An evening of reading and mending with author Sarah Thomas

Friday 9th December 2022
18:00 at Waterstones, Kendal

An evening of reading and mending with author Sarah Thomas

Join us for an evening with author Sarah Thomas, as we discuss her extraordinary ecological memoir, The Raven’s Nest, set in Iceland's Westfjords region. 

The evening is inspired by the Icelandic tradition of kvöldvaka, where on farms in the winter months when the early darkness brought outdoor work to a close, households would gather indoors in one small room - their shared living quarters. By the light of a single fish oil lamp they would continue the necessary work of knitting and mending while someone read aloud to them. That way, even through deepest poverty, a society of book lovers flourished.

We welcome you to bring your knitting, crochet and embroidery or just sit back and be transported into an evening of meditation and relaxation

Further details: 01593741771

Kendal Waterstones, Kendal
Friday 9th December 2022

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