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Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save Our Wild Places (Book Week Scotland)

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Lighthouse - Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop

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A Book Week Scotland gathering-have a bowl of soup & a blether about wild places and how we save them with those already fighting for th

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All across the world, irreplaceable habitats are under threat. Unique ecosystems of plants and animals are being destroyed by human activities. From the tiny to the vast, from prairie to meadow, and from Highlands to Hungary, Scotland to India, they are disappearing.

Join us for a discussion of wilderness and rewilding with writers and campaigners fighting to save these disappearing worlds. At a time when the Earth often seems broken beyond repair, it's important to know where it is not, and to find strength and inspiration to act.

Our key speaker is Julian Hoffman, author of Irreplaceable. In the book he captures the haunting beauty of these landscapes, including the rare species that call them home; He reveals the human communities which form around these special places - from grassroots campaigners to professional conservationists and academics - committed to saving them from extinction.

Local activists from across generations, including Nish Doshi, and representatives of Conscious Change, will have a blether with Julian and there will be lots of opportunities to hear from you, our guests, about your own thoughts and initiatives.

The event is part of Book Week Scotland 2019, the theme of which is "Blether" (Scots for conversation). In the spirit of that theme there will be ample opportunity to chat and meet new people curious about, and committed to our natural environment.

We'll be starting the evening at 7pm over a bowl of soup and some fresh bread from the fantastic kitchen at Field restaurant next door to the bookshop. Before launching into a fascinating discussion with Julian at 7.30pm.

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The bookshop is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. We have further details about accessibility HERE, or feel free to get in touch, we're happy to help however we can!

The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which all guests and speakers are asked to respect - you can read it here.

As ever we have 15 free tickets available for this event- though they must be booked in advance! These are intended to make the evening accessible to those who are unwaged/ on benefits/ might not otherwise be able to attend - If you can afford a £3 ticket please book one as this supports the bookshop and allows us to save free places for those who can't, thanks!

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Speakers:

Julian Hoffman is the author of Irreplaceable, and The Small Heart of Things, which won the 2012 AWP Award Series for Creative Nonfiction and the National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature. He was also the winner of the Terrain.org Nonfiction Prize and has written for EarthLines, Kyoto Journal, Beloit Fiction Journal, Briar Cliff Review, Flyway, Redwood Coast Review, Silk Road Review and Southern Humanities Review, amongst others. He lives in northwestern Greece.

Conscious Change is a student-led Social Enterprise based in Edinburgh promoting everyday changes to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. We believe that to make a big difference, it takes a whole lot of little changes. We host workshops that teach you how to make your own products that are completely sustainable and eco-friendly, host film screenings to bring the issues to life and Q&As, social events and panels from some wonderful experts doing amazing things for our world.

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EH8 9DB

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