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October 2018

Ubud Writers Festival: Geoff Dyer – Scene by Scene

October 28 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan Ubud, Indonesia + Google Map

Brilliantly observed and exquisitely written, Geoff Dyer’s work is a unique beast: singular in style and wide-ranging in its obsessions. From yoga for people who can’t be bothered to do it to deep dives on music, film, art and photography, he takes the UWRF stage for a chat celebrating culture, criticism and curiosity.

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November 2018

Hong Kong International Literary Festival: Geoff Dyer – Where? What? Where?

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JC Cube, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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In his essay collection White Sands, Geoff Dyer spins dazzling travelogues out of the least likely places on earth. From desolate desert landscapes to the “hellhole” of Norway’s Arctic reaches, “the less promising his subject, the more brilliant Dyer gets” (Guardian). In this talk moderated by Jeffrey Mather, Dyer will speak about travel writing, his famous disregard for the line between fiction and non-fiction and the alchemy by which he turns dull and disappointing subjects into literary treasure.

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Hong Kong International Literary Festival: From Here to There – Travel Writing Panel

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JC Cube, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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From The Travels of Marco Polo up to today, travel narratives are an evergreen genre. But with the accessibility of travel and the prevalence of social media, how has travel writing changed? Join bestselling writer Geoff Dyer, Destination Deluxe founder Vivienne Tang and Hong Kong-based travel writer Vicki Williams as they discuss the evolution of travel literature and why they write about travel.

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