Ben Short on Burn
Sunday 19 June 3-4 pm
Ben Short is a charcoal burner and woodman, based in West Dorset. Burn is the story of his transformation from advertising exec in the city to charcoal burner in the woods: a frank and inspiring memoir about letting go of what we're told to want, risking everything to find happiness and the brutal salve of nature. Exquisitely written and laced with folklore and the practical insights of someone who has truly worked the land, Burn is a hopeful story of transformation, a celebration of manual work and craft, and a love letter to the English countryside. Burn has had rave reviews including in The Sunday Times. Ben will be in conversation with Festival director Sam Knights.