During this workshop for all abilities, Natasha will discuss what it means to write what is perceived as an ecological novel and what part writing and reading such a novel plays in reawakening our senses to the natural world. The central theme of this workshop is connection to the wild places that surround us no matter where we live and includes activities to stimulate observation and explore what our future climate may look like, what current climate change effects are and what we can do as writers to inform the future by writing the wild into words.
We will meet outside Custom House. Please wear warm clothes and bring a notepad and pens/pencils. Booking is advisable.
Natasha Carthew is an award winning Writer from Cornwall who has written all her books outside. She has written two books of poetry, three acclaimed novels for young adults (all published with Bloomsbury) her latest literary adult fiction, All Rivers Run Free is published with Riverrun/Quercus and Audible. Her new book Song for the Forgotten publishes with National Trust Books 2020.
Natasha has written extensively on the subject of Eco-Fiction and Wild Writing for several publications/programmes, including Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, The Big Issue and the Dark Mountain Project. In 2020 she will be touring with the ‘Fire and the Flood Tour’ travelling the UK/Ireland discussing Eco/GriltLit themes and issues in literature and reading from her new work. Natasha is represented by Lutyens & Rubinstein, London.