Friday 17 June, 2022.  ‘James Dickson Innes sur la Côte Vermeille’ (talk given in French). In collaboration with the Musée d’Art Moderne de Collioure. 18.00 at Mediathèque de Collioure (Pyrénées Orientales).


Wednesday 3 February, 2021. Cardiff BookTalk. The Blue Tent. 19.00. (For video recording, see Fiction).

Friday 5 March 2021. British Council, Stuttgart: ‘We are Wales’. 19.00 Online event: In Conversation with Niall Griffiths & a reading from The Blue Tent. Video here at 5:05:00:

Saturday 6 March, 2021. British Council, Stuttgart: ‘We are Wales’. 13.00 Online Workshop ‘On writing’. Watch video here:

Saturday 6 March, 2021. British Council, Stuttgart: ‘We are Wales’. 17.00 Panel: ‘What Now?’

Thursday 27 May, 2021. Instituto Cervantes Manchester/Embajada de Colombia, London) ‘Recent Colombian Poetry. In conversation with Isabel Bermúdez.’ 18.00.

Wednesday 1 December, 2021. Glasgow University Bio-Lit Talks: Crossing Science with Humanities. ‘Heartaches and Stomach Pains: Infectious Disease in Latin American Literature.’ 19.00. Speaker at online event (Zoom). Video here:


Tuesday 6 October, 2020. Translating poetry: Walking the Tightrope between Music and Meaning. The London Spanish Book and Zine Fair. With Adam Feinsitein. Online event.

Thursday 19 November, 2020. Fiction Fiesta Online. Tristan Hughes and Özgür Uyanık discuss their new books in conversation with Richard Gwyn, followed by an open mic.


Wednesday 23 January, 2019. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. PN Review Winter Launch, with André Naffis-Sahely, Jamie Osborn, Suzannah V Evans, Jonathan Catherall & Claudine Toutoungi. I’ll be reading from my essay ‘Borders & Crossings’. 18.30.


Wednesday 30 January, 2019. Tiny Rebel, Cardiff. Launch of The Lonely Crowd, Issue 10. I’ll be reading an extract from forthcoming novel The Blue Tent (Parthian). 19.00.

Thursday 28 February, 2019. Librería la Central del Raval, Barcelona, Catalunya. Launch of El desayuno del vagabundo (The Vagabond’s Breakfast), published by Pre-Textos, translated by Jorge Fondebrider. In conversation with Andrés Ehrenhaus (Spanish language event). 19.00.

El desayuno del vagabundo-Barcelona

Friday 1 March, 2019. Librería Rafael Albertí, Madrid, Spain. Launch of El desayuno del vagabundo (The Vagabond’s Breakfast), published by Pre-Textos, translated by Jorge Fondebrider. In conversation with Andrés Neuman (Spanish language event). 19.00.

El desayuno del vagabundo-Madrid (3)

Sunday 10 March, 2019. StAnza:  International Poetry Festival, St Andrews, Scotland.

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: A Conversation in Translation.  With Tom Pow. In which I will be discussing The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America 10.00 – 11.10

Border Crossings: In which I will be reading from Stowaway: A Levantine Adventure. With poets  Arne Rautenberg and Ken Cockburn. 14.15 – 15.15.

Wednesday 15 May, 2019. Roath Park Pub. City Road, Cardiff. 7.30 p.m. Launch of The Blue Tent, a novel set in the Black Mountains of south Wales. Richard will be in discussion with Patrick McGuinness. Hosted by Parthian Books.

Wednesday 11 September, 2019. Book-ish, Crickhowell. 7.30 p.m. In discussion with my niece Nicola Rayner, author of The Girl Before You, about both her book and The Blue Tent.

Friday 13 September, 2019. The Cervantes Institute, London WC2. 7.00 p.m. Richard will be part of a panel discussion on Women Latin American Poets of the past 50 years. With Ben Bollig, Rachel Robinson & Juan Toledo.

Thursday 17 October, 2019. Aberystwyth Arts Centre Bookshop. 6.30 p.m. Reading and discussion about The Blue Tent.

Friday 18 October, 2019.  Great Oak Bookshop, Llanidloes. From 5.00 pm. Reading and book signing of The Blue Tent.

Friday 22 November, 2019.  Virgin Lounge, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff. 6.30 – 8.30 pm: VIII FICTION FIESTA. Discussing The Blue Tent with Jon Gower and Patrick McGuinness. Launching Impossible Loves, my translations of the Colombian poet Darío Jaramillo.

Fiction Fiesta 2019 poster

Saturday 30 November. Canton Book Fest. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Reading from and chatting about The Blue Tent with Canton Book Fest organiser Rosie Johns.

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