Courses

Writing Nature Memoir - online

An online course with the Field Studies Council. Meet fellow nature writers through this step-by-step guide to writing nature memoir.

Tree stump recently chopped and covered in frost, moss and ivy.  Winter woodland in the background.

Where: Virtual - online

When: Tuesday 17th September - Tuesday 29th October 2024

Time: Webinars take place 19:00 - 19:45 on Tuesday 24th September, Tuesday 1st October, Tuesday 8th October, Tuesday 15th October 2024

Cost: £75.00

For more information and to book a place on this course:

https://www.field-studies-council.org/courses-and-experiences/static-courses/writing-nature-memoir-online

What learners say:

'Brings a fresh approach to writing in both the design and the delivery of the course.'

'Demystifies the process of writing and makes it accessible to a wider audience.'

'A well-researched set of tasks ... the emphasis on group support and feedback enhances the experience further.'

Writing Nature Memoir - in person

A one day course with the Field Studies Council, using the grounds of Preston Montford Field Studies Centre as inspiration for a short piece of nature writing.

In the foreground, three purple teasel heads coming into flower and being visited by hoverflies and a bee. Dense green foliage in the background.

Where: Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX

When: Saturday 7th September 2024

Time: 10.00-17.00

Cost: £65.00

For more information and to book a place on this course:

https://www.field-studies-council.org/courses-and-experiences/static-courses/writing-nature-memoir

Structural Editing - online

A three-week online course covering the three levels of editing: paragraph, sentence and word.

What learners say:

'A clear introduction – for me editing had a been a thing I did rather randomly. I hadn’t considered paragraphs, sentences and words separately when reviewing my work and found the approach really helpful.'

'It felt very supportive and reminded me how important it is to have a support network behind you as a writer (and artist).'

Spring flowers in a small vase, with a closed notebook and a pencil.

Week 1: Paragraph

Punctuation - setting the scene, senses, narrative voice, organisation, design by subtraction.

Week 2: Sentence

Grammar - power of verbs, lists with twists, inverted sentences, active and passive voice.

Week 3: Word

Vocabulary – meaning, choices, imagery, implications, effect on the reader, writer’s ideas.