Quay Words presents Anita Sethi: A reading from I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain

  • Exeter Custom House
  • August 11
  • 18:30 - 19:30
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Quay Words is  to be joined by Anita Sethi, who will be reading from her work I Belong Here, a journey of reclamation through the natural landscapes of the North, brilliantly exploring identity, nature, place and belonging. The reading will be followed by a conversation with Literature Works CEO Helen Chaloner and questions from the audience.

You can purchase a copy of Anita’s book, I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain here.

Anita Sethi was born in Manchester, UK. Her new book, I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain is the first in her nature writing trilogy, published by Bloomsbury. I Belong Here has been described as “a thing of beauty” by the Sunday Times“a memoir of rare power” by the Guardian, and as ‘a magnificent and redemptive achievement’ by The Bookseller. Her writing has also appeared in anthologies including Common PeopleThe Wild Isles and Women on Nature. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, i, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Vogue, BBC Wildlife and appeared on various BBC radio programmes. Twitter: @anitasethi @ibelong_here.

Photo credit: Toby Rhind-Tutt

This event will be in-person at Exeter Custom House as well as live-streamed. This is an opportunity to be part of a small, socially distanced live audience at the Custom House, for an in-person ticket click ‘Book now’ to book your ticket. We will be following Government guidance to ensure the event is Covid-19 secure.

This event is also available to stream free of charge. Save your seat here to watch from home.

We will be following social distancing guidance during this event, including a two metre distancing rule, provision of hand sanitiser and a clearly marked one-way system. Exeter Custom House requires that face coverings are worn when inside the building.

This event is going to be filmed for live broadcast on Crowdcast. You may appear on screen. Please only book if you are happy with this.

Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis. Please only book if you intend to be part of the invited audience on 11th August.

Please provide your full name, email address and phone number when booking. We can accommodate free tickets for carers or personal assistants if needed. Please email us on customhouse@literatureworks.org.uk after booking to let us know if you would like to book one of these tickets.

Book with confidence, any changes in guidance that prevent the event from going ahead in person will result in a refund of the ticket price and the event will take place digitally.