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Literary Event, Sat 17 Nov 2018

KMLF: Yvonne Reddick – Translating Mountains

KMLF: Yvonne Reddick – Translating Mountains



    Award-winning poet Yvonne Reddick shares her poetry about mountains, hiking and her father's sudden death in the Highlands.

    Translating Mountains tells the story of Yvonne Reddick's love of hiking, her father's death in the Highlands, and her determination to continue hillwalking in his memory. These poems explore risk, obsession and grief, but they also take us on an uplifting journey towards healing. Translating Mountains won the Mslexia Magazine women's poetry pamphlet prize and was a favourite pamphlet of 2017 in the Times Literary Supplement.

    Yvonne Reddick lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire. She has completed classic treks and scrambles such as the Tour du Mont Blanc and the Black Cuillin. Her poetry about mountains has won a Northern Writer's Award, a commendation in the National Poetry Competition, the Poetry Society's Peggy Poole Award, and a Creative Futures Literary Award.

    "Elegiac, original and memorable, these poems uncover the private maps and ghost-bearings that guide us in the mountains, creating their own vivid geology." - Helen Mort

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sat 17 Nov 2018 15:30 to 17:00




    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

    Picnic site nearby. Free admission to The Bakestone cafe at Abbot Hall.


    Kendal Mountain Literature Festival


    Abbot Hall,
    LA9 5AL


    Plan route to Abbot Hall Art Gallery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SD 517921  Lat: 54.32298 Long: -2.74388

    From M6 jct 36 take A590 to Kendal. Come off dual-carriageway at Kendal south. Follow signs into town, Abbot Hall is well signed, next to Parish church.

    Just a short walk from Kendal Train Station. Swap onto the Lakes Line from Oxenholme and alight at Kendal.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu
    • YesAudible alarm system

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