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Wild Writing in Wales - one day course at Margam Discovery Centre


Duration: One day

Price: £145

Run by: Field Studies Council, Margam

01639 895636

Margam Discovery Centre
Margam Park
Port Talbot
SA13 2UA

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About the Course

Creative writing course based at the beautiful Margam centre near Port Talbot.

This course offers you the opportunity to walk, enjoy focused periods of writing on nature/environmental/wildlife themes and explore how your prose or poetry changes according to whether you are in an outdoor or indoor setting. You will also be able to read and gain inspiration from examples of published writing provided by Susan, and edit your work in response to positive group feedback. There will be plenty of time, too, for discussion - what exactly is wild writing? How do we express wildness? What does it mean to write about nature in the 21st century? Hopefully, you will also be able to share some of your writing around the campfire on the Saturday evening, though if the weather prevents this, you will be able to read and share in a cosy indoor setting instead!

Susan Richardson is a poet, performer and educator specialising in environmental, wildlife and conservation themes. Her first collection of poetry, Creatures of the Intertidal Zone, was inspired by her journey through Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland in the footsteps of an intrepid eleventh century female Viking, while her next collection, Where the Air is Rarefied, is a collaboration with visual artist Pat Gregory. Her third collection, skindancing, themed around human-animal metamorphosis and our dys/functional relationship with the wild, will be published in 2015. Susan is currently poet-in-residence with the Marine Conservation Society, while she has previously been a resident poet both on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and for BBC 2’s coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. Over the past sixteen years, she has run Wild Writing Workshops at Universities, schools and for a wide range of events and organisations including WWF, Friends of the Earth and the Fort William Mountain Festival, coaxing people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the natural world through poetry in an imaginative and dynamic way.

This course is run by the Field Studies Council.

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 and all your meals.

Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 27th October 2018

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