This Is Our Place: nature writing workshop with Jackee Holder
– in person

Explore nature writing in the city with Jackee Holder

a person with long dark hair wearing a muted stripy top leans against a vast, old tree trunk

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.

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 workshop for?
This workshop is for Londoners from backgrounds underrepresented in publishing, including but not limited to:
– Disabled,
– LGBTQIA+,
– 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 

  • If you require BSL interpretation to take part, please email us at hello@spreadtheword.org.uk and we will try to secure BSL interpretation for you. Spread the Word will cover this cost.

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

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

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

About Jackee Holder

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A well-seasoned walker of London streets, parks and green spaces with over 10,000 walking hours under her belt. Jackee is a custodian of trees gathering stories and narratives on paper and through the spoken word to keep memories of our urban woods and forests alive. Jackee is an author, coach and coach supervisor working in leadership and organisational development.


Centre for Wildlife Gardening

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