Fri 27 Jan 2023, 7:30pm
Graeme Ryan, Anita Roy and other Somerset-based writers will be hosting an evening of environmental discussion, readings, poems and more. This event will ask, ‘Do you think Earth misses us?’ This is a free event, hosted in our spacious bar area.
Graeme Ryan is a playwright, teacher and prize-winning poet whose acclaimed debut collection Valley of the Kings came out in 2022. He writes a monthly nature column for Somerset Life and is actively involved in practical conservation projects in West Somerset. His Nature Notes Calendar, a journey through a year of Somerset nature with artist Rebecca Gryspeerdt, was published in 2020.
Anita Roy is a writer and environmentalist based in Wellington, Somerset. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian’s Country Diary column, and her essays have appeared in Granta, Guernica, Dark Mountain and Resurgence & Ecologist among others. With Pippa Marland, she co-edited and contributed to Gifts of Gravity and Light: A Nature Almanac for the 21st Century (Hodder & Stoughton) and her award-winning children’s novel, Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased was published in India by Westland Books.
When not writing, or making acoustic sound clouds out of recycled wool, Anita can be found with a shovel and scythe on Transition Town Wellington’s newly planted forest garden in Tonedale
Other Somerset-based writers will be joining to share their work in an evening that is sure to move and entertain, fire up your soul and make the heart think. At a time of deep challenge for our place on this planet, Do You Think Earth Misses Us? could not be more thought-provoking or timely.