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Derby Book Festival - Katherine May: Wintering

06 Nov 2021
Katherine May

First published in February 2020 in a very different world, Katherine May’s Wintering resonated with so many people during lockdown when we had more time to contemplate our world and slow down in ways we had never foreseen or chosen.  

Wintering is a beautiful love letter to the cyclical nature of our lives and shows us how to embrace those moments where we drop out of life and hibernate for a while.  

The origin of Katherine’s book came about for very different reasons than a global pandemic.  Katherine recounts her own year-long journey through winter, sparked by a sudden illness in her family that plunged her into a time of uncertainty and seclusion. When life felt at its most frozen, she managed to find strength and inspiration from the incredible wintering experiences of others as well as from the remarkable transformations that nature makes to survive the cold.

This beautiful, perspective-shifting memoir teaches us to draw from the healing powers of the natural world and to embrace the winters of our own lives.  

A special gift edition of Wintering has been published in time for Christmas. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are planning to buy an in-person ticket for Katherine May's event, please note that she is now unable to join us in Derby, as she is unwell. She will do a Zoom event instead, which will be live-streamed into the Cinema at QUAD at 2pm. There will still be a book stall selling copies of Katherine's books, 'Wintering' and 'The Electricity of Every Living Thing'. We are offering a 10% discount on sales of these books at the event.

Tickets: £10

A live stream of this event can be booked at this page.