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This creative writing workshop is inspired by local nature and explores the connections between writing, storytelling and the natural world.

In response to John Newling’s exhibition, this creative writing workshop is inspired by local nature and explores the connections between writing, storytelling, and the natural world.

As we find ourselves confined indoors at this time, we explore how we can write and think about the relationship between walking, writing, health, and nature. How can we draw on these themes to write about the current moment?

You don’t need to be a wildlife expert, nor do you need to have written seriously before or seen the exhibition. All you need is enthusiasm for the natural world and a willingness to explore a range of ways to bring the wilds alive on the page. The workshop includes writing exercises and the opportunity to share and feedback.

Suzanne Joinson is an award winning writer and academic with a strong interest in the Sussex landscape and nature writing. She has had two novels published with Bloomsbury UK and US, A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar and The Photographer’s Wife. Suzanne regularly writes for The New York Times, the Guardian, and a wide range of other places. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester.

When you book for this event you will receive a confirmation email followed by a second email with all of the links and information you will need closer to the time of the event. Please note that this is an online workshop and will take place via Zoom.

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