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Join nature writer Laurence Rose and poet Steve Ely for a unique combined event

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Join nature writer and conservationist Laurence Rose and poet Steve Ely for a unique combined event looking at how direct observations of nature find their way onto the page whether as prose or poetry. The event will be a mixture of talk, readings and Q&A.

Laurence Rose is a leading wildlife conservationist and author who has worked in more than twenty countries to save species from extinction and defend the most important places for wildlife. After more than three decades in mainstream conservation he is using his writing to challenge government, society and the conservation sector itself to adopt a more radical, urgent approach. His books The Long Spring (published in 2018), Framing Nature – conservation and culture (October 2020) and Leopard Moon Rising – distant views of India, (June 2021) all explore the relationship between people and the rest of nature through a cultural lens.

Steve Ely has published several collections of poetry, including Oswald’s Book of Hours, Englaland, Incendium Amoris and Zi-Zi Taah Taah Taah: The Song of the Willow Tit. His books have won or been nominated for several literary prizes, including the Forward Prize for best first collection, the Ted Hughes Award and the Northern Writers Award for poetry. His most recent books of poems are Lectio Violant and The European Eel, both published in the summer of 2021. Steve Ely is senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Huddersfield, where he is Director of the Ted Hughes Network. His monograph, Ted Hughes’s South Yorkshire: Made in Mexborough, is a biographical work that explores Hughes’s Yorkshire formation.

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