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Sacred Skin at the Bangkok Literary Festival in 2011

A short film shot by Hans Kemp of Visionary World and Crime Wave Press of a talk I gave in May 2011 about my then forthcoming book Sacred Skin, co-authored with Aroon Thaewchatturat, and published by Visionary World in July 2011. The talk took place at the first Bangkok Literary Festival at the Neilson Hayes […]

Bangkok Works of Art

Photographer Michael LaPalme, publisher Hans Kemp, writer Tom Vater and painter Chris Coles at Wordplay, Bangkok’s second literary festival in March 2012, before the presentation of Sacred Skin (with co-author and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat). Photograph by Aroon Thaewchatturat.

Bangkok’s Second Literary Festival by Michael LaPalme

Photographer Michael LaPalme shot my talk (together with co-author and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat) on Sacred Skin at the Neilson Hays Library during the second Bangkok Literary Festival. It had been a while since our last talk on Thailand’s sacred tattoos and I had a great time re-engaging with our book and an audience. I also […]

Word Play 2: Bangkok’s Literary Festival Is Back!

Word Play, the second Bangkok Literary Festival takes place next Sunday, the 25th of March at the Neilson Hays Library on Surawong Road. Last year, I gave a talk on freelance writing and my career in the digital age. Writers giving talks include Philip Cornwel-Smith, Luke Cassady-Dorion, David Young, Dean Barrett and Joe Cummings. The […]

2011 – Sacred Tattoos, The Daily Telegraph and RocknRoll!

2011 proved to be a mad, mad year for me and I’d like to thank all the people who supported me over the past twelve months. Living it all was almost too much. Here’s to the great times this year. The publication of Sacred Skin, the first book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, was a major […]

The First Bangkok Literary Festival – Impressions by Black

The first Bangkok Literary Festival at the Neilson Hays Library on May 22nd. Impressions by Black (Saksiri Hipfotobyblackcat). Review of the Literary Festival in The Nation newspaper.

Tom Vater at the first Bangkok Literary Festival – May 22nd, 2011, 6pm!

I will be giving a talk at the Nelson Hays Library on Surawong Road in Bangkok, as part of the first Bangkok Literary Festival on May 22nd, 2011. From Rough Guides to Sacred Tattoos – The changing career of a travel writer in Southeast Asia will focus on how my job has changed over the […]

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