This Is Our Place: BSL interpreted nature writing workshop with Elspeth Wilson
– in person

Explore nature writing in the city with Elspeth Wilson

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In this welcoming writing workshop, you’ll explore nature writing, your own unique perspective of the natural world around you and your place in it. This workshop will be BSL interpreted by Amy Hayward and Rachel Jones. 

What will you do in the workshop? 

We’ll have some discussions, some reading and lots of writing in the special location of London Wildlife Trust’s Centre for Wildlife Gardening, Peckham. 

What can you expect?
This is a welcoming, kind space wherever you’re at with your writing; if you are just starting or if you’ve been writing for a while. You can expect to come away with some new pieces of writing and new ideas you may want to take further and enter into the This Is Our Place writing competition.

Who is this opportunity for?
This workshop is for Londoners from backgrounds underrepresented in publishing, including but not limited to:
– Disabled,
– Working class,
– Writers of colour (
Black, Asian, Arab, Mixed-Raced and Non-white Latinx). 

Londoners from underrepresented backgrounds in publishing who attend any of the This Is Our Place workshops in person or online can enter the This Is Our Place competition.

Important information  

This workshop is free to you, and we ask that as far as possible by booking a place you commit to attending.  Places are limited, and you can only book a place at one This Is Our Place in-person workshop. You are welcome to attend as many of the This Is Our Place online workshops as you would like (subject to availability).

The workshops will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and good practice including social distancing, mask wearing if inside (and outdoors if you would prefer), and regular hand sanitisation. 

If the weather is good, the workshop will be held outside. If the weather isn’t good, the workshop will be run inside.

Please bring:
water / snacks,
writing materials – whether that’s pen & paper, a laptop, a phone… whatever you like to use to write,
hand sanitiser,
and a mask.

Access Notice 

  • This workshop is BSL interpreted by Amy Hayward and Rachel Jones.

  • This workshop is relaxed; you are welcome to take breaks at any point.

  • You can find the access information about Centre for Wildlife Gardening here.

  • If you have additional access needs, please contact us and we will support you to participate.

About Elspeth Wilson

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Elspeth Wilson is a writer and poet who is interested in how our identity impacts our relationship with nature, and how we can write about nature from the perspective of the everyday and the domestic. She has been shortlisted for Canongate's Nan Shepherd prize and Penguin's Write Now Editorial programme, and is currently working on her first book about nature, trauma and recovery. Her work frequently asks questions of how we live in our bodies and how we make them homes and hopes to widen the possible answers to those questions.

Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, Peckham London SE15 4EE