Writing the Wild: A Masterclass with Writer in Residence William Atkins

January 28, 2017

28th January – 28th January 2017


Drawing on both the library’s collections and its immediate natural environment, think about and discuss how ‘wild’ places might exist on the page, and how to develop your own written responses to ‘non-human’ environments in the form of fiction, nature writing or travel writing.

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 £35 which includes lunch and tea / coffee.

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

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