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Nature Writing: Beyond the Green & Pleasant Land

30/06/2019 @ 13:30 14:30

Why does the natural world continue to inspire both writers and readers alike? What does it mean to write about the relationship between people and place in today’s society? These are some of the questions that a panel of exciting voices in contemporary nature writing will look to explore.

Jessica J. Lee is a British-Canadian-Taiwanese author and environmental historian. She is the founder of The Willowherb Review which aims to provide an initial platform to celebrate and bolster nature writing by emerging and established writers of colour. She will be joined by Nina Powles, author and contributor to The Willowherb. The talk will look to dispel any preconceptions about nature writing and explore what it means to write about the relationship between people and place in the 21st Century.

Tanya Shadrick is writer in residence for Wealden Literary Festival 2019. She is the editor of the acclaimed book Wild Woman Swimming, Lynne Roper’s exquisite account of wild swimming in west country waters. It was recently longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2019.