Writing the Wild Season - 3 day Writing course

Writing the Wild Season - 3 day Writing course


Over this weekend together, we’ll open to wildness, decay and compost within and without, as we explore the beautiful land of Hawkwood.

In developing our response to place, we will read writers from around the world and from different eras who are similarly inspired. We will explore what it is to co-create with others. This could include the wild beings we might encounter on our guided forays outdoors, and our ancestors stretching back into evolutionary time. With skilled guidance from Helen, we will attune our observations of the microcosmic, such as the organisms that work decay through winter’s nourishing darkness, and of the macrocosmic – the elemental forces that have shaped this place. All these experiences will provide material to develop our own unique wild voice in writing, whether in poetry or prose. Together we will also prune and craft our words to help them sing from the page.

For your writing adventures outdoors, please bring all that you might need to be comfortable, such as waterproof clothing, walking boots, warm layers, hat, a water bottle, daypack and your own sit mat/portable chair.

Registration Friday 4.00 pm with tea. Course starts with supper at 6.30pm; course ends with afternoon tea on Sunday at 4.00pm.

Please get in touch for any further questions.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.


Bookings Team at Hawkwood CFT


Painswick Old Road

Suitable for

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


3 days (4:00pm to 4:00pm)

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