An evening with writer Anita Sethi

Anita Sethi Walking in the Pennines - George Torode

  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA*

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Enjoy an evening with writer Anita Sethi as she shares her memoir I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain, includes a reading and Q and A session with Helen Chaloner, Chief Executive of Literature Works, the South West’s regional literature development agency.  

In this event Anita will reveal more about her book and how Songlines feature in her narrative. Join us as we discuss Anita’s contemporary response to Bruce Chatwin’s 1987 book The Songlines and her work in the fields of nature writing and memoir.

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth*
Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Tickets: standard £6 / concessions £4  

Free for University of Plymouth students as part of SPiA (Student Participation in Arts).

*In the event of a change in social distancing guidelines, or any other unforeseen circumstances, this event may be delivered online.  

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About Anita Sethi  

Anita Sethi was born in Manchester, UK. Her new book, I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain is the first in her nature writing trilogy, published by Bloomsbury. I Belong Here has been described as "a thing of beauty" by the Sunday Times, "a memoir of rare power" by the Guardian, and as ‘a magnificent and redemptive achievement’ by The Bookseller. Her writing has also appeared in anthologies including Common People, The Wild Isles and Women on Nature. She has written for The Guardian, Observer, i, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Vogue, BBC Wildlife and appeared on various BBC radio features.

Twitter: @anitasethi

About Helen Chaloner  

Helen worked as a publishing PR in London before moving to Devon and becoming National Director of Arvon, which is known for its residential creative writing courses. From there she went to Farms for City Children, a charity connecting inner city school children to the countryside through a week on a working farm. She has been Chief Executive of Literature Works since 2017. You can find out more about Literature Works on their website:

Twitter: @litworksceo / @LitWorks 

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