Writing Workshops

WORKSHOPS 

I offer a number of different workshops from starting to write workshops for all ages to workshops that focus on nature, ecopoetry and the emotional impact of climate change. If you'd like to book one for your school, writing group, festival or any other group or event, please do get in touch...  

 

Saying the unsayable

learn How to most effectively Write in the face of climate change and environmental catastrophe

 

Almost two decades into the twenty first century, it is becoming increasingly clear that without serious change in our behaviour as a species, we are headed towards environmental catastrophe and ecological collapse.

 

 

 

Using Writing as a Tool to Face ecological grief

Using writing, nature connection and group work as tools to work through ecological grief

 

Almost two decades into the twenty first century, it is becoming increasingly clear that without serious change in our behaviour as a species, we are headed towards environmental catastrophe and ecological collapse.

 

Yet with governments and businesses seemingly inert or unwilling to act, many feel a profound sense of helplessness. A form of grief for what has not yet been lost but which we feel in our bodies will soon be.

 

And yet it is this grief itself that paralyses us. What we know of grief from psychological models is that it has seven stages — shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance. But because of our sense of helplessness, most of us are stuck in one of the first five stages.

 

This workshop explores this grief and how as writers, as humans we can face darkness, and in doing so achieve acceptance and a space within our own consciousness where positive action can then be taken.