Into the Wilderness: An Evening with Writer in Residence William Atkins

January 10, 2017

10th January – 10th January 2017

7.30pm for 8pm

Join William Atkins on an illustrated journey into the concept of wilderness, from Exodus and the Desert Fathers to the European Romantics and the American conservation movement, with reference to his own experiences in the world’s deserts.

William Atkins works as a freelance editor. Published in 2014, The Moor is a literary travel book which has been described as ‘nature writing’ but is equally a social and cultural history of England’s upland landscapes. William’s forthcoming book, The Desert, involved travel to the troubled Xinjiang region of northwest China, Kazakhstan’s depleted Aral Sea, the Maralinga nuclear test-zone in southern Australia and the borderlands of southern Arizona.

Read the Guardian‘s review of The Moor here.

Tickets are priced at £15 which includes a copy of The Moor.

To book your place, please call 01244 532350 or email [email protected].

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