Just a short note about a few readings and talks I have planned over the autumn.
On the 15th September I’ll be talking and reading of monstrous fish and men with no toes, sharing the Estuary Stage with that Arcadian man of letters John Andrews at the Portmeirion Festival no6. Details here and here. Afterwards there will be beer.
On the 25th September I’ll be talking about and reading from Silt Road at the Wooburn Festival. The event starts at 7.30 pm and is at Bourne End Library, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX. All welcome. I did two similar events at Flackwell Heath and in High Wycombe back in April and both were great fun, with many good questions and reminiscences about the river.
On the 26th September I’ll be talking about the River Wye and chalk streams at the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project Annual Forum, a conference which “provides all those with an interest in the area’s rivers an opportunity to learn more of their history and the challenges they are facing and also to hear about the work of the Chalk Streams Project”. St. Mary’s Pastoral Centre on Glory Mill Lane, Wooburn Green, Bucks, HP10 0LU. The event kicks off at 10:15am, breaking for lunch at 1pm. In the afternoon there will be a short site visit to look at the enhancement work that the District Council recently carried out at Rye Mead. www.chilternsaonb.org
I’ll be talking about rivers and their restoration and conservation at the Kenneth Allsop Memorial Evening, part of the Bridport Literary Festival in November. This is an exciting invite and I feel very privileged to take part. Last year the stage was held by no less than Richard Mabey! This year Tim Dee and Dave Goulson will also be taking part. I’ll post details as soon as I get them.