Wild/Tame: East Neuk Festival 2015

East Neuk Festival 2015
Category: Reading

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...

H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald

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.

John Lister-Kaye

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.


Ring of Bright Water

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.



Mark Cocker

Mark Cocker

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:

10 Books of Scottish Nature Poetry

One with Nature

9 Books About Birds







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