Date(s) - 29/06/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A unique four-week course for nature lovers who would like to explore writing and journaling, using words or images or both.
Open to furloughed and unemployed people living in East Sussex but NOT Brighton and Hove.This unique four-week course is for nature lovers who would like to get closer to the natural world by creatively documenting their walks in a journal using either words or images or a mixture of both.
It is open to all levels, from beginner writers and artists to those with some experience.Time spent in nature has been proven to reduce stress and increase feelings of calm, insight and wellness. A deeper engagement with plants, wildlife and the landscape can improve our quality of life.
Each week we will explore a broad range of material for ideas and draw on a diverse group of nature writers, nature artists and nature journalers for inspiration.
Time will then be spent during weekly sessions filling the pages of our nature journals using our recent walks or moments in nature as material, and sharing our reflections within the group if we wish to.
Walks will take place outside of the workshops in the participants own time but participants will be set tasks to increase an awareness and understanding of nature on their walks.
This is an inclusive course and long walks are not necessarily required. For those with physical disabilities, or restrictions, time spent outdoors in a garden or park can also be great material for the course.
Prompts, exercises and creative guidance will be offered each week in an encouraging, fun and friendly workshop space.
About the trainer:
Tara Gould is an award-winning published writer and a creative writing and meditation teacher. She runs nature arts workshops and eco-therapy mini retreats and is the founder of Kin Meditation.
Tara is passionate about nature and fascinated by our changing connection to and creative interchange with it, and how this relationship impacts individual, community, and the environment. Her current project is a collection of interlinked short stories set in the past, present and future which explore the lives of characters living near a small stretch of variegated shingle beach in East Sussex.
Please note: This is a face-to-face event in a space sufficient for social distancing. We will contact participants regarding safety measures closer to the time due to ongoing changes in restrictions and advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date & Times:
Tuesday 29 June – 10am-12pm
Tuesday 6 July – 10am-12pm
Tuesday 13 July – 10am-12pm
Tuesday 20 July – 10am-1pm
Location: Quakers Meeting House, Hastings.
Cost: £5 booking fee (for all 4 sessions)