to Roselle Angwin’s writing website*
poetry, novels, creative non-fiction books
holistic creative writing courses & retreats
The spirit of 29 years of Fire in the Head
words, images, land & the creative process
sister site to: www.thewildways.co.uk
Forthcoming from Moon Books in June 2021:
A Spell in the Forest – Tongues in Trees (Book One)
‘Like the philosopher Simone Weil, another great teacher, Angwin is dedicated to encouraging the arts of reading, looking, listening, and of reflection, of really paying attention – arts which can be developed – as input to the writing. And, like her book [Writing the Bright Moment], she is truly an inspiration.’ Katherine Gallagher
During 2020, I’m concentrating on two things only: my Tongues in Trees yearlong course, and my own writing. I’m not taking on new work in terms of mentoring, appraisals or workshops, but am occupied with designing new online courses. The first of these will be Poetry, Nature & Mindfulness available this summer.
The next weeklong ‘land’ courses will be my Iona retreats in April and May 2021, all being well.
Click here for FIRE IN THE HEAD: the what
You can listen to my long Dartmoor poem River Suite here (approx. 12 minutes. Switch off the lights, close your eyes, and let the moor take you.) The link will take you to SoundCloud, where I’ve a few pieces to listen to, with more coming.
For those many of you with whom I’ve worked for nearly 3 decades: I’m constantly aware of the community of the ‘shaping spirit of imagination’ that we co-create. In this time especially I value the connections we have, even if those are mostly virtual. Stay well; keep being inspired.
*Most of my work now concerns itself with deepening a holistic relationship with the rest of the natural world, a matter of urgency if we want to stop destroying our home. Generally, my ‘way in’, for myself & those who work with me, is the creative process of engagement, exploration, enquiry & expression through writing. All my work is soulwork, in effect. Our relationship with the other-than-human is made more explicit on my other site, The Wild Ways (‘ecosoul: the ecological imagination’).
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‘I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.’ ~ John Keats
©All material copyright Roselle Angwin, 2020