The Wildlife Trusts are hosting a three-day online summer extravaganza – including an impressive line-up of nature-loving writers, all sharing just how much they are inspired by the wild – at a new literary event on YouTube, Friday 18 June.
- Lucy Jones is a journalist and author, regularly writing for BBC Earth, The Guardian and the Independent. Her second book, Losing Eden: Why our Minds Need The Wild, explores the relationship between the natural world and the human psyche.
- Brigit Strawbridge-Howard is a bee advocate, wildlife gardener and naturalist. Her book, Dancing with Bees – a journey back to nature, is a charming and eloquent account of her return to noticing and reconnecting with the natural world.
- Adam Nicolson is a journalist and author of books on history, landscape and nature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland and the author of books including The Seabird’s Cry.
- Lamorna Ash is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement and author of Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town, a captivating, lyrical and revealing portrait of life in a Cornish fishing port.
- Alice Vincent is features editor at Penguin Books, having previously worked as a writer and editor on the arts desk of the Telegraph. Alice’s books include How To Grow Stuff and Rootbound, a memoir and botanical guide.
The online event will be hosted by Craig Bennett, chief executive of The Wildlife Trusts, and guest judge for The Wainwright Prize which celebrates the best in nature writing.