Nature Writing

Nature and human nature: to vivify and vitalise

Monday June 10th - Saturday June 15th 2019

The Hurst

What is the role of the writer in an age of climate change and mass extinction? We will focus on the natural world and its vitality, the politics of nature in the broadest sense, and the natural element of the human spirit. Our aim is to encourage writing about nature that has a voice and a purpose and in which language is significant, subtle and alive. The week will include immersive time in the natural world and much teaching outdoors. Writers of both fiction and non-fiction are welcome, and participants at all levels of experience.

Single room price: £835

 

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

The Hurst

The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, were the former home of playwright John Osborne.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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