Writing about the natural world
Over two sections with a short break between, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley will talk about nature writing, the particular challenges it poses, why it is literature's problem child, and why a healthy body of nature writing is essential both for our own country, for the world in the 21st century, and for literature. The second section of the workshop will involve a question-and-answer session, so do come with questions for Jim about the challenges and opportunities in writing about the natural world.
Jim Crumley is a nature writer and journalist with more than 30 books to his name, mostly on the landscape and wildlife of Scotland. As a highly knowledgeable and inspiring wildlife expert, he is in high demand as a contributor for TV and radio, as well as publications such as the Scotsman and BBC Wildlife. He has won, and been shortlisted for, a variety of awards for his journalism, and shortlisted for the Saltire Society and Wainwright prizes for his books. Jim Crumley is also a widely published poet, writes a monthly nature column for the Scots Magazine and is an occasional radio broadcaster