Wild Words in Fort William
Join us at the Highland Bookshop in Fort William to hear from landscape and nature writers Anna Fleming and Amanda Thomson.
Afterwards, we want to hear your voice! Bring along your poetry and prose in an open mic session after the talk*.
There will also be promotion of Canongate's new edition of Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain.
Where | Highland Bookshop, Fort William
When | Friday 25 October, 7pm-9pm
Cost | £5
Your ticket will get you access to the event, a chance to read your work, discounts off the authors' books, refreshments and a discounted John Muir Trust membership.
*Please email us if you wish to give a reading so we can make sure your work gets heard!
About the speakers
Anna Fleming is a writer, climber and outdoor enthusiast based in Scotland. Her non-fiction writing about environment, ecologies 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. Find more on her blog.
Amanda Thomson is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art, and 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.