#WigtownWednesdays | Leonie Charlton ~ 21 October 2020

In conversation with Jenny Niven

12 October 2020

Leonie Charlton ~ Marram

Wednesday 21 October
7pm, via Zoom


Join Leonie Charlton for a conversation with Jenny Niven about her debut, Marram: Memories of Sea and Spider-Silk.

From the southern tip of Barra to the ancient stone circle of Callanish, Leonie and her friend Shuna ride off the beaten tracks on their beloved Highland ponies, Ross and Chief. In deeply poetic prose, she describes not only the beauties of the Hebridean landscape, its spare, penetrating light and its people, but also confronts the ghost of her mother and their fractured relationship.

About the author: Leonie Charlton travelled extensively as a child, living in England, Africa, Wales and Scotland. She has worked as a cowgirl in Australia, an English teacher in Japan, and her degree in Hispanic Studies took her to Catalonia for two years. Marram is her first full length book although her fiction and poetry have appeared widely in magazines.