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Nature Poetry - Flatford Mill


Duration: Two days

Price: £241

Run by: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

01206 297110

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL

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About the Course

Two day residential poetry workshop run by the Field Studies Council.

Join award-winning poet Emily Hasler for a weekend exploring nature poetry in the inspirational environment of Dedham Vale. We’ll read and discuss poems before heading out into the stunning surroundings of Flatford Mill to generate our own. Whether you are completely new to poetry or write regularly, this weekend course is a great way to explore the relationship between poetry and the natural world.

Emily is originally from Suffolk and now lives on the Essex side of the Stour where the natural environment inspires and shapes her work. She has been published widely in magazines and anthologies and a pamphlet, Natural Histories, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. She has led workshops for the Wordsworth Trust in the Lake District and at the University of Warwick.

Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.

The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.

Please click through to our website via the button above to book your place, or get in touch for more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).
Up to 9 hours of tuition a day
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal.



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Course Start Dates

Friday 2nd March 2018

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