Wednesday 9 Sep 2020 7:30 PM

‘The Oak Papers’ by James Canton: Live Streaming Event


We are pleased to announce a joint River Stour Festival and Quay Theatre event. This will be a live-streaming event of The Oak Papers by Dr James Canton of Essex University on Wednesday 9th September at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury at 7pm.

This will be a conversation about the book with questions at the end from the audience that have been sent in in advance, lasting around 45 minutes, starting at 7pm.  The event will then be put out on the Quay Theatre’s YouTube channel for several weeks and will be free to watch.

Dr James Canton runs the Wild Writing MA at the University of Essex and has done since its inception in 2009. He is the author of Ancient Wonderings (2017) and Out of Essex: Re-Imagining a Literary Landscape (2013) which was inspired by his rural wandering in East Anglia. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Essex and reviews for the TLSCaught by the River and Earthlines. Dr Canton is a regular on television and radio and lectures frequently.

His book The Oak Papers was released on 30 July 2020, published by Canongate (£16.99 Hardback). To purchase a copy of the book:

The book was Radio 4’s Book of the Week for the week commencing 3rd August (listen here).