forthcoming events

My latest book A Trick of the Light – poems from Iona collects together between two covers the many poems I’ve written in my 18 years of leading annual retreats on the sacred Isle of Iona, and one or two from visits prior to that.

I’m really excited about this collection, as Iona is very close to my heart. You can read reviews and order the book on the above link.



The ISLANDS OF THE HEART retreats on the beautiful Isle of Iona: I’ve added a new week for September 2019.



I’m offering two more, one focusing on the poetic forms of haiku and haibun in Devon on June 24th for midsummer, and a tree spirit day on July 8th. See here.

The next residential retreat in 2018 will be June’s The Land’s Wild Magic, a week of pilgrimage-type walks and writing by the coast in West Cornwall. We visit holy wells and ancient and sacred sites, which are prolific in this area, my homeland. There is one place available on what is a rather special week.

New for 2018 is In Harvest Time, a September week in Cornwall (tbc) writing from life, and writing about nature.

And I’m delighted to be offering The Wellkeepers, on a subject about which I’m passionate – basically, restoring the true balance between men and women, and our ancient covenant with land, the other-than-human, and the wild – as a residential, also  in West Cornwall, in early November 2018.

More soon. Meantime, check out the Calendar and the Courses pages.