Everyone brings to landscape writing a new perspective and way of talking about wild places.
In this Wild Words event, you will hear from published authors Anna Fleming and Amanda Thomson as we explore the nature of diversity and inclusion in landscape writing, what barriers people from minority groups face and how we can celebrate fresh perspectives.
Afterwards, we want to hear your voice! Bring along your poetry and prose in an open mic session after the talk.
Tickets for this event are £5.80 per person and will get you access to the event, a chance to read your work, discounts off the author's books, refreshments and a discounted John Muir Trust membership.
About the speakers:
Anna Fleming is a writer, climber and outdoor enthusiast based in Scotland. Her non-fiction writing about environment, ecology and adventure has been published in Waymaking and Caught by the River. She works for the Cairngorms National Park Authority where she is managing a creative writing project and editing a new anthology of Cairngorms inspired work. You can follow her thoughts and adventures on thegranitesea.wordpress.com.
Amanda Thomson is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art, and is the author of A Scots Dictionary of Nature. Originally a printmaker, Amanda focuses on how we locate ourselves in landscape, our ideas of place and belonging. A lot of her work - in art and writing - is about nature, flora and fauna, and rooted in the highlands of Scotland.
Please note this event will be hosted in our upstairs event space.
Tickets for this event are £5.80 which includes a drink on arrival.