course calendar

home and the heart

I usually have one or two places for mentoring, or distance learning courses. However, until Christmas 2019 I’m focusing mainly on my own writing.

2019

DISTANCE LEARNING YEAR-LONG COURSE
Tongues in Trees, Began at the winter solstice 2018 (The Wild Ways). Next one winter solstice 2019 for all of 2020. BOOKING NOW.

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


SPRING: Hebrides

Islands of the Heart, Iona (19th year!)
1 & 2 LATE MARCH/APRIL
3  ‘Plus’ group, September: see below

SPRING: Devon
Camellia haiku-writing workshop, Greenway National Trust, Tuesday 26th March, 3-5pm
Spring Poetry in Nature half-day workshop
, East Devon, May 5th, 2–5pm


SUMMER: Devon
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.

SUMMER: Cornwall
The Land’s Wild Magic, Cornwall,
writing & walking among Cornwall’s ancient sites (next course June 2020)

SUMMER: Dartmoor
Tongues in Trees,
Outdoor poetry workshop (day) for Moor Poets, 23rd June, Druid Wellwood, Nr Ashburton, Devon. More here.

SUMMER: Devon
Summer Poetry in Nature half-day workshop July 7th; details later


AUTUMN
: Hebrides
Islands of the Heart, Iona

3 NEW ‘Plus’ group Iona ISLANDS OF THE HEART retreat (returners & newcomers):
Saturday September 21st  – Saturday September 28th 2019 

AUTUMN: Devon
Autumn Poetry in Nature half-day workshop (includes prose writing too) October 6th

ECOPOETRY WORKSHOP
A half-day workshop as part of Exeter Literary Festival: NOVEMBER 10th.

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2020

DISTANCE LEARNING YEAR-LONG COURSE
Tongues in Trees, Began at the winter solstice 2018 (The Wild Ways). Next one winter solstice 2019 for all of 2020. BOOKING NOW. Excellent feedback.

POETRY READING, Teignmouth Poetry Festival, March 20th.

IONA, ISLANDS OF THE HEART
‘CORE’ group, FRIDAY 17th APRIL–FRIDAY 24th
APRIL 2020 (FULL)
‘MORE’ group, TUESDAY 28th APRIL–TUESDAY 5th MAY 2020 (1 PLACE AVAILABLE due to a cancellation)
‘PLUS’ group, Sept tbc 2020

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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.

The courses generally 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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