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Sunday 19th November, 2023
The Venue at The Barrel House - Kendal
11:45am (GMT+0:00) Europe/London (Greenwich Mean Time)
Run time: 1 hour

Event Details

In a special collaboration with our dear friends at Timber Festival we are delighted to host their wonderful Wilderness Tracks. 

Presented by BBC Radio 4’s Geoff Bird, we are over the moon to have award winning author Helen Mort on stage to share six pieces of music that connects her closely with the natural world around her, and most particularly the landscape. 

'Unmistakably one of the most brilliant poets of her generation' - Robert Macfarlane

“Helen is among the brightest stars in the sparkling new constellation of British poets” - Carol Ann Duffy

Helen an award-winning author based in Sheffield. She has published three poetry collections (Division Street, 2013 and No Map Could Show Them, 2016) and The Illustrated Woman (2022, shortlisted for the Forward Prize), a novel (Black Car Burning, 2019), a short story collection (Exire, 2019). 

Helen's first full length non-fiction book A Line Above The Sky (Ebury, 2022) won the 2022 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.  She is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Review of A Line Above The Sky - “This is a book of the seen and unseen; on being alive; on being wild; on being a woman. This book is about being a woman - both seen and unseen - alive and wild - in a world that needs new words for every single part of this. And my oh my, how Mort writes those new words.” - Caught By The River 

Find out more about the Timber 2024 programme HERE.