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Nature Write and Walk Workshop 7/5

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join writer & creative practitioner Bernadette McBride for this nature-inspired ” write and walk” workshop in conjunction with the beautiful Eden Tearoom & Galleries in Newburgh, West Lancashire.
This nature writing workshop will start with a ramble along the canal taking in the beauty of the local landscape, and then end up back at Eden to draw on Eden’s exhibition: ‘Spring’ featuring a mixture of artwork based on the season.
We will start with an overview of nature writing and read some of the popular and emerging writers in this genre. Bernadette will cover the basics from traditional nature writing to new nature writing and links to place writing.
We’ll also think about what defines “nature” writing and discuss the current lack of diversity in this publishing phenomenon.
Could you be the new voice of nature writing?
The workshop will consist of a warmup exercise plus two main (nature-inspired) creative writing exercises, which you will be fully guided through. One exercise will be directly linked to Eden’s exhibition so you will get to see the art too and have something to talk about on your tea break!
We will share all the writing produced in a small supportive group environment as we go along. Everyone will go home having produced work and with some ideas to further develop their writing.
Bernadette will also provide an extract from her book Rootswhich has a chapter set in the Fairy Glen at nearby Parbold Hill.
You will be sent optional reading materials ahead of the workshop.

Bernadette McBride is the author of Roots: The Eco-journal(pub. 2018). She was shortlisted for the Manchester Fiction Prize 2020 for the UK’s biggest unpublished writing prize and won an award for the Biggest Impact on the City of Liverpool for her creative writing workshops in 2019. She is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool, where she teaches creative writing and has developed writing workshops on nature, climate change and place within the English department.

Cancellation Policy

 If you need to cancel your place on a workshop:

If you tell us more than 4 weeks prior to the workshop date, you can transfer to another workshop, subject to availability and any balance due. Alternatively, you revert your booking to a credit that must be used within that calendar year. In both instances a 20% admin fee will be payable.

If you are unable to attend your course with less than 4 weeks’ notice, your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. However . . .

If we manage to re-sell your place within 4 weeks of the course date, we will issue a credit of 80% of your course fee, that can be used towards another workshop taking place within a calendar year.

As always, the very best solution is to tell us as soon as possible, but also consider finding someone else to take your place. Just inform us of the name change before the day.

If we need to cancel a workshop:

We try hard not to disappoint people and make every effort to find replacement tutors but at short notice this is not always possible. Therefore, occasionally we need to cancel a workshop, due to circumstances beyond our control. If this happens:

We will always try to give you as much notice as possible.
You will be given the option to transfer to another workshop, subject to availability.
If an alternative is not possible then you will receive a full refund of any fees paid.
Please Note  In order to protect both our customers and our business for the future and to keep things as fair as possible, it is necessary for us to strictly enforce our Cancellation Policy equally for all students, regardless of circumstances, even if these are out of your control.

We regret we are unable to refund travel or accommodation costs or any other consequential costs you may have incurred in booking your workshop.



May 7
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Eden Tearoom & Galleries
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Eden Tearoom & Galleries
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