Bestselling authors, Raynor Winn and Catrina Davies will discuss their recent memoirs, each of which recounts a personal experience of homelessness. Grappling with class, economics, mental health and nature, these moving and inspiring stories shine a light on the country-wide housing crisis.
‘Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed’, by Catrina Davies, takes us from her decision to leave a rented box-room in Bristol to the realities of turning a tiny, dilapidated shed in her childhood home of West Penwith into a home of her own.
Raynor Winn’s acclaimed book, ‘The Salt Path’, begins just days after she learned that her husband was terminally ill and they lost both their home and their livelihood. With nothing left, they made the impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the South West Coast Path.
Catrina and Raynor will be in conversation with Colin Midson, curator of the Word Nights series at CAST.
Free admission, all welcome. CAST Café food from 6pm, something hot and something sweet from £7.50. The talk will begin at 7pm.