The ‘Land Lines: Modern British Nature Writing‘ project, in collaboration with WildLines, invites you to a special event featuring some of the UK’s leading nature writers.
Patrick Barkham (The Butterfly Isles, Islander), Miriam Darlington (Otter Country, Owl Sense) and Richard Kerridge (Cold Blood) join Richard Smyth (A Sweet, Wild Note) for an evening of readings and discussion in the wonderful setting of the Leeds Library.
These writers are connected not only by their abundant passion for their subject matter – whether it be birds, butterflies, islands or amphibians – but also by their ability to cross between the worlds of academia (in the case of Miriam and Richard), environmental journalism (Patrick), and creative writing, giving them valuable insights into the role and character of nature writing in the 21st century. The event will include a Q and A with the audience.
Tickets are £5. Doors open at 6.30pm and the event starts at 7.00pm.
Land Lines is a two-year project exploring British nature writing from the late eighteenth century to the present.The project is a collaboration between researchers from the Universities of Leeds, Sussex and St Andrews, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This event is part of WildLines @The Leeds Library in partnership with Land Lines and the Leeds Big Bookend.
Image courtesy of the artist, Ian Philips.