pm
In conversation with Karen Lloyd
Kendal, Cumbria

November 19th, 2019
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 7pm
In conversation with David Cooper

November 20th, 2019
Lighthouse Bookshop, 7:30pm
Come along at 7pm for soup and fresh bread provided by the Field Restaurant. Part of Book Week Scotland 2019 on the theme of ‘Blether’, or Scots for ‘conversation’.
In conversation with Nish Doshi

November 21st, 2019
Irreplaceable: An Evening of Trees, Kurious Arts at Kommune, 7pm
Event on behalf of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust / Sheffield Tree Action Groups, together with poet Sally Goldsmith and ecologist Nicky Rivers

June 29th, 2019
Wealden Literary Festival, 3pm
The Nightingale’s Song
I’ll be in conversation with the author and composer Laurence Rose about the songs, lives and future of nightingales. Tickets available at the above link.
Boldshaves, Kent

July 8th, 2019
Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, 5pm
Talk and book signing
Gwent Levels, Wales

July 9th, 2019
Burley Fisher Books, 7pm
In conversation with Will Atkins, author of The Immeasurable World

July 10th, 2019
Old Town Hall, in conjunction with Stroud Bookshop, 7:30pm
Talk and book signing
Stroud, Gloucestershire

July 11th, 2019
Malvern Book Cooperative, 7:30pm
Talk and book signing
Malvern, Worcestershire

July 23rd, 2019
Rutland Water Nature Reserve, 7:30pm
Talk and book singing
Rutland Water, Rutland

Previous Events: 2018

February 14th, 2018
Lush Summit, 2:00PM
Reading and interview with Matthew Shaw
Old Billingsgate Market

Previous Events: 2016

April 6th, 2016
57th Street Books/Seminary Co-op, 6:00PM
In conversation with Center for Humans and Nature
Chicago, IL

April 8th, 2016
Prairie Lights Bookstore, 7:00PM
Book reading and signing
Iowa City, Iowa

April 10th, 2016
Gallery, Memorial Union 7:00PM
Iowa State University Visiting Writers Series
Book reading and signing (public event)
Ames, Iowa

April 14th, 2016
Union Little Theatre, 7:00PM
Kansas State University Visiting Writers Series
Book reading and signing (public event)
Manhattan, Kansas

April 21st, 2016
Another Story Bookstore, 7:00PM
Book reading and signing
Toronto, Ontario

September 17th, 2016
Estuary Festival, Shorelines Literature Weekend
Talk about the landscape of the Hoo Peninsula
Main auditorium, Tilbury Cruise Terminal, 2PM
Tilbury, Essex

Previous Events: 2014

February 27th
Book signing for Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction
Ashland Creek Press
Exhibit Space 1207, AWP Conference Bookfair, 11:00AM
Seattle, WA

February 27th AWP public reading, 7:00PM
Klondike National Historical Park Auditorium
Pioneer Square
Seattle, WA

February 28th
Readings by the AWP Award Series Winners
Room 606, Level 6, 1:30PM
Washington State Convention Center, AWP Conference
Seattle, WA

March 1st
Book signing for The Small Heart of Things
Hosted by A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
Exhibit Space Q21, AWP Conference Bookfair, 1:00-2:00PM
Seattle, WA

March 4th
Russell Books, 7:30PM
With Maleea Acker and John Schreiber
Book reading, panel discussion & signing
Victoria, BC

March 5th
Elliot Bay Book Company, 7:00PM
Book reading & signing
Seattle, WA

March 7th
Book reading & signing
Hosted by Spring Creek Project
Grass Roots Books & Music, 7:00PM
Corvallis, OR

March 10th
The Booksmith, 7:30PM
Book reading & signing
San Francisco, CA

March 11th
Books Inc., 7:00PM
Book reading & signing
Mountain View, CA

March 14th
Books Inc., 7:00PM
Book reading & signing
Berkeley, CA

March 15th
Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, 3:00PM
Hosted by Point Reyes Bookstore
Book reading & signing
Point Reyes, CA

November 18th
LRB Bookshop
Rising Ground: Place Writing Now
Together with Philip Marsden and Ken Worpole
14 Bury Place, 7PM
London, England

November 19th
Caught by the River Social Club
The Queen’s Head, 15 Denman St., Piccadilly Circus, 7PM
London, England

November 22nd
Kendal Mountain Festival
Brewery Arts Centre, Malt Room, 11:00AM
Joint reading with Ian Hill
Kendal, Cumbria

November 25th
The Book Case, 7:00PM
Book reading & signing
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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