WALKING BOOK CLUB: Summer 'Wintering' with Katherine May
Walk and talk with the author, maybe take a wild dip in the River Barle!*
6pm - 9pm Saturday 18th July 2020
Recently long-listed for the Wainwright Prize, Wintering is certainly an apt book for our times as the entire population had to take a step back and reassess busy lifestyles in order to stem the pandemic.
We are delighted that this event is able to go ahead as planned now that restrictions have eased regarding overnight stays. We request that attendees strictly observe social distancing guidelines, places will be limited to facilitate this measure, so booking is essential. However rest assured that we aim to make it as relaxing and inspired as possible.
To book your place please e mail info@numbersevendulverton, ticket and pricing information below...
Kathrine lives and breathes everything the natural world has to offer and is compelled by how wild and extreme landscapes can benefit our mental and emotional wellbeing. She loves sea-swimming and long walks, both of which have helped in overcoming her own wintering experiences.
'Wintering is a season in the cold. It is a fallow period in life when you’re cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress, or cast into the role of an outsider. However it arrives, wintering is usually involuntary, lonely and deeply painful.'
'Wintering is every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself ... This is truly a beautiful book' Elizabeth Gilbert | Eat, Pray, Love
'A peaceful rebuff to life in fast-forward'
'Her descriptions of swimming in a winter sea are fantastic: the assault of cold water,
its steely embrace, the highs it produces'
Katherine May is an author of fiction and memoir whose previuos titles include The Electricity of Every Living Thing, The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, The 52 Seductions, Burning Out, and Ghosts & Their Uses. Her journalism and essays have appeared in a range of publications including The Times, Good Housekeeping, Aeon and Cosmopolitan.
Previously the Programme Director for Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, Katherine currently works as a literary scout for Lucy Abrahams Literary Scouting and a freelance editor for organisations including Faber Academy and Audible.
She lives in Whitstable where she walks and swims whenever possible.