Words in the Wild
A one-day workshop
with Nicola Chester
16th May 2020
Ham, near Hungerford
Nature writing has never been so relevant – or popular. This one day workshop with award-winning writer Nicola Chester will give you the confidence to write about nature whether it be through fiction, poetry or factual writing. We’ll explore the meaning of nature writing and, through a mixture of exercises and fieldcraft techniques, learn how to better understand the world around us, our place in it, and and express that deeper connection through our writing.
Is this workshop for me?
All you need for this course is a good basic level of written English and a desire to improve your creative writing! If you're already working on a project, bring it along as you may wish to use it as a basis for some of the class exercises.
About Nicola Chester
Nicola Chester is an award-winning, pioneer of the new era of nature writing, and the RSPB's longest running female columnist. She features in several anthologies, including all four Seasons books, edited by Melissa Harrison and Red Sixty Seven, a collaboration of illustrated love letters to the birds we are losing. She is also a Country Diarist for The Guardian. For Nicola, nature writing is an act of resistance, connection, celebration, inclusivity, joy and wonderment. She lives in the heart of the North Wessex Downs, below the highest hill in Southern England. Follow Nicola on Twitter @nicolawriting
The venue for Words in the Wild is a stunning barn conversion in the village of Ham, near Hungerford in the heart of the North Wessex Downs. The day will run from 10am to 4pm and include a gentle 45-minute walk. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Car parking available at the venue.
Cost & booking
The cost of this event is £75 per person (£50 young writers 18-25) including lunch and refreshments. The day will include a short walk (whatever the weather!). There are only 10 places available so book soon to avoid disappointment.