I’m more than a little surprised to find myself in this box: my idea of NEWS is something that happened in 1848, and I think there are better things to advertise and take notice of than my tiny doings or scribbles.

But now that DDB Singapore has brought me into the 20th century – with every sign of coaxing me into the 21st – I’m happy to welcome anyone who’s interested to this space, where we may now and then post something that’s not easily found elsewhere, a video clip from our recent journeys or something that might be of interest to anyone who’s traveled as far as this unexpected corner.

Thank you for your time and attention, and if you’re irritated by something here, please blame the brilliant designers of these pages. Without them, I’d still be in some black hole!

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

November 6Conversation with Jennifer Egan, UCSB Arts & Lectures
Santa Barbara, California
November 9 Onstage conversations, Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
December 3Keynote Lecture, Bangalore Literature Festival
Bangalore, India
January 13, 2023 Presentation of The Half Known Life, Vroman’s
Pasadena, California
January 17Conversation at Kepler’s bookstore
Palo Alto, California
January 18Conversation with Don George, Book Passage
Corte Madera, California
January 19 Onstage conversation, Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, California
January 24 Virtual Zoom conversation, with 5 X 15
London, England
January 24Onstage conversation, Asia Society
New York, New York
January 30 Virtual conversation with Books & Books and others
Miami, Florida
January 31Keynote, Educational Travel Consortium
Reno, Nevada
March 14Conversation with Tracy Kidder, UCSB Arts & Lectures
Santa Barbara, California
April 27 Conversation with Isabella Rossellini, UCSB
Santa Barbara, California
May 2 Lecture, Seattle Arts and Lectures at Town Hall
Seattle, Washington
May 12-21 Jaipur Literature Festival Soneya Fushi
The Maldives
August 9 Talk on travel, Book Passage
Corte Madera, California
August 12 Conversation, Book Passage Travel Writing Conference
Corte Madera, California
NovemberConversation with Stephen Batchelor, Musashin U.
Koyasan, Japan
NovemberConversation with Stephen Batchelor, Camphor Village,
Kyoto/Nara, Japan
April 2024Isherwood-Bachardy Lecture, Huntington Museum
San Marino, California
October 2024Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

March 2 Conversation with Erik Larson, UCSB
Santa Barbara, California
March 3Universal-McCann Client Summit
Ojai, California
March 9-16Silversea World Cruise 2022
Zanzibar-Mahe
April 23 Conversation with Krista Tippett, SF City Arts
San Francisco, California
April 29Keynote lecture, Travel Con
Memphis, Tennessee
May 11Workshop on stillness (virtual)
Six Senses Resorts
May 13 Conversation with Elizabeth Strout, UCSB
Santa Barbara, California
June 5-9Workshop with Abbess Fu Schroeder, Tassajara
Carmel, California
June 7Keynote, IBM Spark Design Festival (online)
June 25-28Onstage conversation, Aspen Ideas Festival
Aspen, Colorado
October 2-9, 2022Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

October 14 Panel discussion on Thoreau (online)
Politics & Prose Bookstore
October 27Panel discussion on Thoreau (online)
Huntington Library
October 28Conversation with Vijay Gupta, UCSB
Santa Barbara, California
November 25 Panel on Jan Morris (online)
Royal Society of Literature, London
March 2, 2022Conversation with Erik Larson, UCSB
Santa Barbara, California
March 11-16Silversea World Cruise 2022
Zanzibar-Mahe
April 10-14 TED Annual Conference
Vancouver, Canada
April 23Conversation with Krista Tippett, SF City Arts
San Francisco, California
April 29Keynote lecture, Travel Con
Memphis, Tennessee
May 11Workshop on stillness (virtual)
Six Senses Resorts
May 13Conversation with Elizabeth Strout, UCSB
Santa Barbara, California
June 5-9Workshop with Abbess Fu Schroeder, Tassajara
Carmel, California
October 2-9, 2022Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

February 16, 17, 18, 2021 Two lectures and a conversation (online)
Santa Fe Workshops
March 6  A class on creativity (with Michael Shapiro), online Book Passage/Extended Sessions
March 14  An interview with Kazuo Ishiguro
Book Passage/Extended Sessions
March 27 A class on The Art of Stillness, online
Book Passage/Extended Sessions
April 16 Conversation with Mohsin Hamid, online
UCSB Arts & Lectures
May 6      A conversation on Japan, online
British Library, London, England
May       Conversation with Mira Nair, online
UCSB Arts & Lectures
June  Conversation with Peter Grilli on Japan, online
Japan Society of Boston
August 18  Talk, Hospice of Santa Barbara, online
September 20-23   Lecture, Adventure Travel Summit
Sapporo, Japan
Mar. 25-30 2022 Silversea World Cruise 2022, Zanzibar-Mahe
April 29, 2022    Keynote lecture, Travel Con, Memphis, Tennessee
October 2-9, 2022  Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Many more engagements are currently in the works.                    

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

October 12Conversation(online) with Barbara Kingsolver, UCSB Santa Barbara, California
December 3Conversation(online) with Cheryl Strayed, UCSB Santa Barbara, California
April 4-9, 2021TED Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia
April 12Conversation with Parul Sehgal, Greg Cowles, Chapman U. Orange, California
April 14Lecture, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California
April 16Conversation with Mohsin Hamid, UCSB Santa Barbara, California
April 18Keynote lecture, Travel Con, New Orleans, Louisiana
April 19-25Two lectures, Festival of Faiths, Louisville, Kentucky
May 13Conversation with Elizabeth Strout, UCSB Santa Barbara, California
June 3-7Workshop with Abbess Furyu Schroeder, Tassajara Carmel, California
July 5-9Writing Workshop, Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, New Mexico
September 20-23Lecture, Adventure Travel Summit, Sapporo, Japan
Mar 25-30, 2022Silversea World Cruise 2022, Jiddah, South Africa – Petra, Jordan
October 2-9, 2022Montgomery Fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

October 3 Conversation with Philip Glass, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
October 6 Public interview, Live Talks L.A., Santa Monica, California
October 7 Reading, Laguna Beach Books, Orange County, California
October 9 Reading, Book Passage, Corte Madera, California
October 10 Public interview by Dan Stone, City Arts and Lectures, San Francisco, California
October 12 Public interview, Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, Tennessee
October 14 Conversation, Asia Society, New York, New York
October 15 Conversation, McNally-Jackson Books, New York, New York
October 16 Reading, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
October 17 Reading, Japan Society Boston/Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 19 Reading, Politics & Prose, Washington D.C.
November 2-3 Singapore Writers’ Festival, Singapore
November 7-10 Hong Kong Literature Festival, Hong Kong
December 13-15 Times Lit Fest, Mumbai, India
January 9, 2020 Conversation with Elaine Pagels, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
February 26 Public interview, Point Loma Nazarene U., San Diego, California
April 13-14 Talk, Chapman University, Orange, California
April 17 Conversation with Mohsin Hamid, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
April, 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, California
May 12 Conversation with Elizabeth Strout, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
May 18 Conversation with Krista Tippett, City Arts & Lectures, San Francisco, California
June 4-8 Workshop with Abbess Furyu Schroeder, Tassajara, Carmel, California
August, 2020 Mountain Echoes Festival, Thimphu, Bhutan
September Reading/Lecture, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
October 3-10 Montgomery Fellow Lecture, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
November, 2020 Jaipur Literary Festival in Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

March 28 Lecture, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia
April 4 Glen and Julie Flynn Lecture, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island
April 17 Public Interview by Kurt Andersen, Live at the NYPL New York, New York
April 18 Reading, University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
April 24 Reading, Labyrinth Books Princeton, New Jersey
May 3 Reading, Books & Books Coral Gables, Florida
May 5 Talk Toronto, Canada
May 8 Reading with Peter Hessler, 92nd Street Y New York New York
May 9 Reading, Brookline Booksmith Brookline, Massachusetts
May 14 Reading, Diesel Books Brentwood, California
May 16 Conversation with Andrew Solomon, UCSB Santa Barbara, California
May 17 Reading, Kepler’s Books Palo Alto, California
May 18 Reading, San Francisco Zen City Center San Francisco, California
May 19 Public inerview by Jenara Nerenberg, International House Berkeley, California
May 20 Public interview by Don George, Book Passage Corte Madera, California
May 21 Reading, Powell’s Books Portland, Oregon
May 23 Public interview by Diane Durston, Japanese Garden Portland, Oregon
May 25 Reading, Seattle Art Museum Seattle, Washington
May 29 Reading, Vroman’s Books Pasadena, California
June 14-15 Conversations, Jaipur Festival at the British Museum London, England
June 17 Presentation, 5 X 15 London, England
June 19 Conversation, John Gordon “How to” series London, England
June 21-23 Conversations, Jaipur Festival in Belfast Belfast, Northern Ireland
June 30 Reading, Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara, California
July 5-7 Conversations, Indian Summer Fest Vancouver, Canada
July 6 Lecture and workshop for Hollyhock Vancouver, Canada
July 21-25 TED Summit Edinburgh, Scotland
August 28-Sept. 2, 2019 Telluride Film Festival Telluride, Colorado
September 11-21 2019 Berlin Literature Festival Berlin, Germany
October 10 Public interview by Dan Stone, City Arts and Lectures San Francisco, California
October 12 Conversation, Southern Festival of Books Nashville, Tennessee
October 16 Reading, Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, Texas
October 19 Reading, Politics & Prose Washington. D.C.
November 9-10 Singapore Writers’ Festival Singapore
June 4-8 Workshop with Abbess Furyu Schroeder, Tassajara Carmel, California

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

October 16 Keynote, Inspirato Mid-Atlantic Member Summit

Washington D.C.

October 23 Conversation with Joan Halifax, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

January 6-18 2019 Silversea World Cruise

San Francisco, California—Papeete

January 22 Conversation with B.J. Miller, City Arts and Lectures

San Francisco, California

January 28 Conversation with George Saunders, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

January 30-Feb. 1 Rancho Mirage Writers’ Festival

Rancho Mirage, California

February 19 Moderator, panel on Zen and Japanese internment

New York City, New York

March 14 Conversation with Susan Orlean, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

March 28 Lecture, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Richmond, Virginia

April 18 Reading and book-launch, University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

April 20 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, California

May Reading with Michael Ondaatje, 92nd Street Y

New York New York

May 16 Conversation with Andrew Solomon, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

July 21-25 TED Summit

Edinburgh, Scotland

August 28-Sept. 2, 2019 Telluride Film Festival

Telluride, Colorado

September 2019 Berlin Literature Festival

Berlin, Germany

October 11-13 Southern Festival of Books

Nashville, Tennessee

November 2019 Singapore Writers’ Festival

Singapore

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

California

April 5 Conversation with Maria Popova, UCSB Arts & Lectures

Santa Barbara, California

April 6 Conversation with Mohsin Hamid, City Arts & Lectures

San Francisco, California

April 10-14 TED Conference (2 workshops on Travel as Transport)

Vancouver, British Columbia

April 16-20 Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

Orange, California

April 16 Talk on Stillness, Center 1888

Orange, California

April 24 Conversation with Don George, Carmel Public Library

Carmel, California

April 29 Keynote and conversation, Bay Area Book Festival

Berkeley, California

May 3 Conversation with Anthony Doerr, UCSB Arts-Lectures

Santa Barbara, California

May 5 Stillness Lecture/Workshop for Hollyhock Retreat

Vancouver, British Columbia

May 13 Chartered Financial Analyst Annual Conference

Hong Kong

May 25-27 Mountainfilm Festival

Telluride, Colorado

June 17 Ross Macdonald Award, SB Writers Conference

Santa Barbara, California

June 22 Keynote Talk, Mile-Hi Church

Denver, Colorado

June 30 Musical/Literary event with Fr. Cyprian Consiglio

Henry Miller Library, Big Sur,

July 6-10 Workshop on Writing and Zen with Fu Schroeder

Tassajara, California

July 15-20 Travel Journal Workshop with Janet Fitch, Esalen

Big Sur, California

August 31-September 2 Telluride Film Festival

Telluride, Colorado

January 6-18 2019 Two talks, Silversea World Cruise

San Francisco, California-Papeete

January 30-Feb. 1, 2019 Rancho Mirage Writers’ Festival

Rancho Mirage, California

August 28-Sept. 2, 2019 Telluride Film Festival

Telluride, Colorado

September 2019 Berlin Literature Festival

Berlin, Germany

October 11-13 Southern Festival of Books

Nashville, Tennessee

November 2019 Singapore Writers’ Festival

Singapore

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

October 10 Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit

Palo Alto, California

November 29 Conversation with Zadie Smith, UCSB Arts & Lectures

Santa Barbara, California

January 11 Conversation with BJ Miller, UCSB Arts & Lecture

Santa Barbara, California

January 24-29 Jaipur Literary Festival

Jaipur, India

April 5 Conversation with Maria Popova, UCSB Arts & Lectures

Santa Barbara, California

April 16-20 Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

Orange, California

April 21, 22 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, California

May 3 Conversation with Anthony Doerr, UCSB Arts-Lectures

Santa Barbara, California

May 5 Stillness Lecture/Workshop for Hollyhock Retreat

Vancouver, British Columbia

June 22 Talk, Mile-Hi Church

Denver, Colorado

July 6-10 Workshop on Writing and Zen with Fu Schroeder

Tassajara, California

July 15-20 Travel Journal Workshop with Janet Fitch, Esalen

Big Sur, California

January 2019 Silversea World Cruise
November 2019 Singapore Writers’ Festival

Singapore

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

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