Thu 04 Nov 2021

Why Rebel, Jay Griffiths

Stroud Book Festival
Why Rebel, Jay Griffiths

Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars, and they are lining up now to write rebellion across the skies. Why rebel? Because nature is not a hobby. It is the life on which we depend.

So writes visionary, award-winning author Jay Griffiths in the introduction to her latest book, “Why Rebel”. It’s a passionate, poetic manifesto for urgent rebellion in the context of the climate emergency. But as well as a clarion call to action by a writer who made headlines with her Extinction Rebellion court case speech in 2020, it is also a glorious and lyrical paean to the deep and extraordinary beauty of the living world, and to the politics of kindness. No wonder John Berger said of Jay: “If bravery itself could write, it would write like she does.”

We are delighted to welcome Jay to Stroud Book Festival, to present her rebellious thought and activism in person.

Introduced by Roger Mortlock

Venue: Subscription Rooms

Tickets: £10