Venue: The Kingfisher Cafe, Barnwell Country Park, Barnwell Road, Oundle PE8 5PB
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Bridget Holding is a tutor in creative writing for the University of Exeter, as well as a writer, and psychotherapist. She also runs Wild Words which explores the connections between the writer, their words and the natural world.
Nature writing is now one of the fastest growing genres; the new generation of nature writers are selling like hot cakes. Come and find out about the market, and how to write for it.
It’s no longer the idealised rural life and landscapes of the pastoral poetry tradition. It’s raw, edgy, groundbreaking, thought-provoking, politically challenging, and society changing. It takes in poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction. It fuses nature writing, travel writing, philosophy and psychology. Its writers heal and find meaning through contact with nature, and so do its readers.
“With her focus on learning from nature, and the embodied, holistic experience of the storyteller, university tutor and psychotherapist Bridget Holding is revitalising traditional creative writing teaching.” the London School of Economics Literary Festival 2017
Bridget is a former screenwriter, whose articles have appeared in Writing Magazine and The Psychotherapist, among other publications. She is also a UKCP registered psychotherapist. She’s a former associate lecturer for the Open University, and has been a tutor of creative writing for The University of Exeter since 2008.
Bridget is the founder of Wild Words. Her online and real-world courses explore the relationship between ourselves, our world and our words. She delivers workshops at the University of Exeter and has been a guest tutor at the Writers’ Summer School, Swanwick, on three occasions. In 2016 she offered Wild Words courses at Swindon Festival of Literature, and Chipping Campden Literary Festival, as well as returning to Uppingham Summer School for a third time, with an adult residential course. She also delivers numerous workshops in small venues across the UK.
Tickets £16.00 available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle. Limited to 20 places.
Open hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Fri: Tel 01832 274734, online at www.oundlefestival.org.uk
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