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2017 DATES

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; 2 places available)

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

Writing the Bright Moment, Saturday 26 August – Saturday 2 September France  (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)

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, or any 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.

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 (tbc), probably 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. More anon.


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 Seize the Week in France, and Novelists’ Bootcamp,  both of which are 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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