We’re delighted to welcome Kendal author Karen Lloyd back to the Festival after her sell-out event in 2019.
Karen takes to the stage to share a collection of literary essays, exploring abundance and loss in the natural world. Karen examines how humans have chosen to entangle themselves in nature and considers the ways we perceive the natural world. Her insightful and joyous narrative takes us through a diverse range of inspiring landscapes, from Romania's Carpathian mountains and the Hungarian Steppe to Perthshire's rivers and the dune forests of the Netherlands. Discover compelling stories of restoration, renewal and repair and get together with a like-minded community who share a desire to improve the wellbeing of the planet.
“In an era of urgent ecological challenge, her timely book reveals the places that people are coming together to bring species and habitats back from the edge of extinction.” - Bloomsbury.
Copies of Abundance will be on sale at the book signing after the event. You can also buy the book at our bookshop at the Brewery Arts Centre over the festival weekend.
Published by Bloomsbury
Kren will be in conversation with BBC Radio 4's Caz Graham.
Karen Lloyd is a writer of non-fiction and poetry. She has published two previous works of non-fiction, both published by Saraband. The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay (2016) was selected by Katherine Norbury as her top read in the Observer Authors’ Books of the Year. The Blackbird Diaries was published in 2017. Both won awards at The Lakeland Book of the Year Awards. Karen edited and published Curlew Calling, An Anthology of Nature Writing, Poetry and Images in Celebration of Curlew, to raise funds for various curlew conservation projects including the British Trust for Ornithology’s work. She is a contributor to the Guardian, BBC Wildlife and Countryfile magazines and the RGS amongst others.
Running time - 60 minutes