Meander Reading Group – October

3 October 2017

Meander Reading Group

Hospitalfield’s monthly reading group, (re)discovering texts that explore walking from multiple perspectives. From fiction, to poetry, to prose, to cultural geography and history, the Meander Reading Group will enjoy and examine texts that excite, inspire, and challenge our ideas about walking. Open to all abilities, the group is a great way to encourage an existing interest or discover a new one. Together we will explore the landscapes of our imaginations away from the wind and the rain.


Dates: First Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – 6:30pm. Beginning 3rd October 2017.

Booking: free but ticketed, please book line here or call Hospitalfield on 01241 656 124.

Location: Hospitalfield House, tea and coffee provided.

Book for October

Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain – “a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Shepherd’s knowledge of the natural world… Drawing on different perspectives of the mountain environment, Shepherd makes the familiar strange and the strange awe-inspiring.” (Google Books)

Nan Shepherd (11 February 1893 – 23 February 1981) was a Scottish novelist and poet. The Scottish landscape and weather played a major role in her novels and provided the focus for her poetry. Shepherd also wrote one non-fiction book on hill walking, based on her experiences in the Cairngorms. Shepherd was a lecturer of English at the Aberdeen College of Education for most of her working life.


Copies of the first part of the text will be provided, and going forward the group will select texts that they wish to explore. 

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