course calendar

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The Wellkeepers
The story of your life: a woman’s journey to wholeness
year-long group, rooted in archetypal psychology and myth (especially in the idea of the quest, the Grail cycle and in my 1993 book Riding the Dragon – myth & the inner journey) begins January 11. This one’s a private closed group, but it will be offered again. If you’re interested I recommend you visit the sister site, to have a sense of the wider and deeper reaches of my work

Thresholds: Sunday 15 January, Devon (Arcturus Centre/Clinic, Totnes)

Islands of the Heart, Iona:
Group 1 Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April: (closed group; only ‘returners’ from 2015 and before)

Group 2 Tuesday 4 April to Tuesday 11 April: for newcomers and returners alike; full with waiting list

All Our Relations: writing earth stories
Outdoor half-day writing workshop, near Totnes, S Devon, Easter Monday, April 17th

The Land’s Wild Magic (was Poetry, Place & Pilgrimage) on the coast, among the many megalithic sites and holy wells of West Cornwall, Monday 5 – Sunday 11 June

LIVING A WRITER’S LIFE – an evening with Roselle Angwin
A Book Stop Tavistock event at The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock, Devon
Friday July 7th, 7.30pm, tickets on door or from Book Stop £8

Writing the Bright Moment, Saturday 26 August – Saturday 2 September France  This course is rich in inspiration for you to explore the stories, poems and life-writing that emerge at the threshold between the inner world of the imagination and the outer world (although our medium of exploration & expression is creative & reflective writing, all my courses are holistic, and psyche, place, land & the waterfall pool are very much part of the week). Suitable for writers in all styles, and any level of ability and experience

Seize the Week: Saturday 2 – Saturday 9 September, France untutored WRITING week to focus on your novel, that poetry collection, writing from nature, travel writing, a memoir, journal-writing or any other writing project in the company of other writers, with individual tutorials (not included in fee) and a daily group feedback session (included in fee) available from this very experienced writer and tutor.

September – November inclusive: I’m writer-in-residence at Agatha Christie’s former home on the banks of the Dart, Greenway, Devon, for the National Trust and Literature Works. Stimulating outdoor and indoor writing and reading workshops on place, haiku, land-poetry, novels, river, trees and more.

Storymaking: Novelists’ Bootcamp autumn non-residential weekend, Devon (small group only):  core theme, plot progression, narrative arc, character & dialogue.  DATE tba. I’ll only be working with 6 people. The 2016 weekend was highly successful.

(The Wild Ways) Tongues in Trees/Tales from the Forest: Brittany, October, Monday 16 – Saturday 21 inclusive, in collaboration with Michael Fairfax, public, land and sound artist and sculptor and my long term creative collaborator. This will be a weeklong version of the day workshop you can read about here, in an old enchanted forest, and will incorporate various other expressive arts, and tree lore plus foraging. I’m very excited about this.

PRESENCE: haibun, haiku, and the natural world indoor and outdoor one-day workshop in the Devon countryside. Late autumn; date tba


2018 (more tba)

Thresholds & The Inward Flame
Sunday 28th January, Totnes
Annual one-day ‘celebrating the turning year & creating the life you want’ workshop, venue tbc

Mindfulness walk Wednesday 28 Feb, 11am – 1pm
In the beautiful woodland gardens of National Trust Greenway, Devon

PRESENCE: haibun, haiku, and the natural world indoor and outdoor part-day workshop in the Devon countryside. Dates & venue tba

Tongues in Trees on Dartmoor Date & venue tba

1 Saturday 7th – Saturday 14th April
(1 place available; ‘core group’ Iona returners only with priority given by number of years’ attendance. Mainly poetry, mainly experienced/published writers)

2 Tuesday 17th April – Tuesday 24th April 2018: ‘more group’ returners & newcomers both welcome (These groups are capped at 14 now. 2018 is full with a waiting list. This group is more divergent in participants’ writing interests and experience, with more of a mix of poetry and prose)

Monday 4th – Sunday 10th June

Saturday 1 – Saturday 8 September


I usually have one or two places for mentoring, or distance learning courses.

See also Bear in mind that all courses are holistic in nature, and there is a great deal of overlap. Apart from the Novelists’ Bootcamp, which is specifically and entirely focused on writing, the courses all include other aspects of being: our inner/soul life and our relationship to the outer world, especially the rest of nature, are inherent parts.

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