ZSL conservation scientists and keepers team up with leading writers to talk about the animals in ZSL London Zoo. Alongside the animals, the writers speak imaginatively about their responses to them and ZSL’s experts talk about their ecology and conservation.
The audience will be able to ask questions of author, scientist and keeper and have books signed over a glass of wine.
These unique evenings will be held within the animal exhibits of ZSL London Zoo.
David Harsent: David Harsent has published ten collections of poetry. His most recent collection ‘Night’ won the prestigious Griffin International Poetry Prize. He also works in music theatre, collaborating with a number of composers but most often with Harrison Birtwistle. His work has been performed at (among other venues) the Royal Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Bregenz Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Proms, and on BBC1 and Channel 4 TV. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.