The Sea Around Us, Rachel Carson Community Reading Discussions

Sep 8, 2020 | Blog, Events

Book now to discuss your experience of reading The Sea Around Us in an outdoors estuary-side location or an online discussion with other readers, researchers and scientists. Events take place around the estuary and online on 17 September and 20 September, 2020.

About these Events

People around the Exe Estuary have been taking part in our summer read of Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us, in partnership with Devon Libraries and Libraries Unlimited. Join other readers for an informal discussion to share your experience of and reflections on reading The Sea Around Us. Did reading the book have an impact on how you see the ocean and estuary? Do you think this book still has relevance today? Is there anything you were surprised by or are curious about?

We will be joined by researchers and scientists from the Marine Biological Association and University of Exeter who will join in the conversations and may be able to respond to any questions you have.

The two outdoors events are situated one on each side of the estuary. At The Turf Hotel on Sunday 20 September, a key site in the estuary’s trading history situated between the Exeter Ship Canal and the estuary and The Lookout on Thursday 17 September, a residence with a beautifully landscaped garden on the site of a old mussel processing factory in Lympstone.  Both live events have limited numbers of participants and are observing social distancing guidelines.  The online event , on Sunday 20 September will include small ‘breakout’ sessions where you will get the chance to discuss the book in small groups so that everyone gets the chance to contribute.

Booking is through EVENTBRITE. Please follow these links for more details on each event and location and to book a place:

17 September, 5.30-7pm, The Lookout, Lympstone
20 September, 10.30-12noon, The Turf Hotel
20 September, 6.00-7.30pm, Online

Numbers are extremely limited on the live events so only book a place if you are clear that you are able to attend.  Please read the event details carefully if you are coming. Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. 

Short videos are already coming in of people reading their favourite passages from the book while filming the estuary. we would love you to send in yours:

Make a short video or voice sound recording of your favourite passage or paragraph from the book while filming any aspect of the estuary in landscape format on your phone. Allow a few seconds silence at the beginning and end of the clip and make sure it isn’t too windy otherwise we won’t be able to hear you. You could get a friend to help! Send to: info@tidelines.uk
To see a submitted video see the bookreading page

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If you can’t come to any of the events send in any reflections or questions that have arisen from reading the book to info@tidelines.uk. We can put some of your questions to our participating researchers. After the events we aim to post recordings of the discussions.

Our next event: Creative Mapping of the Exe workshop in partnership with the Thelma Hulbert Gallery on the weekend of 26/27 September. This event is for family groups.

Remember you can send in your Exe estuary map, Letter to the Sea , Almanac entryor questions about the Exe at any time.

Bye for now!

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