Kendal Mountain Book Festival 2022

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Kendal Mountain Book Festival
Manni and Reuben Coe present their new book brother. do. you. love. me. at Kendal Mountain Book Festival 2022. Image courtesy of Kendal Mountain Book Festival.

Kendal Mountain Book Festival, 17–20 November 2022, from £6.00 - Book now

Kendal Mountain Book Festival runs alongside the hugely successful and multi award-winning Kendal Mountain Festival each year. Running for four days this November, the Book Festival has grown in popularity year after year.

Celebrate the very best in nature and mountain literature.

Bringing together thousands of adventure seekers to share their experiences and celebrate the very best in nature and mountain literature, this year’s Book Festival promises a long weekend of inspiration, discussion and creativity. For 2022, our friends at Kendal Mountain Festival have curated a packed programme of events – we have a feeling this year’s Book Festival could be the best one yet.

Literary lovers can expect to hear from journalist Patrick Barkham and his lifetime’s work documenting a fascinating and ever-changing account of contemporary wildlife. Eclectic and exhilarating, hear about Barkham’s thrilling experiences of Norwegian wolves, protests against the HS2 railway, the Iraq war, peregrine falcons and Britain’s last lion tamer. Meanwhile, biologist and author Amy Jane Beer will share her passion for the natural world as she discusses the mythological enchantment of Britain’s rivers. Further highlights of the festival include an urgent and insightful talk by writer Sophie Pavelle on her low-carbon journey across Britain to find out more about the animals and the habitats threatened by climate change.

Brimming with events that explore our natural world through words, music and poetry.

In addition to this truly inspirational programme of events, we love that the festival strives to celebrate the stories of previously underrepresented writers. This year’s edition of the festival will champion the work of brothers Manni and Reuben Coe. Their new book brother. do. you. love. me. is a brilliant true story of hope, resilience and expression. Reuben, who has Down syndrome, had been living in a specialised home for adults with learning disabilities and was isolated from his friends and family. The story explores ideas around repair, the bonds of brotherhood and the landscapes that we love.

Brimming with events that explore our natural world through words, music and poetry, Kendal Mountain Book Festival should be top of the list for lovers of nature writing and avid explorers everywhere.

Kendal Mountain Book Festival

17–20 November 2022
From £6.00