Advantages and Pitfalls: Writing Close Family - An Evening with Writer in Residence Keggie Carew


Keggie Carew’s memoir, Dadland (2016), won the Costa Biography Award 2017 for its spellbinding account of her unorthodox, engaging, complicated father. Appropriately, the book’s subtitle is ‘a journey into uncharted territory’, and this is the subject of Keggie’s evening event. Writing about a close family member brings with it difficult decisions about what to share. Join our Writer in Residence for November for a tale of
biography, history, and personal anecdote.

Keggie Carew has found recent fame with the publication of her ‘shape-shifting’ memoir Dadland. Before she began writing however, Keggie’s career was in contemporary art. After travelling across the world and living in many places along the way, Keggie settled in London where she ran an alternative art space, studied English and Art History at Goldsmith’s, and opened an unconventional pop-up shop in the East End. Keggie now
lives near Salisbury with her husband Jonathan. Together they are establishing a nature reserve on 16 acres of land, where they run educational workshops for underprivileged young people.

Tickets are priced at £15 which includes a copy of Dadland.

Food for Thought will be open for dinner, which must be booked in advance.

To book your place, please call 01244 532350 or email