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:

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.

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

March 18 India Today Conclave

Mumbai, India

April 5 Conversation with Andrew McCarthy, Live Talks L.A.

Los Angeles, California

April 16-21 Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman U.

Orange, California

April 24-28 TED Conference

Vancouver, Canada

May 6, 2017 Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

May 9, 2017 Conversation with Iain Levine, Human Rights Watch

Santa Barbara, California

May Talk on Travel, Concur

San Francisco, California

May Talk on Travel, HANA/Haus

Palo Alto, California

May 21 Commencement Ceremony, Chapman University

Orange, California

June 2 Q and A after “I’m Your Man” screening

Los Angeles, California

June 9-12 Workshop with Abbess Fu Schroeder, Tassajara

Carmel Valley, California

July 23 Conversation with Janet Fitch, SB Musem of Art

Santa Barbara, California

July 28 Lecture, Mile Hi Church

Denver, Colorado

September 1-4 Telluride Film Festival,

Telluride, Colorado

January 19-23 Jaipur Literary Festival

Jaipur, India

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

Big Sur, California

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

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

September 29 Public conversation, Banff Centre for the Arts

Banff, Canada

January 25, 2017 Conversation with Richard Rodriguez, Stanford U.

Palo Alto, California

January 28-29, 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers’ Festival

Rancho Mirage, California

April 17-22 Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman U.

Orange, California

May 6, 2017 Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

May 17-19 School of Life/Dumbo Feather sermons and chats

Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

June 9-12 Workshop with Abbess Fu Schroeder, Tassajara

Carmel Valley, California

July 6-15, Indian Summer Festival of Arts and Ideas

Vancouver, Canada

September Telluride Film Festival,

Telluride, Colorado

January Jaipur Literary Festival

Jaipur, India

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

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

April 9-10 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, California

April 11-15 Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

Orange, California

April 12 Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl, Chapman University

Orange, California

April 13 Conversation with Orange County Register Book Club

Santa Ana, California

April 20 Conversation with Krista Tippett, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

April 27 Lecture, United States Military Academy

West Point, New York

May 4 Lecture, Visit Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

May 17-21 Festival of Faiths

Louisville, Kentucky

May 22 Oakland Book Festival

Oakland, California

May 25 Conversation with Geoff Dyer, City Arts

San Francisco, California

June 5 Conversation with Lewis deSoto at SB Museum of Art

Santa Barbara, California

June 9-12 Three-day Workshop with Abbess Fu Schroeder

Tassajara, near Carmel, California

June 15 Conversation with Ian Buruma, Asian Cultural Council

New York, New York

June 16 Lecture, International Festival of Arts and Ideas

New Haven, Connecticut

June 26-30 TED Summit

Banff, Canada

August 7 Virtuoso Travel Week

Las Vegas, Nevada

August 25-28 Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

Thimphu, Bhutan

September 18 Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn, New York

September 25-Oct 2 Seminar/Lecture, Banff Centre for the Arts

Banff, Canada

January 28-29, 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers’ Festival

Rancho Mirage, California

July 6-15, 2017 Indian Summer Festival of Arts and Ideas

Vancouver, Canada

September 1-4, 2017 Telluride Film Festival,

Telluride, Colorado

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

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

February 18 Keynote, India Infoline Global Investors’ Conference

Mumbai, India

February 29 Conversation with Sebastiao Salgado, ALOUD series

Los Angeles, California

March 2 Conversation with Sebastiao Salgado, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

April 9-10 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, California

April 11-15 Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

Orange, California

April  11-15 Conversation with Richard Bausch, Chapman University

Orange, California

April 13 Orange County Register Book Club

Santa Ana, California

April 20 Conversation with Krista Tippett, UCSB

Santa Barbara, California

April  25-29 Lecture, United States Military Academy

West Point, New York

May 5 Lecture, Visit Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

May 17-21 Festival of Faiths

Louisville, Kentucky

May 24 Conversation with Geoff Dyer, City Arts

San Francisco, California

June 9-12 Three-day Workshop with Abbess Fu Schroeder

Tassajara, near Carmel, California

June 15 Conversation with Ian Buruma, Asian Cultural Council

New York, New York

June 16 Lecture, International Festival of Arts and Ideas

New Haven, Connecticut

June 26-30 TED Summit

Banff, Canada

August 8 Virtuoso Travel Week

Las Vegas, Nevada

January 19-22, 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers’ Festival

Rancho Mirage, California

March 7-11, 2017 Emirates Festival of Literature

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

September 1-4, 2017 Telluride Film Festival

Telluride, Colorado

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

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

January 19-22, 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers’ Festival

Rancho Mirage, California

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

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