Are your words too tame? Your thoughts too feral? Do your ideas need liberating? Let them out of the cage, and allow them to prowl the page! This rule-breaking writing workshop is designed to encourage you to explore the untamed fringes of your desires and fears, to express that inner howl, to give voice to that long-denied cry. You’ll be supported in a friendly, safe environment to venture beyond comfort zones and tap into words that can electrify, shock, motivate and move. All you need is a pen and paper and a willingness to be wild! What we'll be doing ... Going for a walk in a beautiful natural (public) space... Using our senses to fully experience the environment... Stopping now and then to reflect & write ... Listening to classic writers of nature - taking turns to have a go ... Sharing and responding to any work generated ... By the end of the 90 min session you will have generated some wild writing!
I am an author and lecturer in creative writing (PhD) inspired by nature and narratives of place. 'Wild Writing' is my original approach to teaching creative writing - in the moment, in the body, and in nature! This is something I have honed over the years and tried in different settings in the UK, Greece, Thailand, and the USA. I believe it can be done anywhere. I am now living and working in Leicester (at the university) and I have discovered some magical places I wish to take you to get the creative juices flowing! You can find my books on amazon and other book sites.
Notepaper and pens Examples of poetry, lifewriting, and nature writing
A beautiful green sanctuary in the leafy suburb of Oadby, the University of Leicester Harold Martin Botanic Garden is a botanic garden close to the halls of residence for the University of Leicester in Oadby, Leicestershire, England. Founded in 1921 on Arts and Crafts principles, the garden was established on the present 16-acre site in 1947. The garden is used for research and special events.
最多10人參加，年齡須滿18歲。 As long as you're happy to wander around some gardens, writing now and then, you'll be fine.
Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Maybe have something to sit on in case it's a bit wet. Feel free to bring a flask &/or snacks. Also cash for signed books and art cards by Kevan (optional!).