The Lost Spells: Jackie Morris
Saturday 13th March 7:30pm
The Lost Spells is the highly anticipated companion to 2017’s bestselling The Lost Words, which was described by the Guardian as a ‘cultural phenomenon’. The winner of numerous prizes, the first book has spawned a huge range of creative projects and responses which spans exhibitions of original artwork, gifting initiatives for schools and folk music recitals.
In this not to be missed event, Jackie Morris will discuss this next stage of her creative partnership with Robert Macfarlane, the process of creating The Lost Spells and the importance of our relationship with the natural world which underpins the book.
Jackie will be in conversation with award winning author Nicola Davies. This event is suitable for families, illustration enthusiasts and nature lovers of all ages.
Jackie Morris lives in Wales where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. Jackie exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her bestselling picture books include Mrs Noah’s Pockets and Lord of the Forest. Jackie devised the idea and illustrated the Kate Greenaway Medal winning and British Book Award winner, The Lost Words.
Nicola Davies has been fascinated by animals from the moment she could walk into the garden watching ants and worms. Nicola has written over 50 books for children and the School Library Association awarded her for her outstanding contribution to information books. Nicola is a passionate advocate for illustration and was made Professor of Practice by Swansea University in 2019.