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