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Writing the wild

GENRE: Non-Fiction & Life Writing
Lumb Bank

What is the role of the writer in an age of extinction and climate change? What are the boundaries of ‘nature writing’ and how might we break through them? This course explores the crafting of non-fiction which engages deeply with the natural world.

We will look at how to resolve the ‘green blur’ of the non-human world into its fierce details, and how to render the familiar new. In an age when our culture is turning away from nature, we will seek a meaningful re-engagement with it. Writing exercises and teaching sessions will be combined with time outdoors, exploring techniques of seeing and expression.

Single room price: £725
Shared room price: £680

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