Writing About Place

Panel Discussion with Karen Lloyd & Zoë Dawes

Chaired by Ron Creer

12 noon – 1:30pm @ Ashburner House, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH :: Ticketed Event £5

Poets, authors and bloggers have been captivated by the beauty of the area in which we live and been inspired to capture it in words and pictures. This discussion brings together two award-winning writers.

Karen Lloyd is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry. Her first book, ‘The Gathering Tide; A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay’ contains writing on land, landscape and memory. It won Eric Robson’s Striding Edge Productions Prize for Place and was runner up at The Lakeland Book of the Year Awards 2016. Her second book, ‘The Blackbird Diaries’, is published in November. Karen also writes for The Guardian Country Diary and BBC Countryfile magazine.


Zoë Dawes encourages people to look at the world with new eyes through her blog ‘The Quirky Traveller’ where she shares her travels in the UK and overseas, telling stories about culture, history, food and drink, nature and tradition with a dash of the unusual. Zoë has worked in Greece and the Far East where she developed a life-long passion for travel. She regularly appears on TV and radio, gives talks on her adventures and runs training on travel writing, digital marketing and public speaking.


Ashburner House is wheelchair accessible, but there might be a problem with wider chairs – please contact us in advance to discuss your requirements – shaun@daltonlitfest.org or 07743 822114

There is disabled parking near venues but if you need assistance phone Shaun on 07743 822114 to arrange a volunteer to meet you to help out.