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Masterclass Recording: Writing the Sea
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Masterclass Recording: Writing the Sea

Drawn to the water's edge
  • Wyl Menmuir
    Wyl Menmuir
Date Recorded Tuesday October 24th 2023, 19:00-21:00 BST
Location Online

Are you drawn to the water’s edge? Are you a sea swimmer, beachcomber, surfer or shell collector? Or are you just fascinated by the ocean and those who explore, plunge into and take comfort from it?

In this masterclass we’ll look at different ways to think and write about the sea. Wyl Menmuir, author of the bestselling non-fiction title The Draw of The Sea and recipient of the Roger Deakin Award for nature writing, will guide you through a series of practical approaches for writing about our many relationships with the sea.

Drawing on prose and poetry, we will explore possibilities for your own original writing about the watery places to which we have been pulled back since the beginning of time and which continue to intrigue and fascinate, terrify and console. Please bring with you a photograph of a favourite section of coastline or of a coastal activity you want to explore in writing or a small artefact (think shells, pieces of driftwood, sea beans or ocean plastics). As part of the session we’ll be writing about a place that is particularly important to you.

This recording will be available to watch at your convenience. Please see the ‘Access’ tab for information on how to find it.

Online: £25.00

Concessions: £12.50

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