Past Events

Past Events:

22 June until 3 October, 2016

I have written the introductory essay and transcribed seven interviews with members of the Beat Generation – Burroughs, Ginsberg, McClure, etc – for the catalogue of the Beat Generation show held at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, which runs from the 22 June until 3 October, 2016.

Friday October 7, 2016

Cheltenham Literary Festival

Evening event.

Bukowski evening, including Miles and Salena Godden

Wednesday, October 12, 2016. 

Manchester Literary Festival

6:00pm John Rylands Library

Miles in conversation with Iain Sinclair

Thursday November 17, 2016.

Harper College, Palatine, Chicago, ILL.

5:00 – 6:00pm

Details to come.

Miles in conversation with Kurt Hemmer.

$10 admission or $5 for students.

Wednesday 7th October, 2015.  7.30pm – 10.00pm.

The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Festival of Literature

The Spiegeltent, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, Glos

60 YEARS OF HOWL Barry Miles; Steve Tromans & the Howl Band; Cecilia Knapp and David Freeman 

Admission £20 including gin cocktail

Saturday 10th October, 2015.  2.00pm – 11.00pm.

The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester M42AF

STILL HOWLING, 60Th Anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL. 2.00pm-6.00 symposium: Barry Miles, Michael Horowitz, Steve Taylor, Peter Hale, Simon Warner, Andrew Baker, Roger Bygott, Elmi Ali, Christina Fonthes.  

Admission £30 for whole day; £20 conference; £15 evening event.

Saturday 7th February, 2015.  3.00pm – 4.30pm.

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL


Barry Miles & Stewart Home

Admission £7/£5 conc. Book via Eventbrite

Thursday March 26th 2015 6.30pm 

Westminster Arts Library

35 St Martins Street


Miles interviewed on stage by Geoffrey Marsh, director of Theatre and Performance at the V&A.

Soundtrack by The Clerkenwell Kid

Gin by Hendricks Gin

Admission: £6 / £8 in advance only from 


On stage interviews and book signings:

Warning: sometimes you have to pre-book a copy of Call Me Burroughs or buy a voucher.

Tuesday, January 28th   7:00pm

Strand Bookshop,
828 Broadway at 12th Street,
New York City.

Thursday, January 30th  7:00pm

Rainy Day Books,
2706 W 53rd Street,
Kansas 66205-1705

Saturday, February 1st
Talk with Ira Silverberg & James Grauerholz (Free reserved seating)

Lawrence Arts Center,
940 New Hampshire Street,
Kansas 66044

Monday, February 3rd

Los Angeles Public Library,
630 W 5th Street,
Los Angeles,
California 90071

Tuesday, February 4th
Interviewed by V. Vale from RE/Search

City Lights Books,
261 Columbus Avenue,
San Francisco,
California 94133

Thursday, February 6th

Left Bank Books,
399 N. Euclid Avenue,
St. Louis, Missouri 

Sunday, 16th February. 3.30pm. Tickets £6/£10
ICA, The Mall.
WSB Weekend at the ICA: Howard Brookner’s superb documentary on William Burroughs remastered by Aaron Brookner. Introduced by Miles and with a Q&A afterwards  (The film is shown daily between 14 and 20th February)

Saturday, 8th March 2014. 4:30pm:
The Wapping Project
65a Hopton Street, London SE19LR, just over Blackfriars Bridge.

Wapping at Bankside

Thursday 13th March. 6:30pm  Tickets £5/£3 cons
Waterstones: 82 Gower St, London WC1E 6EQ
Phone: 020 7636 1577
“Celebrating the Centenary of William S. Burroughs’ Birth”  – Miles and Michael Horovitz in conversation at Waterstone’s Gower Street.

Waterstones Event Page

Thursday, 20th March. 7:00pm  Tickets £7/£4 cons
The Photographer’s Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F7LW
Burroughs Lecture Series: Andrew Wilson in Conversation with Barry Miles. We will probably concentrate on Cut-Ups and Burroughs’ Photographs

Friday 25th April
New York University
The Burroughs Centenary Conference, New York University.
70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012, United States.

Tuesday 19 August 2014, 4:00pm

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Garden Theatre.

Iconic U.S. Authors Remembered: Barry Miles and Adam Begley in Conversation.

Adam Begley is the author of Updike, London, HarperCollins, 2014

Wednesday 20 August 2014, 11:00am

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Writers’ Retreat,

Reading Workshop: Barry Miles on The Naked Lunch

90 minute discussion.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8pm

Manchester Literary Festival

Miles will be in conversation with Doug Field about William. S. Burroughs, A Life.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 [time tba]

Brighton Film Festival

The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne [note, not in Brighton]

Barry Miles introduces: Antony Balch’s Towers Open Fire [1963] and Cut-Ups [1967], and Peter Whitehead’s Wholly Communion [1965] 

Friday, December 12, 2014, 4:00pm

École normale supérieure

45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris,

Barry Miles and Jean-Jacques Lebel in conversation about William S. Burroughs and The Beat Hotel.

Jean-Jacques’ retrospective of installation works runs from July 26-November 9, 2014 at ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany.