Hosted by Anita Sethi, renowned writer and journalist


Date: Saturday 21 NovemberTime: 10am - 12 noonPrice: £22.00

Explore how to observe and describe the natural world.

For the first time, our Literature Festival will be hosting a virtual 2 hr introductory session to nature writing by tutor Anita Sethi. The relationship between people and place, landscape, wildlife, climate change, natural history and more can all be explored within nature writing.

This will be a small, personal and engaging session with limited places.

About Anita Sethi

Anita Sethi was born in Manchester, UK and is an award-winning writer, journalist and critic. She is the author of I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain (Bloomsbury, Spring 2021), the first in her nature writing trilogy, to be followed by Nocturne (Bloomsbury, 2022) and Forces (Bloomsbury, 2024).

She is forthcoming in the anthology Women on Nature edited by Katharine Norbury, and has been published in the Seasons nature writing anthology edited by Melissa Harrison, Common People, Seaside Special: Postcards from the Edge, We Mark Your Memory, Solstice Shorts among others.

She has written for national and international newspapers and magazines including the Guardian and Observer, the i paper, Independent, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC Wildlife, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, New Statesman, Granta, Times Literary Supplement and BBC Travel among others. In broadcasting she has appeared as a guest critic and commentator, panellist and co-presenter on several channels including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, the World Service, and ABC Australia.

Visit Anita's website

Follow Anita on Twitter

Open Mountain, part of the Literature Festival

A new voice in mountain and outdoor literature, showcasing people under-represented in the outdoors. Following our open call for submissions, we will be presenting pieces of written work as selected by our judges: Poets Polly Atkin and Kate Davis and author and journalist Anita Sethi. We have welcomed submissions from low-income and working class writers, writers from ethnic, cultural and religious communities, LGBTQ+ writers and disabled writers.

© Kendal Mountain Festival 2023