Human:Nature, The Salon
The salon took place over three mornings at the
UEA. Each session was led by a paper given by one
of our writers in residence (
Adam Thorpe and
Gwyneth Lewis). The session then opened up into a wider
The themes were:
Tuesday 17th June:
Nature & NationHow do our imagined landscapes help create or change our
Wednesday 18th June:
Nature, Panic and ScienceDoes an ever increasing wealth of scientific knowledge offer us
control or confirm our helplessness in the face of nature?
Thursday 19th June:
‘With Nature’Can we write ‘With Nature’ or does art consign us to forever
being ‘Against Nature’?
The sessions offered a fascinating insight into the ways
writers talk to each other about writing, how the art form is
shared across different cultures and how writers perceive their own
The work from the writers is now available to download and
listen to from our
Read Gwyneth Lewis' piece
here - the rest will be published soon.