Writing the spirituality of the natural world

A writing workshop to help us become more grounded in nature

Wednesday 1st April, 2020

Industrialisation, IT and other factors have estranged many from the natural world. We expect the climate to bow to our wills, and are put out if it upsets our plans. Voices in nature, however, call us to ground ourselves in our true place, embedded as part of the created world. This workshop will help us consider some of these voices and their messages. The hope is that we will deepen as our imagination connects with our environment, and be nourished by paying attention to nature and being away from the duties and pressures of our normal lives.

Using the spacious gardens, woods, stream and labyrinth of Runcton Manor, the day will include meditation, an introduction to writing about nature, and an opportunity to allow the environment to speak to us and help us to understand its meaning through our writing. Writing may include poetry, prose or assemblages of thoughts and phrases. After sharing our experiences, we will enjoy a simple lunch together.

The workshop will be led by Janet Aldridge. Janet is a practising psychotherapist committed to creativity and spirituality. She has led creative writing workshops on themes including ‘Blessing’ and ‘Slower is better’.

Arrive from 10.30am for tea and coffee. Finish by 2.30pm. Lunch and tea/coffee provided. Inexperienced writers welcome. Suggested donation on day of £10. For questions or to reserve (limited) places email runctonmanor@gmail.com