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The spirit of 30 years of Fire in the Head
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sister site to: www.thewildways.co.uk

MARCH 2021:
Roselle on YouTube
On this link, you should be able to watch and listen to an interview with me, in which creative writing lecturer Lania Knight asks me about my site-specific work, my relationship to place, and to the other-than-human. (It’s one of the few interviews and recordings which don’t make me cringe on listening back.)

Forthcoming from Moon Books in June 2021:
A Spell in the Forest – Tongues in Trees (Book One)

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This book is drawn partly from my popular yearlong Tongues in Trees course.
‘I am relishing this [online] course and find it to be just the best medicine to COVID.’ JG

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

Writing the Bright Moment – Poetry, Nature & Mindfulness is an inspiring new online solo but supported writing retreat. People seem to find it invaluable, and since its inception in August 2020 several have repeated it at a different time of year. Next dates Monday 19th – Friday 23rd April 2021. Why not greet spring (in the northern hemisphere) in a spirit of creative attentiveness and depth?

After that, May 10th – 14th, you can sign up for Poetry & the Ensouled Life.

The next weeklong ‘land’ courses will be my Iona retreats October 2021, all being well. Spring dates for 2022 are now available too (the first two weeks are already nearly full).

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 up to 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. And thank you for continuing to support my work.

JUNE 2019: The Telegraph (Travel section) has listed my Iona courses among ‘the world’s [ten] best writing holidays’.

*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’).

Please refresh these pages when you visit, as I’m constantly updating and adding to them. If you would like to be informed of new events, you can use the Contact form to send your email address.

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‘I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.’ ~ John Keats

RLA b&w Nov good head studioSomehow I feel the need to say that that Jacob’s Creek bottle-box is not wine, but the container for my paintbrushes! – for once, yes, I did paint…


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