Back on the circuit!

November 8, 2020

It may be a virtual event, but the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival later this month is a welcome return to the festival stage after a summer of seeing appearances vanish from the diary.

I am so looking forward to presenting Framing Nature – conservation and culture in a conversation with fellow author Karen Lloyd at the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival.

It is a festival within a festival. Forty years ago, the Kendal Mountain Festival was founded, and the literary component has been growing over the years.

The main stage goes virtual this year, but out of this necessity comes a worldwide reach to mountain enthusiasts everywhere. Some of the world’s most renowned international athletes and adventurers, an array of excellent authors, 15 different themed curations featuring the latest adventure and environmental films, family-friendly content, and all the buzz and atmosphere of the festival’s legendary activity-focused sessions – live-streamed and available on-demand.

More than 200 films, 15 specialist sessions and over 30 literature festival talks will be live and on-demand from Thursday 19th November, with Framing Nature live at 8.30pm on Tuesday 24th.

Selected reviews

Rose has a knack of observing a whole landscape – while his focus may be on an individual species, his keen gaze takes in all sorts of other details, making this a fascinating read for anyone with any interest in the natural world.

Matt Merritt, editor, Bird Watching Magazine

Almost every one of Rose’s pages here are deep sourced and expertly informed, but also enamoured of their subjects, with every one being locally witnessed, and beautifully placed.

Tim Dee, author and broadcaster

A rare combination of beautiful writing, deep love and expert knowledge of nature/conservation in its wider literary and cultural context. Nature writing at its very best.

Steve Ely, poet

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