Aye Write – Glasgow Book Festival Saturday 28 March

https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/anna-levin-and-tiffany-francis-the-properties-of-darkness-and-light

Light is changing, dramatically. Our world is getting brighter you can see it from space. But is brighter always better? In Incandescent, journalist Anna Levin reveals her own fraught relationship with changes in lighting, and she explores its real impact on nature, our built environment, health and psychological well-being. Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in Dark Skies, author Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and investigates how our experiences of the night-time world have permeated our history, folklore, science, geography, art and literature

Lichfield Book Festival – Thurs 26 March

Thursday 26 March | 11:30am
https://thelittleboxoffice.com/lichfieldcathedral/event/view/116876

We need to talk about Light…

Light is changing, dramatically. Our world is getting brighter. You can see it from space. But is brighter always better?

When Anna Levin began suffering adverse reactions to new forms of lighting, she found herself stumbling into a labyrinth of unanswered questions about how and why light is changing – for the worse – in the modern world…

Artificial light is voracious and spreading. Vanquishing precious darkness across the planet, when we are supposed to be using less energy. The quality of light has altered as well. Technology and legislation have crushed warm incandescent lighting in favour of harsher, often glaring alternatives.

Find out why light is fundamental and understand its real impact on nature, our built environment, health and psychological well-being. She asks the critical question: just how bright is our future?

Anna Levin is a journalist and writer with a special interest in people’s connection with the natural world. She aims to make this complex scientific subject interesting and accessible to all at this appearance at Lichfield Literature Festival 2020.

Tickets £10
For wheelchair users and carers/essential companions (carers receive 50% discount), please book directly on 01543 306150.

Incandescent – Wigtown Book Festival – 4 October 2019

1.30PM
Anna Levin
Incandescent: We Need to Talk about Light McNeillie Tent | £6 Seen from space, our world is getting brighter. But is brighter better? Journalist Anna Levin reveals her fraught relationship with artificial lighting, probing its impact on nature, the built environment, and health. What, she asks, are the risks of messing with nature’s rhythms? [707]

Incandescent – Wigtown Book Festival – 4 October 2019

1.30PM
Anna Levin
Incandescent: We Need to Talk about Light McNeillie Tent | £6 Seen from space, our world is getting brighter. But is brighter better? Journalist Anna Levin reveals her fraught relationship with artificial lighting, probing its impact on nature, the built environment, and health. What, she asks, are the risks of messing with nature’s rhythms? [707]

Talking about light at Lancaster Waterstones

Join us Wednesday 25th September at 6.30pm for an evening with the lovely Anna Levin who will be talking about her book 'INCANDESCENT'.

In Incandescent, journalist Anna Levin reveals her own fraught relationship with changes in lighting, and she explores its real impact on nature, our built environment, health and psychological well-being. We need to talk about light, urgently. And ask the critical question: just how bright is our future?

Tickets are £2 redeemable off the price of the book on the evening.

https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-anna-levin/lancaster-king-street

Incandescent – We Need to Talk about Light

My new book Incandescent We Need to Talk about Light is published by Saraband on 19th September 2019.

“In Incandescent, journalist Anna Levin reveals her own fraught relationship with changes in lighting, and she explores its real impact on nature, our built environment, health and psychological well-being. We need to talk about light, urgently. And ask the critical question: just how bright is our future?”
https://saraband.net/sb-title/incandescent/

The Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize 2017 Longlist

Thrilled to see my name – and my essay! – on the longlist for the Notting Hill Editions 2017 essay prize. My essay, entitled 'Incandescent – we need to talk about light' addresses my concerns about the banning of incandescent lightbulbs and the impact of the loss of incandescent light on human health and the wider environment.

http://www.nottinghilleditions.com/about/essay-prize-2017-longlist