Outdoor Creative Writing with Nature

Outdoor Creative Writing with Nature

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Folly Farm Centre Nature Reserve

Stowey

Bishop Stowey

BS39 4DW

United Kingdom

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Join creative writing professional Steffi Halahan on an exploration of Folly Farm, which will widen your eyes to all things wild and wordy.

About this event

Whether you are an experienced writer, an aspiring beginner or a nature enthusiast we invite you to a guided exploration of one of our most magical nature reserves to experience unique ways of harnessing nature connection and 'thoughtful observation' in your writing.

Let creative writing professional, Steffi, guide you through the ancient trees and woodlands of Folly Farm with thought provoking activities and playful exercises, including those that are led and created by you! Your emphasis for the day will be on process not product, expression rather than precision.

If you are looking to connect with yourself, others, and nature, then this course is for you!

Learning outcomes:

- Develop your skills in nature connection and ‘thoughtful observation’.

- Learn techniques for creating writing that is vivid and original.

- Encourage a playful attitude which values process over product.

- Enjoy and connect with beautiful natural surroundings.

- To provide you with the tools to continue your outdoor writing journey beyond this experience.

Example Timetable :

9:30- nature connection activity

10:00- cup of tea and introductions

10:30- Tutor directed writing activities on a guided walk of site

12:00- dedicated writing time

12:45- lunch

13:30- nature connection activity

13:45- choice of activities to do alone or with tutor/ group

15:00- dedicated writing time

15:30- cup of tea and final questions

16:00- ‘no pressure’ sharing session (sharing is a choice and can be done anonymously)

N.B Please note your exact activities and timings on the day may differ.

About your tutor, Steffi Halahan:

Steffi is a qualified and experienced English Teacher with a Masters in ‘Educational Leadership’. She has a decade of experience teaching secondary school students and is a qualified Forest School leader. Steffi is the director of BOFA Learning, offering creative writing workshops and programmes where students can discover how to write creatively outside of the classroom.

Steffi's handpicked writing quotes :

‘There should be no cackle of voices at your elbow, to jar on the meditative silence of the morning. You must be open to all impressions and let your thoughts take colour from what you see.’ - Robert Louis Stevenson

“But it isn’t easy,” said Pooh. “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” - A.A Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Covid-19

Measures in accordance with current government guidelines will be in place, please do not attend if you are unwell and please bring a mask. We reserve the right to adapt or change activities in order to meet current government guidelines around Covid-19

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