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Ways of expressing the wild and minded land

GENRE: Non-Fiction & Life Writing
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Totleigh Barton

The need to explore and question humanity’s relationship with nature is more urgent now than ever. This week we will look at the importance of writing that is inquisitive, significant, vivid and newly expressive, concerning the wildness of both nature and human nature. We’ll examine how what we read informs how we look: we see both the nightingale and the idea of the nightingale. Encompassing poetics, politics and sensitivity, the course will explore the nature writer’s tools, equipment and techniques, including notebooks, books of poetry, field guides, dictionaries, editing and openness to a certain serendipity. And wellies, of course.

Single room price: £770
Shared room price: £720

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