Join us for a creative conversation in the woods of Exmoor, with writer Rob Cowen, artist Catherine Hyde and poet Jane Lovell…
Join us for a relaxed afternoon, walking in the woods of Dulverton with three creatives who pay close heed to the environment, weaving their thoughtful and sensitive observations within their work to share with others.
Catherine Hyde trained in Fine Art Painting at Central School of Art in London and is renowned for her atmospheric and symbolic work. Seven Fables has worked closely with Catherine for many years, and it has been an absolute delight for us, and our customers to watch her work evolve and to see her creative wings unfurl to include the written word.
Rob Cowen’s debut, Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild won the 2012 Society of Authors’ Roger Deakin Award. Common Ground, his second book is recognised as a seminal and genre-defying work redefining writing on people and place. His most recent publication The Heeding, marked his debut as a poet and became a bestselling book of poetry in 2021.
Jane Lovell is an award-winning poet whose work focuses on our relationship with the planet and its wildlife. She recently won the 2022 RIALTO Nature & Place Competition with her poem Blame the Fox. 2020 saw her winning The Ginkgo Prize and 2018 The Wigtown Poetry Prize. Jane also writes for Dark Mountain and Photographers Against Wildlife Crime.
There will be a book signing opportunity either in the woods or when we return to Seven Fables, and you may purchase titles by all three speakers on the day or in advance – do contact us. Ticket price includes a £5.00 voucher which may be redeemed against titles by Catherine Hyde, Rob Cowen and Jane Lovell.
A level of walking fitness is required, please wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately as we will still venture out if it is raining. Bring a drink and a snack to enjoy, and most importantly something to keep your bottom dry as we will find a mossy cushion or log to sit on!