Christchurch Writers' Festival, 5-7 September

LSD is to appear with Joe Bennett and Ben Hills at the Christchurch Writers’ Festival as part of a session on travel writing called “Guilt-free Travel”. The session will be at 1.30pm on Saturday 6 September in the Limes Room of the Town Hall.

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, Auckland, 15-18 May 2008

LSD will be on stage twice at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. He is appearing initially on Saturday 17 May at 2.30 pm in the Aotea Centre as part of a session entitled, Science, but not as we know it. Chaired by Kim Hill, the other writers in the session are Paul Callaghan and Bernard Beckett. On Sunday 18 May at he is part of a session that goes by the intriguing name: Carbon Footprint on the Road to Damascus. In this, he shares the spotlight with travel writers Graeme Lay and Thomas Kohnstamm.

New Zealand International Arts Festival, Wellington, 12 March 2008

LSD is an invited speaker for the Writers and Readers week of Wellington's International Festival of the Arts. He is to be part of a threesome on writing about science. The other participants are Bernard Beckett and Hamish Campbell. The session is to be called "The Big Questions" and it will be chaired by radio host extraordinaire, Kim Hill: Embassy Theatre, Wellington, 3.45 pm 12 March.