I usually have one or two places for mentoring, or distance learning courses.
SELF-DIRECTED ONE-DAY RETREAT:
Thresholds for Imbolc, relevant to late January/early February (1-2)
Still to be arranged: half-day mindfulness walks at Greenway, Devon, for the National Trust
Islands of the Heart, Iona (19th year!)
1 & 2 LATE MARCH/APRIL
3 ‘Plus’ group, September: see below
I, along with the previous and the succeeding writers-in-residence, am appearing at the first ever Greenway Literary Festival (our date is 8th June, morning). Greenway was the summer home of Agatha Christie, and I was privileged to be writer-in-residence last winter.
The Land’s Wild Magic, Cornwall, writing & walking among Cornwall’s ancient sites (next course June 2020)
Summer Poetry in Nature half-day workshop July 7th; details later
Islands of the Heart, Iona
3 NEW ‘Plus’ group Iona ISLANDS OF THE HEART retreat (returners & newcomers):
Saturday September 21st – Saturday September 28th 2019 a few places left
Autumn Poetry in Nature half-day workshop October 6th tba
Two weeklong POETRY RETREATS, Cévennes, France: OCTOBER 12th–19th, 19th–26th (limited numbers; expressions of interest invited; discount if attending both weeks). The courses are:
THE WELL OF POETRY
1, ‘GOING TO THE WELL: the vital art of poetry’ 12th–19th October 2019
2, ‘DRAWING FROM THE WELL: shaping a poetry collection’ 19th–26th October 2019
IONA, ISLANDS OF THE HEART
‘CORE’ group, FRIDAY 17th APRIL–FRIDAY 24th APRIL 2020 (a few places left as of April 2019)
‘MORE’ group, TUESDAY 28th APRIL–TUESDAY 5th MAY 2020
‘PLUS’ group, Sept tbc 2020
May 2019: one or two places left on the ‘More’ group
See also thewildways.co.uk. Bear in mind that all courses are holistic in nature, and there is a great deal of overlap between the content of this site and The Wild Ways.
Apart from the Drawing from the Well poetry editing week in France, 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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