This Is Our Place nature writing workshops open for booking

Opportunities

This Is Our Place, our nature writing project celebrating London’s wildlife, nature and the diverse communities of the city through words, in partnership with London Wildlife Trust, is offering eight nature writing workshops, which are now open for bookings. Four workshops will run in-person, and four will run online.
Workshop attendees who are based in London, and from backgrounds underrepresented in publishing, are welcome and encouraged to submit to the This Is Our Place nature writing competition.

This is Our Place in-person workshops

  • all free;

  • only one place per person at the in-person workshops due to limited availability;

  • 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);

  • All take place at London Wildlife Trust sites and adhere to COVID guidelines and good practice.

a person with long dark hair wearing a muted stripy top leans against a vast, old tree trunkCentre for Wildlife Gardening – Peckham with Jackee Holder
Sunday 8 August 2.00 – 4.30pm

More info and book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/this-is-our-place-nature-writing-workshop-with-jackee-holder-in-person/

a woman with long black hair standing in a fieldWoodberry Wetlands – Stoke Newington with Anita Sethi
Sunday 8 August 10am – 12.30pm

More info and book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/this-is-our-place-nature-writing-workshop-with-anita-sethi-in-person/

a person with long blonde hair looking over their shoulder and smilingCentre for Wildlife Gardening – Peckham with Elspeth Wilson (BSL Interpreted) 
Thursday 12 August 1pm – 3.30pm

More info and book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/this-is-our-place-bsl-interpreted-nature-writing-workshop-with-elspeth-wilson-in-person/

a composite of two images: one, a person standing with their hands on their hips in a field, the other - a person wearing a flower in their hair, wearing glasses with a huge smileWalthamstow Wetlands with Laura Barker and LiLi K Bright
Friday 20 August 10am – 12.30pm

More info and book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/this-is-our-place-nature-writing-workshop-with-laura-barker-and-lili-k-bright-in-person/

This Is Our Place online workshops

  • all free to attend;

  • you are welcome to book onto as many of the online workshops as you like subject to avaibility;

  • run on Zoom;
  • These workshops are 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).

a person with long dark hair wearing a muted stripy top leans against a vast, old tree trunkSunday 1 August 9am – 10.30am with Jackee Holder
More info and book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/this-is-our-place-a-nature-writing-workshop-with-jackee-holder-online/

a person with long blonde hair looking over their shoulder and smilingFriday 6 August 2pm – 3.30pm with Elspeth Wilson
More info and book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/this-is-our-place-online-nature-writing-workshop-with-elspeth-wilson/


a composite of two images: one, a person standing with their hands on their hips in a field, the other - a person wearing a flower in their hair, wearing glasses with a huge smileWednesday 11 August 7pm – 8.30pm with Laura Barker and LiLi K Bright (BSL interpreted)
More info and book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/this-is-our-place-online-nature-writing-workshop-with-laura-barker-and-lili-k-bright-bsl-interpreted/

a woman with long black hair standing in a fieldTuesday 24 August 7pm – 8.30pm with Anita Sethi
More info and book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/this-is-our-place-online-nature-writing-workshop-with-anita-sethi/

Published 8 July 2021