International

International Tours…
I am invited to take part in UK literature events and activities on an ongoing basis. I have also accepted over 150 international invitations since 1996 to give readings, keynotes, take part in discussions, panels and to run creative writing courses and workshops.

2017
Chair of the The 32nd British Council Literature Seminar, Berlin/ Germany

2016
Cultural Studies Association, University of Villanova/ Philadelphia/ USA
Speaking Volumes Tour: New York University, NY/ USA
Mondavi Centre, Davis, California/ USA
Setton Hall University, New Jersey/ USA
Green Apple Books, San Fransisco/ USA

2015
ASWAD 8th Biennial Conference, North Carolina/ USA
Afro Europe Conference, University of Muenster/ Germany
Kristianstad Book Festival/ Sweden
Writing the City Festival, British Council/ Singapore
African Literature Association Conference, University of Bayreuth/Germany

Associated Writing Programmes Conference, Minneapolis/ USA
The Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College/Hanover, New Hampshire/USA
Skipper Clement International School, Aalborg/ Denmark

2014
English Department, University of Nebraska/ USA
OCM Bocas Literature Festival, Port of Spain/ Trinidad
Tour: NYC, Dartmouth, Wellesley, SUNY Geneseo, Baltimore, LA Times Book Festival/ USA

2013
University of Passau/ Germany
FLUPP Festival, Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil
BIGSAS Festival of African and African Diaspora Literatures, Bayreuth/ Germany

2012
Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg/ Germany

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen/ Germany

2011
ASNEL Conference/ University of Leibniz, Hannover/ Germany
University of the Balearics, Mallorca/ Spain
CW Short course: University of Muenster/ Germany

2011
Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin/Germany
Black Arts in Britain Seminar, University of Padua/ Italy

2009
Yale University, Connecticut/ USA
University of Toronto/ Canada
George Mason University, Virginia / USA
Various venues, Riga & Jurmala/ Latvia
Various venues & University of Vilnius / Lithuania
Various venues, Oslo / Norway
Various venues & University of Helskinki / Finland
Various venues & University of Copenhagen / Denmark
Translocations Conference, Muenster University / Germany
New York State Writers’ Institute @ SUNY Albany / USA

2008
Sino-British Literary Translation Project, Mo Gan Shan | China

British Council/ Creative Writing Course, Dhaka | Bangladesh

2007
Creative Writing Tutor, Worldspirit: Loutro/Crete |Greece
European Union, Brussels | Belgium
BC Writers’ Residency, Virginia Arts Festival & Norfolk Sate Uni | USA

2006
Transcultural Britain, Otto-von-Guericke Uni, Magdeburg | Germany
British Council Tour: Kano, Abuja, Lagos | Nigeria
AfroEuropeans Conference, Uni Leon | Spain
Creative Writing Tutor, World Spirit/Loutro/Crete | Greece
Time of the Writer Festival, Durban | South Africa

2005
British Council/ Creative Writing Course | Saudi Arabia
Friedr/Alexa/University, Nurnberg |Germany
Chicago Humanities Festival | USA
Beyond Borders Festival of African Writing, Kampala | Uganda
British Council/Creative Writing Course, Casablanca & Rabat |Morocco
British Council Writer’s Residency, Georgetown University, Washington DC | USA

2004
British Council/Creative Writing, Alexandria / Egypt
British Council/Creative Writing, Tripoli / Libya
University of Modena / Italy

2003
British Council Tour, Delhi & Chennai | India
All English Literature Conference:Van | Turkey
Singapore Arts Festival | Singapore
Calabash International Literature Festival | Jamaica
The Emperor’s Babe Translation Launch, Helsinki | Finland
Frontiere’s Literature Festival, Paris | France
The Emperor’s Babe Translation Launch, Prague | Czech Republic
Write On! Festival | Croatia
Global Village Forum, Dusseldorf, Goethe Institute | Germany

2002
AEDEAN Conference, Santiago de Compostela | Spain
Harbourfront International Festival of Authors Toronto | Canada
British Literary Festival, Reykjavik | Iceland
Visiting Professor, Barnard College-Columbia University, New York / USA
New York State Writers’ Institute @ SUNY, New York State / USA
Sienna Heights University / Michigan / USA
Ball State University, Indiana / USA
Geneseo University, New York State / USA
University of Texas @ Austin / USA
Wanas Poetry Festival, Malmo | Sweden
British Council Tour : Zagreb, Zadar, Split | Czech Republic
British Council Tour | Croatia
Literature in March Festival, Vienna | Austria
British Council Walberberg Seminar | Germany

2001
British Council Seminar | Czech Republic
Poetry Spring Festival | Lithuania
University of Trento | Italy
British Council UK-NY Festival, New York | USA
University of Augsburg, Bavaria | Germany
Aalborg International School | Denmark

2000
British Council Tour | Bosnia & Herzegovina
Keats-Shelley House, Rome | Italy
Literaturexpress Europa 2000,LiteraturWERKstat, Berlin
105 writers touring by train through 19 cities over 6 weeks
Portugal – Spain – France – Belgium – Germany – Poland – Kaliningrad – Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia – Russia – Belarus – Poland – Berlin
Writer-in-residence, University of Western Cape, Cape Town | South Africa

1999
British Council Tour | New Zealand
British Council Writer-in-Residence | Zimbabwe
British Council Tour | Palestinian Territories
Melbourne & Tasmania Writers Festivals | Australia
Becoming European Conference, Rome | Italy
Residency @ Binghamton University & Miami Book Fair | USA
LiteraturWERKwerkstat, Berlin | Germany

1998
African Literature Association Conference, Texas | USA
Multimedia Ediozone Festival/ Salerno | Italy
University of South Carolina | USA
British Council Eye on Books Festival | Hong Kong
Binghamton & Stony Brook Universities, New York | USA
Irish Writers Centre, Dublin | Ireland
Diggante Festival, Stockholm | Sweden
Commonwealth Writers’ Conference , Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia
Stockholm International Poetry Festival | Sweden

1997
Pan African Writers Association Conference | Ghana
British Council Tour: Turin, Milan, Bologna, Naples, Rome | Italy

1996
Writers’ Hotspots, Tendeba  Camp/ Gambia