Simon Moreton joins us to talk about his work as a writer and artist, which explores local and family histories, current events, and our relationship to the places we live in. He’ll speak about finding strange connections between the past and present, how our small life stories seem to connect to bigger themes, and what it means to find our sense of identity in the landscapes we inhabit. He’ll be talking about his recent book WHERE? as well as his new project, Now is the Time to Know Everything.
More about WHERE?
WHERE? (https://www.littletoller.co.uk/shop/books/little-toller/where-by-simon-moreton/) (Little Toller, 2021) is a work of creative non-fiction that combines prose, comics, photos, found archival text, drawings and more. It is about growing up in the countryside in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the death of the author’s father in 2017, and the history of a big hill called Titterstone Clee that the author’s family lived beneath in south Shropshire.
About the speaker
Simon Moreton (https://simon-moreton.co.uk/) is an artist and author. He draws and writes about memory, identity, and our relationship to the histories of the places we live in. His latest book WHERE?, was published by Little Toller in 2021 and he has recently self published (https://smoo.bigcartel.com/category/palimpsest) works on Alfred Watkins and the English landscape and British national identity. He is Associate Professor of Creative Economies (https://people.uwe.ac.uk/Person/SimonMoreton) at UWE Bristol, working to support equitable futures for cultural and creative work.
All welcome- this seminar is free to attend, but advance registration is required.