29 June 2012 11:55:00
Bath Spa University’s Research Centre for Writing and the Environment is hosting a day of free discussion between writers who are inspired by Nature. 'Writing the New Nature' is being held on July 6 at Corsham Court from 10:00 to 17:00.
The aim of the event is to discuss whether in the face of mounting ecological challenges across the world, whether nature writing, environmental journalism and eco-literature can help make a difference. Writers taking part in the discussion include:
• Jim Perrin – traveller, mountaineer and author
• Melanie Challenger – poet and novelist
• John Vidal – environment editor at The Guardian
• Brett Westwood – naturalist and presenter and producer at the BBC Natural History Unit
• Richard Kerridge – eco-critic
• Greg Garrard – eco-critic
• Carrie Etter – poet
• Paul Evans – nature writer
Paul Evans, Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and organiser of the event said: "Bath Spa University has a leading reputation in creative writing and we are responding to environmental and cultural challenges with new postgraduate courses in environmental, travel and nature writing. We are very pleased to host this event and provide opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between writers in this exciting field."
The event is free for the public to attend, but a place must be booked in advance. Booking is through the office at Corsham Court on: 01225 876383