Date(s) - Tue 8th Feb, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online, Moniack Mhor Hosting, via Zoom,
Writing a sense of place, with Cal Flyn
Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn is longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize.
Cal Flyn will lead a 90 minute workshop focusing on summoning the character of the built or natural environment. After leading the group in some close reading and analysis (fiction, nonfiction and poetry), she will set short exercises that challenge participants to express more fully the way they relate to the world around them.
Please note, numbers for this workshop are limited.
This book explores the extraordinary places where humans no longer live – or survive in tiny, precarious numbers – to give us a possible glimpse of what happens when mankind’s impact on nature is forced to stop. From Tanzanian mountains to the volcanic Caribbean, the forbidden areas of France to the mining regions of Scotland, Flyn brings together some of the most desolate, eerie, ravaged and polluted areas in the world – and shows how, against all odds, they offer our best opportunities for environmental recovery.
(Willliam Collins, 2021)
Cal Flyn is an author and journalist from the Highlands of Scotland. Previously she has been a reporter for both The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph, and a contributing editor at The Week magazine. Cal holds a MA in Experimental Psychology from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Her first book, ‘Thicker Than Water’, was a Times book of the year and dealt with the colonisation of Australia and questions of inherited guilt.
There are a limited number of free places on this course, with the remaining places available for a donation of £5.00, £10.00, or £15.00 on a ‘pay as you can’ basis. Booking is required.
All donations go towards supporting the ongoing work of Moniack Mhor. Registered charity no. SC030292
This event is brought to you as part of a series celebrating the 2021 Highland Book Prize longlist. Moniack Mhor will be running sessions throughout February with longlisted writers, including workshops, poetry mornings, and in-conversation talks. All will be delivered via Zoom and supported by a member of the Moniack Mhor/Highland Book Prize team. Click here to view the full programme.
Our thanks go to the William Grant Foundation who provide funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize.
This event is fully booked. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.