There is a double bill of Plymouth Literature Festival events at The Plymouth Athenaeum tomorrow, kicking off with Writing the Wild with Natasha Carthew at 3pm and followed by Plymouth Language Club at 7.30pm.
Natasha Carthew returns to the Plymouth Literature Festival as she begins her WRITING THE WILD Tour on Saturday (October 27, 3pm) at The Plymouth Athenaeum.
What lies beneath the water? What hides beneath the surface our of beautiful country? WRITING THE WILD is the new tour from Natasha Carthew that goes deep beneath the core of what it is to live in rural UK today and explores issues including social isolation, poverty, nature and environmental issues.
Natasha Carthew is a working-class country writer from Cornwall. She has written all her books outside, either in the fields and woodland that surround her home or in the cabin that she built from scrap wood. She has written two books of poetry, as well as three novels for young adults; Winter Damage, The Light That Gets Lost and Only the Ocean, all for Bloomsbury. Her first novel for adults, All Rivers Run Free, Published with Quercus Earlier this year.
Central to Natasha’s work as a writer and performer is talk about Re-wilding the novel, getting lost in nature and writing outdoors for inspiration and freedom.
WRITING THE WILD is her new Tour which goes deep beneath the core of what it is to live in rural UK today and explores issues including social isolation, poverty, nature and environmental issues.
Natasha has appeared and performed at many festivals including; Port Eliot Festival, Wealden Book Festival, Kendal Mountain Festival and The Lyric Plymouth, amongst many others.
She has also written on the subject of Wild writing for several publications, including the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, Eco-fiction, TripFiction, the Guardian, Project Twist-It, The Big Issue and the Dark Mountain Project. Shes currently writing her second literary novel for adults and a full-length performance poem.
For more information on the WRITING THE WILD TOUR please contact Natasha through twitter: @natashacarthew
Entry is free.
Plymouth Language Club is Plymouth’s premier showcase of poetry in bringing acclaimed readers from outside the region to the city.
Saturday’s line-up will feature readers including Helen Foster, Julian Isaacs, Sandra Tappenden, Kenny Knight, Norman Jope and Steve Spence.
Entry is £3 on the door.