Events/News/Photos

2017

November, 2017: Morocco book tour: details TBC

October 11-14, 2017: Damnificados at Fall for the Book (Festival) – Washington D.C.

September 29-October 1, 2017: Southwest Festival of the Written Word, Silver City, NM

September, 2017: Australia book tour: details TBC

July 1-22, 2017: writing retreats/tour: UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain

June 1-15, 2017: Brazil book tour: details TBC

April 3-6, 2017 IATEFL Glasgow, Scotland: plenary speaker – “ELT and Social Justice: Opportunities in a Time of Chaos”

Host of Language Learner Literature Awards, Extensive Reading Foundation, IATEFL

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IATEFL 2017 JJ

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March 26-April 2, 2017, Book tour, Spain.

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me and old friend Borja, in Seville

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March 27 Madrid

March 28 Barcelona

March 29-31 Valencia

April 1 Seville

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March 1-10, 2017: book tour, Argentina. Buenos Aires and La Plata

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With a group of university students – translators, teachers, and literature majors – in La Plata, Argentina
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La Plata, Argentina. Ladies (plus me) who lunch.

2016

Feb 13, 2016: Readings from Damnificados at Casa Camino Real, Las Cruces

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March 12, 2016: Tucson Festival of Books. Panel with Matt Bell and Paolo Bacigalupi. Panel with Vanessa Blakeslee

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With moderator Eve Cran and authors Patrick Madden and Bryn Chancellor
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With authors Matt Bell and Paolo Bacigalupi
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Hanging out in the authors’ hospitality room with author Paolo Bacigalupi, moderator Eve Cran and author Vanessa Blakeslee

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April 9-10, 2016: LA Times Festival of Books. Panel

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April 29-May 1: British Council 3rd International ELT Conference, Oran, Algeria. Keynote speaker

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July: UK book tour

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Housmans bookshop_London July 2016

Damnificados flyer UK 2016

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September 18, 2016: Brooklyn Festival of Books. Panel

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October 1, 2016: SouthWest Writers talk, Albuquerque

Talk available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_qMWptloes

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October 18-23 – Tour of Ecuador: Guayaquil, Quito, Ambato

At the Universidad Tecnica de Ambato conference in Ecuador
At the Universidad Tecnica de Ambato conference in Ecuador

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2015 ARCHIVE

December 4-January 3, 2014-15: Itapoa, Brazil: Writer’s Retreat

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January 19, 2015: Readings for Martin Luther King Day at Western New Mexico University, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mustang Dining Hall, Western New Mexico University

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January 25, 2015: Miller Library, Western New Mexico University: Introducing reading by Bonnie Buckley Maldonado, 1st Poet Laureate of Silver City and Grant County

The wonderful Bonnie Buckley Maldonado, first Poet Laureate of Silver City & Grant County
The wonderful Bonnie Buckley Maldonado, first Poet Laureate of Silver City & Grant County

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February 2, 2015: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Teachers’ Seminar

February 3, 2015: Brasília, Brazil, Teachers’ Seminar

February 4, 2015: Goiania, Brazil, Teachers’ Seminar

February 6, 2015: Vitória, Brazil, Teachers’ Seminar

Brazil 2015, with old friend Jorge Teixera
Brazil 2015, with old friend Jorge Teixera
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2015, getting ready for my talk
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2015, getting ready for my talk

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February 16, 2015, 7 p.m.: Light Hall, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, USA – moderating talk/launch of All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found by Philip Connors

Phil Connors reading at the launch of
Phil Connors reading at the launch of “All the Wrong Places”

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February 22, 2015, 1 p.m.: Readings for Black History Month, prose and poetry, Yankie Creek Coffee House, Silver City, NM

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February 28-March 7, 2015: Istanbul, Turkey: author tour including Cevre ELT Conference – plenary speaker

Turkey 2015 Cevre College plenary
Turkey 2015 Cevre College plenary
Izmir, Turkey 2015, with Grant Kempton
Izmir, Turkey 2015, with Grant Kempton

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March 21, 2015: Award Ceremony for Literacy Alive, Silver City – writing competition for Middle and High School students (I serve as competition judge)

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Literacy Alive

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April 10, 2015: Qingdao Jinan Province, China – speech for launch of Speakout

The audience disperses!
The audience disperses!
View from hotel in Qingdao
View from hotel in Qingdao
'Talk show' with Kathy parish, Rod Ellis, Carolyn Graham, Jack Richards and me, FIID conference, University of Guadalajara. An amazing experience!
‘Talk show’ with Kathy Parish, Rod Ellis, Carolyn Graham, Jack Richards and me, FIID conference, University of Guadalajara.

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Last year's PROULEX conference - an amazing experience

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Yazigi Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil – keynote speaker

Yazigi Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Yazigi Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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September 2015: Tour of Poland for launch of Speakout Second Edition: Gdansk, Poznan, Wrocslaw, Kracow, Katowice, Warsaw

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October 2, 3, 4, 2015: Southwest Festival of the Written Word, Silver City, New Mexico, USA – opening keynote speaker

Photo: Bruce Bloy
Photo: Bruce Bloy
Photo by Bruce Bloy
Photo by Bruce Bloy
Photo by Bruce Bloy
Photo by Bruce Bloy
Damnificados launch. Photo by Bruce Bloy
Damnificados launch. Photo by Bruce Bloy

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October 22-25, 2015: ELT Malta Conference – plenary speaker

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November 9-15, 2015: Madrid,

Spain – – plenary speaker and author tour

Pearson Spain November 2015

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