Norfolk Festival of Nature: Debate - Fighting for Nature

21 April 2018 - 18:00

Come and join us at the Forum for an evening with some of the UK’s best nature writers discussing The Fight for Nature: the role of conservation and nature writing in Britain today.

Mark Cocker, an award-winning Norfolk nature writer of long-standing, will be launching his new book, Our Place, and reflecting on the central role of Norfolk in the development of the British conservation movement during a live interview with Jean McNeil, a talented author herself. The British Archive for Contemporary Writing at the UEA will also present Mark’s working archive, giving an insight into the field work and approaches that Mark takes in his writing.

The evening will be completed with an open debate, including Jean McNeil and other invited nature writers, Laurence Rose, Karen Lloyd and James Lowen, along with the audience, discussing the role of nature writing today – what is the relationship between nature writing and conservation practice, what does it offer over television documentaries like Blue Planet and social media campaigning, and how important is it to the way we view nature into the future?

Enjoy a wine reception and have your say as we open up this timely and important debate.

£10 - Please book in advance
The Forum
Millennium Plain
Type:Talk or discussion