Thursday 22 April 2021 | 12:30pm

Martin Shaw & Jay Griffiths: Looking to the Wild

Thursday 22 April 2021 | 12:30pm

Martin Shaw & Jay Griffiths: Looking to the Wild

£6.00 - Single event ticket
£35.00£50.00 - Festival Pass
Jay Griffiths and Martin Shaw share concerns about the threats to our existence – the climate crisis, misogyny, racism, fascism, addictive technology, and fake news amongst them. Part of the Baillie Gifford Non-fiction Series

Jay Griffiths (Why Rebel) and Martin Shaw (Smoke Hole) share concerns about the threats to our existence – the climate crisis, misogyny, racism, fascism, addictive technology, and fake news amongst them. “Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars, and they are lining up now to write rebellion across the skies”. Today they share their personal manifestos to help us face the complexities of modern life. Guiding them in what is sure to be a fascinating conversation and call to arms is writer and performer Helena Fox.

Author Biographies

Dr Martin Shaw is an acclaimed teacher of myth. Author of the award-winning Mythteller trilogy (A Branch from the Lightning TreeSnowy TowerScatterlings), he founded the Oral Tradition and Mythic Life courses at Stanford University, and is director of the Westcountry School of Myth in the UK. For  twenty years, Shaw has been a wilderness rites of passage guide, working with at-risk youth, those who are unwell, and returning veterans, as well as many women and men seeking a deeper life. His translations of Gaelic poetry and folklore (with Tony Hoagland) have been published in Orion MagazinePoetry InternationalKenyon ReviewPoetry magazine, and the Mississippi Review. Shaw’s most recent books include The Night WagesCinderbiterWolf Milk, and Courting the Wild Twin to name a few. His essay and conversation with Ai Weiwei on myth and migration were released by the Marciano Arts foundation. 

Jay Griffiths is the author of Tristimania: A Diary of Manic Depression; Wild: An Elemental JourneyPip Pip: A Sideways Look at TimeA Love Letter from a Stray Moon; and Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape. She won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award for the best new non-fiction writer in the USA and the Orion Book Award. She has also been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and a World Book Day award.  

Helena Fox (chair) is a writer, performer, and drag artist, performing as King Hoberon. She created and co-wrote the award-winning original musical Rust and is one of the writers on the 2020–1 Ignite Radio Programme. In 2019, she came second at Man Up!, Europe’s largest drag king competition. Helena has performed in venues across the UK. 

About this event

Event information  This event will be available to buy and watch on demand until 2 May
Event duration This event will last for 60 minutes
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Part of the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Series