Self-promotional events

Past events

“Overburden” film panel, Transitions Film Festival, 26 February 2016

“Microtopia” film panel, Transitions Film Festival, 3 March 2015

“Crash course in freelancing”, Victorian Writers’ Centre (full day course), 7 July 2015

Centre for Sustainability Leadership media retreat (guest lecturer), July 2015

Changing Gears author talk, Brunswick Library, 24 September 2014

Changing Gears author talk, Carlton Library, 2 September 2014

“Pedal-Powered Essay”, Melbourne Writers Festival, 24 and 30 August 2014

“Paperback Riders”, Melbourne Writers Festival, 23 August 2014

“Unlikely Pilgrims” author talk, Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival, Geelong,  17 August 2014

Changing Gears author talk, Ivanhoe Library, 12 August 2014

Changing Gears author talks, Rosanna Library, 24 July 2014

Centre for Sustainability Leadership media retreat (guest lecturer), June 2014

“Spoke ‘n’ Word”, Williamstown Literary Festival, May 2014

“Read & Ride” (in conversation with Gregg Borschmann from ABC), Sydney Writers Festival and Varuna, May 2014

“Simple Living” and “Life on Two Wheels”, Sydney Writers Festival, May 2014

“World’s Biggest Green Drinks”, launch of Sustainable Living Festival, Fed Square, February 2014

“Living Simply in the City”, Sustainable Living Festival, Fed Square, February 2014

“The New Joneses School Talks”, Fed Square, February 2014 (A series of talks to primary and high school students as part of The New Joneses project at Federation Square, Melbourne.)

“In Conversation with Craig Reucassel (The Chaser)”, Gleebooks Sydney, November 2014

“The Great Pedal-Powered Book Tour”, 23 author talks over 60 days, September-November 2013 (Including Yarraville, Williamstown, Geelong, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove, Torquay, Ballarat, Woodend, Castlemaine, Kyneton, Bendigo, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Albury, Beechworth, Canberra, Bega, Batemans Bay, Nowra, Sydney and Eltham.)

“Bike City”, Melbourne Writers’ Festival, May 2013

“Against Advertising”, The Wheeler Centre, April 2013

“Seeking the Simple Life”, Sustainable Living Festival, February 2013

“Creative for a Cause”, Emerging Writers Festival, 2011

 

Testimonials from “Read & Ride” at Sydney Writers Festival, May 2014

“The writers talk was great, loved hearing the stories first hand, and also the response to questions were well thought out, non-judgmental and frightfully insightful. Appreciated the effort that Greg put into researching the history of cycling in the Blue Mountains and the storytelling at the various locations (Three Sisters) by Greg was enjoyable.”
– Jon Lindley

“I enjoyed the fact the event combined an interesting talk that explored themes of sustainable living, philosophy, history and literature with the simple joys of bike riding… I think the potential for combining a social bike ride with readings of literature and philosophy in a beautiful natural setting is great.” – Tony Gasparre

“I couldn’t have picked a better host than Greg Foyster for a ride around Katoomba on a beautiful autumn day… Greg shared interesting stories of Australia’s bicycling history and suggestions for our bicycling future.”  – Elizabeth Cage