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May 2021

Skylight Books Online Event

10th May 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Geoff Dyer has been writing about photography for thirty years, and See/Saw, a tour de force of visual scrutiny and stylistic flair, gathers his lively, engaged criticism over the course of a decade. A rich addition to Dyer’s The Ongoing Moment, and heir to Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida, Susan Sontag’s On Photography, and John Berger’s Understanding a Photograph, See/Saw shows how a photograph can simultaneously record and invent the world, revealing a brilliant seer at work. It is a paean…

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Rebecca West: A Celebration

1st May 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

English PEN and The London Library celebrate the energetic, fearless and fierce Rebecca West. 'Hard as nails… a cross between a charwoman and a gipsy, but as tenacious as a terrier, with flashing eyes… immense vitality… suspicion of intellectuals, and great intelligence…’ So said Virginia Woolf of Rebecca West, prolific author, journalist, literary critic, travel writer and one of the foremost public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Throughout her incredibly full life she wrote countless works of fiction and non-fiction,…

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April 2021

Online Talk at The Photographers’ Gallery London

22nd April 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Photographs provide a mirror to society, framing how we see things and revealing to us the myths that have shaped our histories. In this new talk with author Geoff Dyer we will look at how to read a photograph and the stories it can tell us about our past, present and ourselves. This event marks the publication of Dyer's new book, See/Saw, which will available for purchase from The Photographers' Gallery bookshop. For more information and a Zoom link click…

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How Photography Invents the World: How to Academy

15th April 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In the spirit of the intellectual curiosity of Berger, Sontag and Didion, Geoff Dyer helps us to see the world around us, and within us, afresh. Join the award-winning author of The Ongoing Moment and ‘national treasure’ (Zadie Smith) for an illuminated history of how photographs frame and change our perspectives. For information about this online event click HERE.

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LRB Screen at Home Season 3: Messages in a Bottle, in partnership with Arena

14th April 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place
London, WC1A 2JL United Kingdom
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Geoff Dyer on Dylan in the Madhouse (2005) Surprisingly, Bob Dylan first came to the attention of the British public through his role in a 1963 BBC TV play, The Madhouse on Castle Street. The tape was later wiped and has since become the holy grail of missing Dylan works. Joining the hunt, Arena uncovers rare Dylan tracks and the fascinating story of the first time he visited London. (Dir. Anthony Wall) Essayist Geoff Dyer’s latest collection, See/Saw, gathering his…

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July 2020

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, Idaho

18th July 2020 @ 8:00 am - 21st July 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Sun Valley, Idaho

Geoff will be taking part in this year's Sun Valley Writers' Conference in Idaho.

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March 2020

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee

26th March 2020 @ 8:00 am - 29th March 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Knoxville, TN

Geoff will be speaking at the Big Ears Festival, an annual music festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. He and Ben Ratliff will be talking about writing about music, and Geoff will also be interviewing The Necks.

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January 2020

UC Irvine, CA

22nd January 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
UC Irvine, Humanities Gateway 1030
Irvine, CA United States
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Geoff will be giving a public reading at UC Irvine, followed by a book signing. Geoff Dyer is widely considered one of the leading writers of his generation. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Dyer insouciantly mixes fiction and nonfiction, smuggling invented bits into the seams of his reported essays and stitching long threads of transparently autobiographical material into his novels.” The New York Review of Books writes, “This prowling and capricious nature has produced one of the strangest…

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Key West Literary Seminar, Florida

9th January 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 12th January 2020 @ 7:00 pm
San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street
Key West, FL United States
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Geoff will be at the Key West Literary Seminar in Florida, whose theme this year is Sports and Literature. Geoff will be giving the keynote lecture which opens the festival on Thursday 9th at 7.15pm. The lecture, entitled “Introductory Report from the Head Groundsman”, will be followed by a book signing. On Friday Geoff will be on a panel talking about tennis. All onstage events and signings take place at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street.

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October 2019

Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX

27th October 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Capitol Extension Room, 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas United States Minor Outlying Islands
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In new books about the making of two famous films of the 1960s, award-winning writers Geoff Dyer (Broadsword Calling Danny Home) and W. K. Stratton (The Wild Bunch) take us behind the scenes of Where Eagles Dare, starring Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton, and Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch. Loving homages by fans of these films that also look at the cultural forces at play when they were created, Dyer and Stratton demonstrate the legacy of these moving pictures and…

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