ON Tour

I’m very excited to announce that I will be teaching a two-day course on field walling and gapping for Black Mountains College in Wales, August 27th & 28th, 2019. The course is limited to six participants, and the real treat is that one evening I’m paired up with writer Owen Sheers for some literary discussion!

For a preview, visit me on the Black Mountains College booth at Hay Festival, May 25th at 3:00pm. I’m told there’s free cider (in case you need extra motivation to turn up).

I will announce more UK and international dates for 2019 when the paperback is released this summer (4th July 2019). For now, I am available by request, eager to talk to bookshops, book clubs, school groups, and the like. Some of this we can do by Skype, don’t you think? Don’t let geography be a limiting factor. Y’all, I just like to talk and meet folks, and if you’re interested in the book, too, that’s great.

In the meantime, I will have my head down working as a curator on a program for the 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which will take place on the National Mall in Washington, DC, June and July 2020. (Don’t worry: I’ll be back out on the wall before too long. This is a temporary gig! It’s the only way they could get me to say yes to a desk!) We’re talking culture, environment, community, and traditional knowledge, and I’ll be shepherding the Louisiana portion of the show. Stay tuned.


Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:30pm
An evening with
Griffin Books at Waterloo Tea. Tickets are £10, available here.

Includes a glass of wine (or alternative) on arrival and a chance to purchase the book at a discounted price.

Waterloo Tea Room
1-3 Washington Buildings
Stanwell Road
CF64 2AD

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 5:00-6:30pm
Crickhowell Literary Festival

I'll be on stage to read and discuss Between Stone and Sky with Lynne Allbutt. Very much looking forward to it! Tickets are £6 and can be purchased here.

The Parish Hall
Church Lane
Crickhowell, POWYS NP8 1BB

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30pm
An evening with
Sam Read Books, Grasmere

I’ll be on stage with Dr. Polly Atkin, discussing Between Stone and Sky in an area where I’m told the customers love drystone walling! This is a free event, but we’d love it if you could register to let us know you’re attending.

Emma’s Dell
Red Lion Square,
Cumbria, LA22 9SX

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Hay Festival, in conversation with Francine Stock, Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage, 1pm. 

You can listen to this event on Hay Player, which, with a £10 annual subscription, gives you access to Hay Festival's entire online archive! (That's a steal, y'all--seriously.)


Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Booka Bookshop in Oswestry, 7:30pm.


Sunday, May 20, 2018 - official Welsh launch at Farmers's Welsh Lavender, 11am.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - official London launch, The Approach Tavern, Bethnal Green, 6:30-9:00pm.