Event / The Leeds Library

Maren Meinhardt speaks at Nature On The Page: Wild Writing Then And Now

15 Mar 2018 – 19.15 - 20.30

Nature On The Page: Wild Writing Then And Now forms part of the Wild Lines at The Leeds Library programme.

Maren Meinhardt joins an expert panel of writers and naturalists to explore the process of putting our experience of the natural world down on paper. Who gets to write about nature, and why? Is there a place for politics in nature writing? Does the North have the nature-writing it deserves? And why does nature writing matter? Audience members will have a chance to contribute, too. This is sure to be a lively and fascinating discussion.

About the Author

Maren Meinhardt works at the Times Literary Supplement, where she is the editor for German Literature and Natural History. She studied Psychology and Literature at the London School of Economics and the University of Sussex. In the summer of 2014, she and her two daughters retraced Humboldt’s footsteps in Ecuador. Her spare time is spent trying to locate wild and unexplored nature within easy travelling distance of London.


Professor Kate Oakley
Professor of Cultural Policy at the University of Leeds.

Stephen Rutt
Writer, photographer, naturalist and birder. Stephen is the prose editor for Zoomorphic and his first book, The Seabirds:a British Journey, is forthcoming with Elliott and Thompson.

Rebecca Machin
Curator of Natural Science at Leeds Museum Discovery Centre.


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