Will is going to be a panellist on Question Time next week, December 11. The panel will also include Schools Minister Jim Knight, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik, and Esther Rantzen.
Will is going to be on Resonance FM on Thursday November 20 at 4.30pm. He is a guest on Interesting Conversations. You can listen via 104.4FM or go to www.resonancefm.com. An MP3 version will be available to download later. Will is to discuss The Butt, Liver and “his intumescent back catalogue”.
Over the past decade, as British culture has become steeped in pop psychology, one expression has come to be bandied about with increasing abandon: “She’s in denial.” Much as I deplore such psychobabble, sometimes “in denial” is the mot juste. Since the British economy began to hit the buffers, while interest rates have been slashed and consumer demand plummeted, so people’s denial has increased. Of course, ours being an unequal society, this denial has not been spread about evenly; on the contrary, the highest concentration is among the richest and most powerful.
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Will is going to be talking about psychogeography and WG Sebald tomorrow at 6.30pm at The Gallery, Foyles bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2. Call 020-7713 0023 for tickets.
Will is going to be at the Folkestone Academy as part of the Folkestone literary festival on Thursday at 8.30pm.
Will is going to be at the Lincoln Drill Hall tonight at 8pm.
Sadly, the weekend saw the last of Self and Steadman’s Psychogeography columns in the Independent Magazine.
Will is going to be at the Southport Arts Centre tonight at 7pm. There’s a short interview with him in the Southport Visiter, which also has details of the event.
Will is going to be opening Free Thinking on October 31 in Liverpool with a lecture examining the way in which the mind is represented in the novel. Does literature represent the mind as we really experience it, in all its terror, exhilaration and confusion?
For more information about the event, which will be on radio and online, visit here.
Will is going to be speaking at the Edinburgh book festival this weekend, with Martin Rowson at 3.30pm on Saturday August 23; at a Big Issue event at 1.30pm on Sunday August 24; and in conversation with Rodge Glass at 10.15am on Monday August 25.
Shetland Arts Wordplay 2008 Festival.
Despite this rather illiterate listing, Will is going to be talking about taboos at the Cheltenham literature festival.
6.30pm, with Zoe Heller at The Old Market, Hove.