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 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.

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