Event - River Holme Connections

Nature Writing Walk with Laurence Rose

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22/03/2024 10:00 am 22/03/2024 12:00 pm


Along footpath, by RHC information boards, off Woodhead Road, Bottoms Mill (nearest post code HD9 2NW).


This event is free to attend.

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An outdoor nature writing workshop based on short exploratory walks from a ‘hub’ near Bottoms Mill. Aimed at anyone who is interested in creatively expressing their interest in nature through writing, regardless of experience or confidence.

Bottoms Mill is an ideal inspiration for our workshop: it combines in one small area countless potential subjects for the writer, living and growing in and around the river, mill-pond, woods, meadows, industrial and urban environments.

Author and conservationist Laurence Rose will encourage us to explore the beauty, drama and mysteries of the natural world in novel ways, paying attention to themes such as:

The uniqueness of the moment (time, place, context, and detail)

Using all the senses (mindful observation)


Thoughts and feelings

Everything is a story

Feel free to explore any style of writing, from non-fiction prose to poetry; from rap to speculative fiction!

Check the weather forecast before setting out. Weather is also a part of nature, and we will embrace whatever is in store, so please come with appropriate footwear, layers and waterproofs if indicated.

Bring writing materials – old-fashioned paper and pen are best! Binoculars would be useful but not essential.

Numbers are limited to 20 so be sure to book a place here.