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Wild Words in Fort William

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The Highland Bookshop

60 High Street

Fort William

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Join us in Fort William as we explore how landscape and nature shape language, art, poetry and prose

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In this Wild Words event, you will hear from published authors Anna Fleming and Amanda Thomson as we explore the nature of landscape and language - how art, poetry and prose are shaped by landscape and nature.

Afterwards, we want to hear your voice! Bring along your poetry and prose in an open mic session after the talk*.

There will also be promotion of Canongate's new edition of Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain.

Where | Highland Bookshop, Fort William

When | Friday 25 October, 7pm-9pm

Cost | £5

Your ticket will get you access to the event, a chance to read your work, discounts off the authors' books, refreshments and a discounted John Muir Trust membership.

*If you wish to give a reading, please email ross.brannigan@johnmuirtrust.org so we can make sure you get a chance.

About the speakers

Anna Fleming is a writer, climber and outdoor enthusiast based in Scotland. Her non-fiction writing about environment, ecologies and adventure has been published in Waymaking and Caught by the River. She works for the Cairngorms National Park Authority where she is managing a creative writing project and editing a new anthology of Cairngorms inspired work. You can follow her thoughts and adventures on thegranitesea.wordpress.com.

Amanda Thomson is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art, and is the author of A Scots Dictionary of Nature. Originally a printmaker, Amanda focuses on how we locate ourselves in landscape, our ideas of place and belonging. A lot of her work - in art and writing - is about nature, flora and fauna, and rooted in the highlands of Scotland.

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