ON THE EDGE: EXPLORING THE ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING OF ROBERT MACFARLANE.

Thursday 6 May, 2021: Seminar with Andy Jurgis

Popular literature tutor Andy Jurgis returns with a fascinating exploration of innovative writer and poet Robert Macfarlane.

Robert Macfarlane is one of the most exciting contemporary writers on the environment. Join this seminar for a discussion of a range of his works including ground-breaking books The Wild Places, The Old Ways and Landmarks, alongside his remarkable latest book Underland.

We’ll also refer to his very popular book for children The Lost Words with its musical companion piece – the Spell Songs book and CD. In keeping with the festival theme, we’ll be considering the significance of some of Macfarlane’s own ‘Edgelands’: including the ‘Edgelands’ glossary in Landmarks and the chapter ‘The Edge’ in Underland.

Andy Jurgis is an adult education organiser for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and lecturer in literature for University of Liverpool Continuing Education. Andy combines a keen interest in nature and the countryside with contemporary environmental writing.

Place: Frodsham Community Centre
Time: Thursday 6 May, 2021, 10.30am
Tickets: £8, including tea/coffee

Lost Words - Robert Macfarlane
Robert MacFarlane. Photo courtesy of Angus Muir
Andy Jurgis
Andy Jurgis