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  •  21st October 2020
     7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Following Sunday Times bestselling, prize winning book The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her profoundly moving second memoir. 

In The Salt Path, Raynor and her husband Moth, head to the windswept coastline to try to find a way through homelessness, and ultimately to find themselves. Now in The Wild Silence they come back to four walls, but the sense of home is elusive and returning to normality is not easy.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Exeter Southernhay and in conversation with Dom Jinks, Exeter Culture Director, in this exclusive livestreamed interview Raynor will describe their inextricable connection to the land; and how by exploring their past, Raynor comes to terms with their future.

Ticket sales from this event will include a donation to YMCA Exeter and our continued work to support young people in finding safe and affordable homes and the opportunities they need to thrive.  An email to the livestream will be shared with participants on the day. 


Contact us: hilary.bush@ymcaexeter.org.uk or ring our Events Team on 01392 410530. 




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YMCA Exeter community

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Rotary Club of Exeter Southernhay

Exeter Southernhay Rotary is a lively breakfast club, currently meeting on Zoom on Tuesday mornings. This mixed club is part of District 1175, which covers Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. In line with Rotary’s motto Service Above Self, the Club has a record of supporting and raising funds for those needing help both at home and abroad – including the elderly, the young, the disadvantaged, and homeless people, whilst at the same time enjoying fellowship and having fun. Having enjoyed her best-selling first book, and with YMCA Exeter as their 2020 chosen charity, the Club is delighted that Raynor Winn has accepted our invitation to ‘tell us what happened next’, at the same time as raising funds for YMCA Exeter.

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Raynor Winn

Since travelling the South West Coastal Path, Raynor Winn has become a regular long-distance walker and writes about nature, homelessness and wild camping. She lives in Cornwall. This is her second book. Raynor is available for interview and features.

Twitter: @raynor_winn





Dom Jinks



Dom is an arts professional with more than 20 years’ experience, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of The National Institute of Fundraisers. He has founded his own theatre company, held a range of roles at Arts Council England, chaired Exeter Cultural Partnership (Exeter Culture’s former name) and joins as the Director of Exeter Culture.