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Into the Wilds: A Climate and Nature Writing Panel – Book Week Scotland 14 Nov, 2023

Join us on 14th November at 7pm for our Into the Wilds: A Climate and Nature Writing Panel, online

We’re excited to present our panel for Book Week Scotland 2023: Into the Wilds: A Climate and Nature Writing Panel 

Please be mindful when booking. This is a session for Black writers & writers of colour* based in Scotland (or who, pre-COVID, would normally be resident in Scotland). 

The panel will take place will take place online on 14th November at 7pm.

Join us for an hour-long thought-provoking discussion followed by a brief Q&A on exploring wildness and writing about climate and climate justice. We’ll discuss how writing can be a powerful tool to build more awareness around climate and our relationship to our environment. Writers Gauri Raje and Roshni Gallagher will share their experience on connecting with nature, how it can inspire us to take action, and how powerful language can be in helping our planet. Nailah King will be chairing. 

Tickets are free, or Pay What You Can.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Read on below to learn more about our panelists


Gauri Raje is a storyteller, anthropologist and a migrant to the UK. She works multilingually, recognising the cadences of English spoken in different cultures. She tells folk tales, fairy tales and myths from non-European parts of the world.

She also works extensively with biographical storytelling, especially with vulnerable adults and in the outdoors. Much of her community based work has been focused among migrants and the diaspora communities to the UK and among theatre persons, writers, charity workers, universities, teachers and students in India.

Image of a South Asian/mixed woman with long black hair and a black top, looking off to the left and standing in front of dark green foliage.

Roshni Gallagher is a poet from Leeds living in Edinburgh. She is a winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2022 and the Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award 2022. Her debut pamphlet Bird Cherry is published by Verve Poetry Press. She writes about nature, memory, and quietness.

Twitter/instagram @Roshni Gallagher  

Nailah King is the Communications and Admin Manager for SBWN, and is a Canadian writer now living in Scotland. Her work has been published in Feels Zine, GUTS Magazine, The Humber Literary Review, This Magazine, Transition Magazine and Carousel Magazine. 

The details

  • There is a max of 25 spaces.
  • This event will be hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent to participants closer to the date).
  • The event includes a 10-min comfort break.
  • The event will be recorded for SBWN members who cannot make the event live. Please email to request access.
  • Our events are very popular and have a waitlist. If you have registered for a ticket but then are unable to attend, please do let us know so we can offer it to another person on the waitlist. Thank you!
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.


  • Events are hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent 2 days before each event or can be accessed via the Eventbrite Online Event page).
  • Automatic captioning is available to each individual participant on Zoom. BSL interpretation will be provided. If you require audio description, please let us know during registration, and we will do our best to provide this subject to interpreter availability.
  • Please add any access requirements to the registration form.
  • We now have data (£7) and caregiver/childcare bursaries (£30) for participants on low incomes – please email us at if you will need a bursary to attend, and we’ll do our best to help. 

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading, supported by Creative Scotland and SLIC. This year features a blended programme of events and activities for all ages. Find out more and see what’s on here.

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