Nature writing occupies a fascinating boundary area where science, creativity and human experience meet. Dr Amy-Jane Beer is a biologist, writer and editor with special expertise in natural history and science. She has written over 30 books on nature and is a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife magazine and the Yorkshire Post.
During this half-day intensive course she will guide you through the science, art and technique of nature writing. The course will be flexible, to some extent based on the participants, but after a bit of time on rules for writing text that keeps readers reading – we’ll look at reasons for breaking the rules! We’ll do some analysis of texts by masters of the art of creative nature writing, and work on some exercises that will help you self-edit, find your style or refine it. There will be opportunities to share work and join in with some group critique. You’ll need to bring your own writing materials and be prepared to spend sometime outside.’
Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment
This workshop is part of the Ryedale Book Festival at Scampston Hall event, sponsored by VetWay.
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