James was a speaker at the:
- 2023 Needlewriters poetry and prose evening
- 2022 Needlewriters prose evening
- 2018 Bristol Literary Festival at the Arnolfini
- 2017 Rattle Tales event
- 2016 Oxford University FH Pasby prize-giving
- 2015 Brighton Fringe
- 2015 International Flann O’Brien Society conference in Prague presenting his paper: Parallel Explorations of the Boundaries between Fiction and Real-life.