Award-winning publications that flow through the landscape of peoples' lives
River Greta Writer has three award-winning publications available: ‘Joss’, ‘Jack’s Yak’ and ‘The Greta’.
A fourth title ‘Ivver Sen’ (a winner, with ‘Jacks Yak’, of the main prize at the Lakeland Book of the Year Awards) sold out after its first print run and may ultimately be the subject of a reprint in the form of a revised and extended edition, also to be called ‘Ivver Sen’, and probably with the original cover image.
River Greta Writer originally set a publication date for the revised version of ‘Ivver Sen’ but this has now been postponed for the foreseeable future; although any generous literary benefactor who loves the title and has £18k or thereabouts to invest could hasten the arrival of the revised edition and get a return on their investment!
‘The Greta’: A major exhibition in 2016
On the more immediate horizon River Greta Writer is looking forward to a major exhibition at the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery when ‘The Greta’ (working title) will take centre stage.
‘The Greta’ will be held from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, May 15, 2016. The exhibition is currently at the preparatory stage but will include the superb work of photographer Val Corbett who was commissioned to provide images for the award winning publication.
A series of talks and guided walks along the Greta by author Keith Richardson are also planned to coincide with the exhibition and it is the intention to make this very much a ‘community’ show as the book is as much about the town and people of Keswick as the river itself.
“I am really looking forward to working with the team at the museum and art gallery to bring this exhibition to life,” Keith Richardson said. “The book is just part of the story and I know we can put together a fantastic exhibition that will have a great deal to offer to the many visitors to the town and the people who have lived with the river all their lives. The display will embrace history, nostalgia, wildlife, the environment, literature and people, all related to the river.
“It is inconceivable to think of Keswick without the Greta. It is a most beautiful and endlessly fascinating stretch of the water that has not only flowed through the landscape for thousands of years but also through the landscape of peoples’ lives.”
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The story of a Lakeland river as it flows through the life and times of Keswick and its people.
The book embraces the river as a central theme, a timeless current running through the life and times of the Lake District town of Keswick. The author Keith Richardson describes the Greta as the greatest little river in the world. Only four miles long it is a stream of immense beauty, especially in the higher reaches where the beck runs below Brundholme Woods. It is a river of endless fascination.
Pictured right: Calvert Bridge on the River Greta
Text by Keith Richardson with photography by Val Corbett.
ABOUT RIVER GRETA WRITER
The publishing house, River Greta Writer, was established in October 2007 by Keith Richardson.
The first book to be published under the River Greta Writer publishing banner was 'Ivver Sen' and 'Joss' is the second and 'Jack’s Yak' the third. A fourth book 'The Greta' . . . was launched in October 2012 (see above and blogs for January 25, 2012 and November 6, 2012 for further information).
ABOUT KEITH RICHARDSON
Keith Richardson is a former newspaper journalist and magazine editor who moved into books and publishing through establishing the River Greta Writer publishing house in October 2007.
Keith has previously written and published a biography ('Ike') on the West Cumbrian rugby league player, Ike Southward.
Keith lives in the lake District town of Keswick, a stone’s throw from the River Greta.