Wild/Tame: East Neuk Festival 2015
Are you getting excited about the Edinburgh International Book Festival but impatient it’s still a whole 7 weeks away? Why not take a wee jolly to Fife this weekend and get your book-fix at the East Neuk Festival?
Tucked away in a beautiful corner of Fife, the Littoral mini-festival celebrates our relationship with the natural world with a plethora of wonderful events and discussions.
This year’s theme of Wild/Tame has an exciting line-up, here are just some of the happenings...
Saturday 27 June, 2.15pm, Crail Church
A chance to see the author in conversation with Tom Pow. Macdonald won imaginations – and a couple of prizes – with her memoir H is for Hawk, charting her journey to train a wild goshawk while grieving for her father.
Followed up with a falconry display with Helen Macdonald on Sunday 28 June at Cambo House.
Sir John Lister-Kaye
Saturday 27 June, 3.45pm, Most Holy Trinity Church
Lister-Kaye is an inspirational naturalist and author who picked up where Gavin Maxwell left off. Having spent decades living and working in the Highlands and managing the Aigas Field Centre, his most recent book Gods of the Morning: A Bird’s Eye View of the Highland Year documents the beauty of - and challenges facing - the natural world.
Book Group: The Ring of Bright Water
With John Lister-Kaye & Mark Cocker, chaired by Linda Cracknell
Sunday 28 June, 11.30am, Cambo House
Littoral invite you to their book group to discuss The Ring of Bright Water, the book that told Maxwell’s incredible story of raising an otter on the west coast of Scotland and changed the way we think about 'wildlife'. Lister-Kaye knew Maxwell as a friend and colleague and offers a new perspective on his work.
Sunday 28 June, 3pm, Cambo House
A chance to spend some time with writer, activist and campaigner Mark Cocker and be moved by his passion for the natural world. Not one to shy away from asking questions and challenging our ideas, this event promises to inspire...
Fancy some reads about nature? Try our book lists: