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Bath Spa University Being Human Festival of the Humanities in Bath

Monday 21st November 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Everyone is welcome to attend this event with three excellent writers.

As part of the 2016 Being Human Festival of the Humanities Bath Spa University’s Research Centre for Environmental Humanities presents three of our creative writers, Stephen Moss, Maggie Gee, and Samantha Walton, in conversation about the way that their work explores the hopes and fears that are inextricably entangled with the living landscapes we inhabit at this time of rapid environmental change and biodiversity loss.

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, author and TV producer based on the Somerset Levels, who currently teaches the MA in Travel and Nature Writing at Bath Spa University. He will be reading from and discussing his books about people, places and wildlife: This Birding Life, A Sky Full of Starlings, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds and Wild Kingdom.

Maggie Gee is a novelist and short story writer who often writes about nature and the relationship of human beings to other living things. A Professor of Creative Writing and Bath Spa University, she has just finished her fifteenth book, which features a six foot two heroine who is accident-prone and cannot tell the difference between a duck and a pigeon. She may read from that book, but will certainly read from her climate change satire, The Flood.

Samantha Walton holds a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award at Bath Spa University, where she is a lecturer in English Literature: Writing and the Environment. Previously, Sam was Poet in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum in 2013, and in July 2015 she was Poet in Residence at SoundEye Poetry Festival in Cork, Ireland. She has published several poetry pamphlets, including Animal Pomes, which came out from Crater Press in 2015.