Lessons of the Wild #1. Nature Writing Reading Group. “Waterlog” by Roger Deakin
|The newly launched Nature Writing reading group called „Lessons of the Wild“ will meet for the first time on Feb. 15. at 7pm. |
We will be reading from Roger Deakin’s wonderful „Waterlog“ in this first session – in English.
After some consideration, we have decided to do the Nature-Writing reading group in a smaller group at our physical shop. Of course, this also means that only a limited number of participants can take part.
Under pandemic conditions there is only a limited space in the shop, not all interested people can participate – sorry! We would ask everyone who really wants to attend to let us know. If you’re not quite sure, let the „sure“ ones have the places – thanks. We will then select by registration time (those who have registered first will get priority). If you are interested, please sign up at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT: the 2G+ rule applies (Vaccinated or recovered plus test) – and boostered people must also have a daily negative test with them. We will check proofs + IDs at the entrance.
In 1996 Roger Deakin, the late, great nature writer, set out to swim through the British Isles. From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lidos, swimming pools and spas, from fens, dykes, moats, aqueducts, waterfalls, flooded quarries, even canals, Deakin gains a fascinating perspective on modern Britain. Detained by water bailiffs in Winchester, intercepted in the Fowey estuary by coastguards, mistaken for a suicide on Camber sands, confronting the Corryvreckan whirlpool in the Hebrides, he discovers just how much of an outsider the native swimmer is to his landlocked, fully-dressed fellow citizens.
This is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer’s right to roam, and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water.