Nature Writing Workshop [online]
Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson
Welcome to the Wild Scribe: Nature Writing Workshop! Here, you’ll explore your love of nature through writing. You’ll learn new journal and poetry techniques, discover how to unlock the power of nature’s metaphors, dialog with trees, and much more.
At a glance
- January to September workshop split by a monthly 2 hour session
- Experiment with a variety of journal and poetry techniques
- Discover the deep wisdom, peace, and healing available from nature journaling
- Receive writing prompts to engage with between classes
What will participants gain
- Fresh ideas, tools and resources for a personal writing practice
- Connection with others and a wilder, freer sense of creativity
- An opportunity to share your writing in small, intimate groups
“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?”
― Rachel Carson
The Wild Scribe is a nature writing workshop & community. Each month, you will tackle at least one new technique, find fresh ways open to your creative flow, and savour the joy of connecting with like-minded souls. You’ll also listen and learn from each other in small breakout groups (sharing is always optional).
“With just paper and pen, people who are passionate about a place may be as well equipped as anyone to protect it.”
— Carolyn Duckworth, naturalist-writer-teacher
This will be a deeply experiential, community-building experience, freeing you to take risks with your writing and discover more about your own wild psyche.
Whether you want to embark on nature writing for publication, or as personal growth, or you are an eco-therapist or forest bathing guide looking for ways to connect your clients to nature, these monthly sessions will transform your relationship to journaling, to yourself, and to the natural world. You can read Mary’s writing about the healing powers of poetry therapy here. To hear Mary discuss this membership head over to watch the video.
Times & Dates
Each session is for 2 hours, once per month, falling on a Thursday at 6.30-8.30pm GMT – to convert to any other time zones please click here. Below are the dates for each session:
- Jan 28th
- Feb 18th
- March 18th
- April 15th
- May 13th
- June 10th
- July 8th
- August 5th
- September 2nd
- September 30th
“If we look for it, we find the earth’s own poetry everywhere. Each day, then, we can engage in a call and response with the living world, opening the cage door to our imaginations.”—Mary Reynolds Thompson
This is an online course, delivered via Zoom.
Mary Reynolds Thompson
Mary Reynolds Thompson is an international teacher, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and core faculty for the Therapeutic Writing Institute in Colorado. She is author several books, including the award-winning Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness. She has successfully run many online courses and is experienced in holding the space.Visit Tutor's Website