Come and join formerly local author Sarah Thomas in the ‘Storm in a Teacup’ tent as she reads to us from The Raven’s Nest (Atlantic Books 2022) – her memoir set in Iceland’s otherworldy Westfjords. Written in beautifully vivid prose The Raven’s Nest is a profoundly moving meditation on place, identity and how we might live in an era of environmental disruption. Sarah will give a reading inspired by the Icelandic tradition of kvöldvaka, where you are invited (but not obliged!) to knit, make and mend during the reading. This will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions. 

This event launches the paperback, and we’re especially excited to have her read from it at the festival as she tried out some of her draft chapters on us at ourStoryNights back in the Before Times. 

The Raven’s Nest will be available to purchase and Sarah will be happy to sign copies.

Sarah Thomas is a prize winning author and documentary filmmaker fascinated by people and place, who has lived from the Equator to the Arctic. In 2019, in the final year of a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, she trained in Embodied Storytelling with Jo Blake. Her writing has appeared in Dark Mountain, theGuardian and the anthology Women On Nature edited by Katharine Norbury. Once a Cumbria local, she moved to Scotland for the right to roam and is happiest outdoors, bearing witness to the magic.

Insta: @journeysinbetween