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Waymaking: An Anthology of Women’s Adventure Writing, Poetry and Art

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH


Books about being active in the outdoors have been largely dominated by male writing.  We are delighted to celebrate the publication of Waymaking,  published by Vertebrate Publishing and edited by Helen Mort, Claire Carter, Heather Dawe and Camilla Barnard.  For this event we are delighted to welcome:

Camilla Barnard editor at VP Publishing and artist

Ruth Wiggins  poet, blogger (Mudpath,)  hiker

Genevieve Carver  poet and surfer and musician


This book is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.

Published in 1961, Gwen Moffat’s Space Below My Feet tells the story of a woman who shirked the conventions of society and chose to live a life in the mountains. Some years later in 1977, Nan Shepherd published The Living Mountain, her prose bringing each contour of the Cairngorm mountains to life. These pioneering women set a precedent for a way of writing about wilderness that isn’t about conquering landscapes, reaching higher, harder or faster, but instead about living and breathing alongside them, becoming part of a larger adventure.  The artists in this inspired collection continue Gwen and Nan’s legacies, redressing the balance of gender in outdoor adventure literature.

Tickets on the door, £3.00, includes refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham