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November 2018

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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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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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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Twin Cities Book Festival, Minnesota State Fairground, St Paul

October 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 North Snelling Avenue
St Paul, MN United States
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The acclaimed English author of four novels and numerous nonfiction works, Geoff Dyer riffs on many subjects, from doughnuts to the dissolution of place, as he attempts “to fix an experience that is vast, shifting, apocalyptic.”

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Cheltenham Literary Festival: Geoff Dyer – Cheltenham To California

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2AE, United Kingdom
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Part travel writer, part philosopher, diarist, novelist and voracious consumer of culture, the extraordinary work of Cheltenham-born Geoff Dyer defies characterisation, including books such as White Sands, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. In this rare trip to his hometown, timed with the publication of his new book Broadsword Calling Danny Boy: On Where Eagles Dare, he joins us over brunch for witty, wide-ranging conversation across the physical and…

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A Tribute to Where Eagles Dare: Broadsword Calling Danny Boy with Geoff Dyer

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Pl
London, WC2H 7BY United Kingdom
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Join Geoff Dyer for a hilarious scene-by-scene commentary of cult classic Second World War film Where Eagles Dare. With its historical inaccuracies, camp SS officers and inexplicable plot twists, starring a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a coolly anachronistic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’ is Geoff Dyer’s tribute to the film he has loved since childhood: a scene-by-scene analysis taking us from its snowy,…

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July 2018

Geoff Dyer on Garry Winogrand at The Photographers’ Gallery, London

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street
London, W1F 7LW United Kingdom
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Award-winning writer Geoff Dyer will present an illustrated tour through the life and works of US photographer Garry Winogrand. One of the most significant photographers of his generation, Winogrand’s insightful, provocative, tender and resonant images offer a masterclass in street photography. A long-term admirer of his work, Dyer’s latest publication The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand brings together 100 photographs from the Winogrand archive, each accompanied by an original essay. In this special event for The Photographers' Gallery, Dyer talks…

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June 2018

Geoff Dyer on The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand at the London Review Bookshop, London

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place
London, WC1A 2JL United Kingdom
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Garry Winogrand was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, best known for his images of the street life of his native New York. In The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand (University of Texas) novelist and critic Geoff Dyer illuminates 100 of those images in 100 essays in ways that are unorthodox, eye-opening and often hilarious. Dyer will be in conversation about his book, and about Winogrand’s work and legacy, with Gareth Evans, curator of film at…

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Geoff Dyer on the Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Martin Parr Foundation, 316 Paintworks
Bristol, BS4 3AR United Kingdom
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Geoff Dyer will talk about his new book The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, followed by a Q&A with Martin Parr, questions from the audience and a book signing. The book will be available for purchase at the event.

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May 2018

The Restless Genius of Garry Winogrand: A Conversation with Geoff Dyer and Sasha Waters Freyer at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States
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Two experts on the prolific photographer Garry Winogrand will offer their views and visions of his approach and achievements, sharing their work and their knowledge in an intriguing conversation. Winogrand, known for his portrayal of U.S. life and its social issues, through spontaneous images of people – particularly in New York during the 1960s and in Los Angeles where he died in 1984 – had an uncanny sense of timing. He was able to capture bizarre and sometimes implausible configurations…

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