Words in the Wild workshop with West Berks Richard Jefferies Award shortlist nature writer Nicola Chester
Paperboat, which was co-founded by Emma Milne-White in 2018, organises occasional writing workshops. It is ‘relaunching’ under the umbrella of Hungerford Bookshop.
All workshops are suitable for beginners and can also help if you have a work in progress.
Next month’s will be with local award-winning nature writer Nicola Chester, whose memoir On Gallows Down has been shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Award.
Words in the Wild will run from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, June 19.
Nicola, who is the regular Nature Notes columnist for the Newbury Weekly News, is also the RSPB’s longest running female columnist and a Country Diarist for The Guardian.
The workshop, at Westridge studio, Highclere, will explore the meaning of nature writing. During the day participants will go on a gentle walk to immerse themselves in the local environment and then use the experience to create a piece of writing. All you need is a good basic level of written English and a desire to improve your creative writing. If you're already working on a project, bring it along as you may wish to use it as a basis for some of the class exercises. Expect a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
For Nicola, nature writing is an act of resistance, connection, celebration, inclusivity, joy and wonderment. She lives at Inkpen, in the heart of the North Wessex Downs, below the highest hill in Southern England. Follow Nicola on Twitter @nicolawriting
Only 12 places are available.