30/06/2021. 7pm. Online Launch for The Eternal Season with Wigtown Book Festival, chaired by David Borthwick. Sign up for a free ticket here.

19/08/2021. 7pm. Cley Calling: an online conversation with Nick Acheson of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Sign up for a free ticket here (donation optional).

30/09/2021. 7.30pm. Suffolk Bird Group. An online talk about The Seafarers, birds and nature writing.

06/10/2021. Highland, Caithness and Orkney Scottish Ornithologists Club branches, online talk about The Eternal Season.

12/10/2021. Lothian Scottish Ornithologists Club branch, online talk about The Eternal Season.


01/04/20 7.30pm. Kirkudbright Literary Society at Broughton House. Talking about The Seafarers: Birds and Nature Writing. [This event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.]

07/04/20 7.30pm. West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists’ Club at Stranraer Library. Talking about The Seafarers. [This event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.]

30/04/20 7.30pm. Suffolk Bird Group at the Cedar’s Hotel, Stowmarket. Talking about The Seafarers.

25/02/20 7pm. Stornoway Library. In conversation with Shell Bromley of Stonoway Writer’s Circle, presented by The Highland Book Prize and An Lanntair. Free event.

The Highland Book Prize and An Lanntair are delighted to present an evening with Stephen Rutt, author of The Seafarers, nominated for the 2019 Highland Book Prize.

Stephen will speak about his experiences on the island of North Ronaldsay, the deep past of seabirds and their plastic-threatened present, as well as the role of nature writing in the 21st century. The Seafarers has been described as “a pelagic poem about the birds that exist at the coastal edges of our islands and consciousness” and won the Saltire Society’s First Book Award.

Stephen will be in conversation with Shell Bromley of Stornoway Writers’ Circle. Come along and hear Stephen read from his first book The Seafarers, and purchase a signed copy after the event.

26/09/19 6.30pm. Dumfries Waterstones. The grand launch of Wintering: A Season With Geese. No tickets needed.

27/09/19 11am. Wigtown book festival. In conversation with Polly Pullar. Tickets here.

01/10/19 7.30pm. Wigtown book festival. Introducing a screening of The Snow Goose. Tickets here.

05/10/19 Oban Waterstones. An afternoon with Stephen Rutt, talking about and reading from The Seafarers and Wintering. No tickets needed.

12/10/19 11am. Wild Goose Weekend, Caerlaverock WWT. Reading from Wintering as part of the Scotland and the Arctic festival. No tickets needed but entrance fee applies.

22/05/19 6.30pm. Dumfries Waterstones. The grand launch of The Seafarers. No tickets needed.

23/05/19 11am. Perth Waterstones. Informal discussion about the book and birds with coffee (and possibly cake). Free tickets here.

24/05/19 8pm. Edinburgh Queen’s Hall. Reading in support of the launch of Erland Cooper’s second album. Tickets here.

25/05/19 4pm. St Andrews Waterstones. In conversation with Robin Crawford, author of Into the Peatlands. Tickets here. (They’ve also got Jim Crumley and Amanda Thompson on later that day which will be great).