John Burnside (c) Helmut Fricke

Writers and the Natural World

John Burnside, Paul Farley, Ruth Padel and Jean Sprackland

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Sat 07 March 2015

Writers and the Natural World

John Burnside, Paul Farley, Ruth Padel and Jean Sprackland

John Burnside (c) Helmut Fricke
Sat 07 March 2015,

Why does nature continue to inspire and fascinate both readers and writers? John Burnside, Paul Farley, Ruth Padel and Jean Sprackland, all acclaimed writers and poets whose work draws on the natural world, discuss the enduring link between nature and the written word. All four will also be appearing at the A New Lyrical Ballads: Contemporary Poets and Romanticism event on 6 March 2015.

Part of the Nature Writing Day.

Bristol was central to the birth of Romanticism. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge stayed and worked in the city; the first edition of the Lyrical Ballads was published in Bristol. Our Romanticism programme for spring 2015 celebrates Bristol of the time – including the life of Thomas Chatterton, Hannah More, Wordsworth, Coleridge and others in the city – but brings the issues debated then right up to date. The Romantics focused on nature and the emotions, place and the environment. As part of the series of events, we present a day that looks at how nature has inspired writers of poetry and prose, contributed to personal healing and provided a new approach for environmental campaigns.

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