What the Trees Talk About
We are finding out more and more about the secret lives of trees: how they communicate by mycelium fibres below the ground, how they care for their children, how they warn each other of danger, how they continue to feed the stumps of other, cut down trees by passing nutrients to them through their roots. Trees are an important part of our human culture. After all, once upon a time we lived in the trees, we relied on trees for fuel, for building materials. We grow trees that bear fruit, we sit under trees, we walk for pleasure amongst trees. Have you ever placed your ear against that trunk of a tree to hear the sap rise? have you ever climbed a tree? Do you love autumn; walking through the fallen leaves, crunching over beech nut cases and searching for conkers? And what about our folktales – the green man blooming life from his very features, the protective qualities of the Rowan tree, Druidism and the oak tree, tales of talking trees and trees in which the fairy folk lived.
Join me for this four week, online poetry workshop: What the Trees Talk About, starting on 1st July 2019. The course includes a daily prompt delivered directly to your inbox every day, weekly course notes with online resources, interesting facts, creative writing examples and a weekly tree challenge, and access to the closed facebook group where you can chat, make friends, share your work and comment on other people’s. Also included as a new feature is a weekly online chat group where we will discuss the weeks topics, moderated by myself. The course is suitable to all levels and genres of writing with particular focus on poetry, creative non fiction and short fiction writing. You do not need to have any experience of creative writing to sign up, beginners are very much welcomed, along with more experienced writers. This is a pressure free arena, so you don’t have to join the FB group to enjoy the course and you are not pressured into producing work, and there is no requirement to post work in the Facebook group. It’s much more important to me that you have an enjoyable experience in a warm and welcoming environment.
Ready? Follow these simple steps. Once you’ve paid I will send your welcome letter and link to the online Facebook group, ready to get started on July 1st. I’m looking forward to having you onboard!
- Go to PayPal and make a payment of £20 to firstname.lastname@example.org Please add a note containing the email address you wish the course prompts to come to. Please do let me know if paypal isn’t an option for you and we’ll sort something out.
- I will send a brief welcome letter to that address to make sure the address works, this will also contain a link to the closed Facebook group, so don’t panic if you can’t find it on facebook.
- Request to join the Facebook group. If you can’t find it, or there are any problems, drop me a line at email@example.com and we’ll get it all sorted out before the July starts.
- That’s it. It should be quite straight forward, but again, let me know if you have any questions or are experiencing any problems and I’ll endeavour to get it all sorted.
- Everything will arrive via email.
Spaces are limited so please book as early as possible.