Smokehole: Looking to the Wild in the Time of the Spyglass – Martin ShawEvent Website
Smokehole: Looking to the Wild in the Time of the Spyglass – Martin Shaw Brendon Books Taunton Wed 3 Nov 2021, 7:00PM – 8:30PM Tickets: 01823 337742 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/brendonbooks
‘With potent, lyrical language and a profound knowledge of storytelling, Shaw encourages and illuminates the mythic in our own lives. He is a modern-day bard’. Madeline Miller, author of Circe and The Song of Achilles.
At a time when we are all confronted by not one, but many crossroads in our modern lives – identity, technology, trust, love, politics and a global pandemic – celebrated mythologist and wilderness guide Martin Shaw delivers Smoke Hole: three metaphors to help us understand our world, one that is assailed by the seductive promises of social media and shadowed by a health crisis that has brought loneliness and isolation to an all-time high. We are losing our sense of direction, our sense of self.
We have “networks”, not communities. Smoke Hole is a passionate call to arms and an invitation to use these stories to face the complexities of contemporary life, from fake news, parenthood, climate crises, addictive technology and more. Martin asks that we journey together, and let these stories be our allies, that we breathe deeper, feel steadier and become acquainted with rapture.