Open Mountain: Inclusion and Connection is a new voice in mountain and outdoor literature. A panel discussion with performance prose and poetry, our event will showcase people under-represented in the outdoors.
Following an open call for submissions, we showcased 5 selected pieces of written work. We have welcomed submissions from low-income and working-class writers, writers from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities, LGBTQ+ writers and disabled writers.
Supported by the John Muir Trust, Join Polly Atkin, Anita Sethi and Kate Davis discuss ‘Open Mountain'. An event that will raise questions about who is allowed in or shut out of particular places and conversations about those places, and why. We want to change those conversations.
The mountain is open to everyone.
About Kendal Mountain Literature Festival
Our literature festival is a chance to explore and celebrate our relationship and connection with landscape, nature, people, and place. We want to bring all that imagination and experience; whether embodied or virtual, to provoke, inspire, and ensure the survival of wilderness and creativity. Our diverse programme of events features some of the UK’s foremost authors of nature, landscape and mountain literature.