Event 30 | Ben Short | Burn


Ben Short – Burn – A Story of Fire, Woods and Healing

Local writer, Ben Short, evokes the transformative power of nature forged in the woods of West Dorset. After years of an anxiety disorder and depression, Ben left a seemingly successful life in London to recover a sense of himself. Putting the years of suffering behind him and starting afresh he immersing himself in the ancient ways of woods and fire and the life of a charcoal burner. This is a frank and inspiring memoir.

In conversation with Jason Webster

When: Thursday 10th November 2022 @ 6.30 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom


Ben Short is a charcoal burner and woodman, based in West Dorset. Fifteen years ago he worked as an advertising creative in London. He has lived in huts and old wagons, spent summers off-grid in woods and come to be – in his own words – ‘vaguely useful.’ He has a partner and young son.

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Jason Webster is a Bridport-based author of fifteen books of fiction and non-fiction focussed on Spanish themes.  His latest is entitled The Book of Duende, published this year by Corsario.  He is married to the flamenco dancer Salud Botella.

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