Human and Beyond: Writing With Birds
How can writing change the way we see the natural world? What stories do you have to tell about wildlife in your area? What’s the difference between a bird’s eye view and a map?
Join experts from the arts and sciences at Bangor University for a unique creative writing workshop on Llandudno’s West Shore Beach and Llandudno Museum. The nature diaries of the late Dr Paul Whalley, recently acquired by Bangor University Archives, are an extraordinary lifetime’s record of observation of birds and weather, much of it focused on north Wales and especially the Orme. Scientists, artists and writers from the University have researched on the diaries and the different ways in which they might help us to think about landscapes of the past and present.
This free, public event will feature poetry readings, a creative writing workshop in the company of other species, and the chance to contribute to an augmented reality map of the area.
Meet at West Shore Car Park and continue in Llandudno Museum
Llandudno Museum, 17-19 Gloddaeth Street
The event will begin outside with a walk from the West Shore Car Park. Bring sturdy, waterproof footwear and clothing. The first part of the event will include walking on uneven terrain for about an hour, and is not suitable for those with restricted mobility. The second part, from 14:45 onwards, will take place in Llandudno Museum, which is fully accessible. If any plans need to be modified because of weather, participants will be contacted via Eventbrite, at the email address with which they registered.
This event is part of Bangor University's Festival Hub.