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Thu, 20 Jun


Pickering Book Tree

Wyl Menmuir

Join us for an evening in conversation with award winning author, Wyl Menuir who will guide us through the rich history of our British woodland as encountered through the lives of those who work with trees. We will discuss the beauty and vitality of trees and our relationship with them across time.

Wyl Menmuir
Wyl Menmuir

Time & Location

20 Jun 2024, 19:30

Pickering Book Tree, 43a Market Pl, Pickering YO18 7AL, UK

About the event

Wyl Menmuir is a multi-award winning author based in Cornwall.  His novel, The Many, was nominated for the Booker Prize and his first full-length non fiction book, The Draw of the Sea, won the Roger Deakin Award.  A former journalist, Wyl has written for The Guardian, the BBC and The Observer.

The Heart of the Woods is Wyl's second non-fiction title and it builds upon the themes and interests that run thoughout The Draw of the Sea.  It was written in close collaboration with the makers, crafters, bodgers, and woodsmen and women who have spent their lives working with this most natural of materials.  In doing so, the book offers a compelling insight  into the woodlands that these people know so well.  We encounter the joys and frustrations of working with a living material, and the stories of the craft and skills that result from working with wood.  The Heart of The Woods will delight anyone who enjoys walking among the trees, and anyone who, when lost, has found themselves in the woods.

​Born in Stockport in 1979, Wyl now lives in Cornwall with his wife and two children. He is co-creator of the Cornish writing centre, The Writers’ Block, and works with Arvon Foundation, National Literacy Trust and Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on national literacy programmes, as well as lecturer in creative writing at Falmouth University.

​When he is not writing or teaching writing, Wyl enjoys messing around in boats.


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