In Conversation with Writer Natasha Carthew

  • When? 24 April 2023 - 24 April 2023 , 19:00 - 20:00
  • Where? Online
Graphic from the cover of UNDER CURRENT by author Natasha Carthew, a painted blue canvas background with yellow text imposed atop it

The University of Wolverhampton is delighted to be hosting this in-conversation panel event.

Dr Lisa Blower and Dr Rob Francis will chat to award winning writer, Natasha Carthew about her recently published memoir, Undercurrent. They'll explore ideas and expressions of class in literature and the arts and discuss rural working-class identity and experience. They'll also focus on Carthew's work in Class Festival.

Undercurrent is part-memoir, part-investigation, part love-letter to Cornwall. It is a vivid, powerful exploration of rural poverty, and the often devastating impact of living without the means or support to build a future. This is a journey through place, and a story of hope, beauty, and fierce resilience.

@natashacarthew is a working-class country writer from Cornwall, where she lives with her girlfriend. She has written all her books outside, either in the fields and woodland that surround her home or in the cabin that she built from scrap wood. She has written two books of poetry, as well as three novels for young adults, Winter Damage, The Light That Gets Lost and Only the Ocean, all for Bloomsbury. Her first novel for adults, All Rivers Run Free, is published by riverrun/ Quercus. Natasha has written for many publications on the subject of wild writing, including the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, Eco-fiction, TripFiction, the Guardian, the Big Issue and the Dark Mountain Project. Her memoir, Undercurrent, explores her experiences on living in rural poverty.