The Jay, The Beech, and the Limpetshell

  • Date and time: Tuesday 20 June 2023, 4.00pm
  • Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus

Event details

Join writer Richard Smyth for a reading and discussion of his memoir, The Jay, The Beech, and the Limpetshell.

Through different objects discovered on their wanderings – a beech leaf, a jay feather, a limpetshell – Smyth examines his own past as well as that of the early natural historians, weaving together history, memoir, and environmentalism to form a new kind of nature writing: one that asks both what we have lost, and what we have yet to find.

Writers at York event.

Richard Smyth