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Yorkshire writer event at NYMNP in June

  • The Moors National Park Centre Lodge Lane Danby, YO21 2NB United Kingdom (map)

In partnership with Ryedale Book Festival, the National Park is very excited to be welcoming award-winning local author, Rob Cowan, to The National Park Visitor Centre, Danby where he will be talking about his work at an event 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on 19 June.

Sally Smith, Events and Exhibition Coordinator at the National Park said:” With the spectacular backdrop of the countryside, the Visitor Centre provides the perfect place for Rob to share his work. We’re so pleased to be working with Ryedale Book Festival to bring this event to visitors and are really looking forward to working together on future projects.”

Blurring the boundaries of memoir, natural history and novel, Rob’s book, entitled Common Ground, offers nothing less than an enthralling new way of writing about nature and our experiences within it. We encounter the edge-land’s inhabitants in immersive, kaleidoscopic detail as their voices and visions rise from the fields and woods: beasts, insects, plants and people – the beggars, sages and lovers across the ages.

Book Festival Director, Sarah Tyson, added:” Anyone who marvels at the natural world is in for a treat and should not miss this opportunity to meet Rob and enjoy his stories in such a wonderful setting. We’re delighted to be working with the National Park as the North York Moors are the perfect place for Rob’s event – right in the heart of the nature.”

Sarah suggests, “Why not plan a midsummer ramble in the National Park on Sunday 19 June and aim to arrive at The Moors National Park Centre at 2:00 pm for refreshments, this unique chance to hear Nick and ask him to sign a copy of his book for you?”

Rob Cowan is an award-winning journalist and writer and an author of regular columns on nature and travel for the Independent, Independent on Sunday and the Telegraph. Described by the Guardian as ‘one of the UK’s most exciting nature writers’ he previously received the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors for his first book Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild (2012).

Anyone interested in attending the event, which is £5.00 per person, is asked to visit Or telephone 01439 772738. Advanced booking advised.