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New Writing Worlds 08, Human:Nature brought together some of
the world’s best writers on nature in a series of events and
readings in Norwich from June 15-20, and in Reads and Writes
sessions across Norfolk throughout May and June.
Is our relationship with the natural world past the point of no
return, or can we write a new ending to the story?
Featuring the Nobel Laureate novelist J.M.
Coetzee, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K.
Williams, acclaimed nature writers Mark Cocker and
Richard Mabey, US wilderness writer Gretel Ehrlich, the first Welsh
National poet Gwyneth Lewis, and many more, Human:Nature brought
together Norfolk's two areas of expertise - Creative Writing and
Environmental Studies - to see what they have to offer at a time
when the world's environmental questions have never been more
Comprising of a week of events from 15-20 June, and Norfolk
Reads and Writes over May and June, we worked in partnership with
the RSPB, the EDP, The Foyle Foundation and Norfolk Library and
Norfolk Reads and Writes, May-June 2008
Featured poet Mimi Khalvati (
The Meanest Flower), nature writer Mark Cocker (
Crow Country) and novelist Susan Fletcher (
Oystercatchers) in free Meet the Author sessions at
libraries across Norfolk and Creative Writing sessions at RSPB
We launched the Reads and Writes programme by releasing a flock
of books into the wild. One hundred books about Norfolk, nature and
the East of England were set free for you to pick up, read and
pass on to someone else.
Human:Nature Events, 15-20 JuneSun 15:
An Afternoon at the Bishop's Gardenwith the RSPBMon 16:
Future Imperfect? The Debate @ The Playhouse,
Turning up the Temperature: Live Lit and music @
Norwich Arts Centre, NorwichWeds 18:
Connecting Worlds: Readings and celebration
of Refugee Week @ The Sainsbury Centre, NorwichThurs 19:
JM Coetzee @ UEA Lecture Theatre 1
Worlds' Readings, 16-19 June @Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
A series of free readings from some exceptional
writers: Adam Thorpe, Mimi Khalvati, CK Williams, Adam
Zagajewski, Gwyneth Lewis, Tishani Doshi, Tijs Goldschmidt and
Human:Nature, The Salon
Find out more about the writer's salon which took place at
the UEA throughout 15-20 June and covered Nature & Nation,
Nature, Panic and Science and whether we can be 'With
Writers and Contributers
Information about the writers, scientists, activists and
musicians involved in this year's New Writing Worlds.
RSPB Partnership Events
We worked closely with the RSPB on Norfolk Reads and Writes and
on some key events during June 15-20 including
An Afternoon at the Bishop's Garden and
Future:Imperfect? The Debate at the Playhouse.
The programme was only possible with the support of Arts
Council England, East, the University of East Anglia, Norwich
City Council and Norfolk County Council.