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.

2018
Geneva Writers Conference/ Switzerland
Chair of the 33rd British Council Literature Seminar, Berlin/ Germany

2017
Chair of the the 32nd British Council Literature Seminar, Berlin/ Germany
Brown University, Connecticut/ USA

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