“…a remarkable evening’s entertainment…” – A Gurn from Nurn
I am available to bookstores, writers’ and reading groups, book festivals and so on, including through the Scottish Book Trust‘s Live Literature Fund. Topics for talks, presentations or workshops could include my mullet-hunting journeys, travel writing or travel and adventure generally. If you are interested in having me along, please get in touch. Distance is not necessarily an object!
Events can include a variety of multimedia dimensions to bring my topic alive, and both the mullet mission and my stop by stop rail trip lend themselves to a quirky presentation involving the use of photos and videos.
Any fixed dates will appear below, and a selection of my past events are further down the page.
Past events include speaking in the daunting Pecha Kucha format as part of the charity fundraiser “Night of Adventure” (see video on the right) in 2011, where I presented to to an audience of nearly 500 and shared a billing with renowned adventurers including Alastair Humphreys and Mark Beaumont. I spoke at another such event in 2013.
I have experience of running workshops in the school and prison sectors, and I’ve also spoken and presented at the Inverness Book Festival in 2011, Solas Festival in 2012, and a number of readings at the time of the launch of my first book “Up The Creek Without a Mullet” in 2010.
Nothing at the moment, I’m afraid.
A sample of past events
|Tuesday 1 July 2014
|Nairn: hosted by Nairn Bookshop at Nairn Community and Arts Centre, as part of Independent Booksellers’ Week. Details.|
|Monday 2 September 2013
|Edinburgh: among the presenters at Home & Homes for Children‘s Night of Adventure|
|22-24 June 2012
||Solas Festival: Biggar, South Lanarkshire
Saturday 2pm: A part of the comedy quiz panel.
Sunday 12noon: A talk about travel, writing, adventure and that infamous haircut.
|Thursday 1 March 2012||Inverness: World Book Day events at Millburn Academy, through Live Literature Fund|
|Wednesday 10 August 2011 5.00pm||Inverness: event at Inverness Book Festival|
|Monday 13 June 2011||Edinburgh: among the presenters at Home & Homes for Children‘s Night of Adventure
See my presentation online or in the second video above
Up The Creek Without A Mullet 2010 Launch Tour
|Monday 1 February 6.00pm||Inverness: launch
Bishop’s Palace, Eden Court Theatre IV3 5SB
|Tuesday 16 February 7.30pm||Inverness: reading and discussion
Highland Literary Salon, Glen Mhor Hotel IV2 4SG
|Tuesday 2 March 6.30pm||Edinburgh: reading and signing
Blackwell, 52-63 South Bridge EH1 1YS
|Thursday 11 March 6.30pm||Stirling: reading and signing
Waterstones, Thistle Centre FK8 2EA
|Wednesday 17 March 6.30pm||Glasgow: reading and signing
Biblocafe, 262 Woodlands Road G3 6NE