Conversations that Matter with Stephen Moss & Gail Simmons [online]

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Conversations that Matter Stephen Moss Gail Simmons
Tue 08Dec 20

Nature & Travel Writing

Facilitator: Stephen Moss & Gail Simmons

Connecting with nature and place is central to our existence as human beings, and the current crisis has brought the importance of this – especially the wildlife and places on your doorstep – to the fore.

This talk will be delivered via Zoom and streamed live to our Facebook and YouTube. It is brought to you purely through gift economy. Donations are welcome! To send your gift, click here and be sure to add the note “wordsmith”.

Event time: Tue 8th Dec 2020 at 7:00pm - Tue 8th Dec 2020 at 8:00pm

Join nature writer Stephen Moss and travel writer Gail Simmons as we discuss how to take our passion for nature and place one step further. From the simply act of keeping a diary, we invite you to turn your day-to-day ‘notes on noticing’ into a piece of writing, intricately connecting you to the living world through words.
Stephen and Gail, who both teach on the MA Travel and Nature Writing at Bath Spa University, offer the benefit of their long experience as writers and tutors, to enable you to convert your passion into the written form.
At a time when our relationship with the world around us is more important than ever, this conversation helps us explore why.

Conversations That Matter

Hawkwood is a place to grow, a place to create and a place for conversation. We are committed to opening up spaces for people to come together and truly have #conversationsthatmatter. This is an explorative and widely inclusive ground to share, connect and speak from or for our rapidly changing world.

How to Register

Register here to confirm your attendance and to receive the Zoom link.

This talk is being brought to you through Gift Economy. As you send your gift, please add “wordsmith” to the notes.


Price Options

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Practical Information

The event will be held in real time with the tutor via the Zoom platform and live streamed to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Sign up to the Zoom platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone connected to the internet.

Conversations that Matter is brought to you through gift economy – you can give what you feel inspired to gift and what you feel you are able to give rather than what you feel you "should" gift. Please register to confirm your attendance and to receive the Zoom link.

Stephen Moss

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, broadcaster and nature writer, based in Somerset, who has travelled to all the world’s seven continents in search of wildlife. He was the founding Series Producer of the BBC series Springwatch, and has written a wide range of books on British birds and other wildlife, including The Accidental Countryside, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds, and biographies of the Robin and the Wren. Stephen teaches an low-residency MA in Travel and Nature Writing at Bath Spa University.

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Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons has written about travel, landscape and place for many UK publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph and Wanderlust, and has broadcast on BBC’s Excess Baggage, From Our Own Correspondent and Woman’s Hour.

Before becoming a writer Gail pursued a varied career that included working in a Cumbrian castle, listing buildings for English Heritage and leading walking trips in Italy and the Middle East. In 2016 she completed a PhD in creative writing and in 2019 published her first book, The Country of Larks, which was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Book Awards. She co-teaches the MA in Travel & Nature Writing at Bath Spa University.

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