If you are interested in hosting author Jay Griffiths at your event, please contact her representative.
Jay is the subject of Aaron Millar’s Podcast, Armchair Explorer, in which she discusses some of the tales of the journeys she made to write ‘Wild: An Elemental Journey’ (published as ‘Savage Grace’ in the USA)
In July 2022, Little Toller will publish ‘Nemesis, My Friend: Journeys Through the Turning Times’ by Jay Griffiths.
This book tracks the turning light of the day and seasons, an almanac of the turning times. Beginning in night and winter, it moves to dawn and spring, then noon and summer and finally evening and autumn. Set partly at the author’s home in Wales, the book journeys more widely, searching for a dead father in Prague, listening to the Sky-Grandmothers of Mexican myth and staying with the people of West Papua who, when they know they will fall over laughing, lie down first.
It asks: what is the real gift of Nemesis and why is she so misjudged? Why should flowers be prescribed as medicine? What do male zebra finches dream of? Where do the sands of time run fastest, and how is that connected to the age of anxiety?
It explores the dawn chorus; the tradition of sacred hospitality; dust from the time before the sun even existed; the twilight time of the trickster and the daily rituals of morning. In all of these it asks: why does light, through the hours of the day and the seasons of the year, affect us? Because light is how we think.
From June 6th to 11th, 2022, Jay Griffiths and Tom Bullough will tutor a writing course titled ‘A Grammar of Animacy’, for non-fiction and fiction writers working on subjects in the living, natural world. If you are interested in this course, please book through the Arvon website.
Jay will be speaking at the Hay Winter Festival about the book ‘Gifts of Gravity and Light’ which she has contributed to. The event will be chaired by Anita Roy, the editor of ‘Gifts of Gravity and Light’ which explores the seasons of the year through a variety of writers’ experiences.
The Bookseller’s conference, Futurebook, will feature Jay Griffiths in a panel on the theme of ‘Hearts and minds: our role in engaging readers’. The discussion will feature the necessity of public engagement around the climate crisis.
Jay Griffiths will give a talk at the Stroud Book Festival in the evening of November 4th, 2021.
Jay Griffiths will tutor an online writing course through Schumacher College in Devon.
The course is titled: ‘Audacity, Passion and Politics in the Written Word’.
There will be workshops and one-to-one tutorials.
Read Jay Griffiths’s account of being arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion actions in April, 2019 in the new Extinction Rebellion Handbook, This is Not a Drill.
Read the essential Extinction Rebellion vision statement, “Why We Rebel“, curated by Jay Griffiths with the XR UK Vision team.
Jay Griffiths and Mike Parker will tutor a writing course at the Arvon Centre at Totleigh Barton.
The course is titled: ‘ Outspoken Non-Fiction’.
There will be workshops and one-to-one tutorials as well as readings by both tutors and a guest reader, Laura Coleman.
Jay Griffiths is tutoring a residential writing course at the Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank, June 8th to 13th, 2020.
Jay usually teaches one week-long residential course per year. To check forthcoming courses, please visit: https://www.arvon.org/