This Is Our Place Online Nature Writing Workshop with Anita Sethi

Explore nature writing in the city with Anita Sethi

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In this welcoming online writing workshop, you’ll explore nature writing, your own unique perspective of the natural world around you and your place in it. This workshop is part of This Is Our Place, a nature writing project for London.

What will you do in the workshop? 

We’ll have some discussions, some reading and lots of writing.

What can you expect? 

This is a welcoming space wherever you’re at with your writing. 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 anyone who would like to attend, but it is particularly focused towards 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.

Additional Info 

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.

You are welcome to attend as many of the This Is Our Place online workshops as you would like (there are four in total). Places at the in person This Is Our Place workshops are limited to one per person.

Access Notice 

  • This masterclass is auto-captioned.

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

  • All our online events have a relaxed format; you are welcome to take breaks at any point and turn your camera off. All our online sessions have breaks.

  • Our online workshops and events take place on Zoom. As standard, we will send the weblink to you a week in advance. If you require the dial in phone number, email us hello@spreadtheword.org.uk and we can send it through to you. Please take a look at Zoom’s accessibility info: https://zoom.us/accessibility/faq#faq1

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

About Anita Sethi

Anita Sethi

This Is Our Place writer-in-residence


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Anita Sethi was born in Manchester, UK. Her new book, I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain is the first in her nature writing trilogy, published by Bloomsbury. I Belong Here has been described as "a thing of beauty" by the Sunday Times, "a memoir of rare power" by the Guardian, and as ‘a magnificent and redemptive achievement’ by The Bookseller. Her writing has also appeared in anthologies including Common People, The Wild Isles and Women on Nature. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, i, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Vogue, BBC Wildlife and appeared on various BBC radio programmes. Her career highlights include going birdwatching with Margaret Atwood in the UK's oldest nature reserve. Twitter: @anitasethi @ibelong_here