Nature: the Next Step


Elspeth Wilson is a writer, poet and researcher with a background in Gender Studies and public health. Much of her work considers the question of how we live in our bodies and she is particularly interested in disability and sexuality. Her work has been shortlisted for Canongate’s Nan Shepherd prize for underrepresented nature writers and Penguin’s Write Now editorial programme. She loves spending time with her elderly dog and can usually be found in or near the sea. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Course dates

8th March-12th April

Tuesdays 7-9pm

Course location

This is an online course with live teaching via zoom




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Welcome to Nature: the Next Step

8 March- 12 April

7-9pm Tuesdays online

In the Next Step course, we will be thinking about how to write about nature across different genres, including the personal essay, poetry and fiction.

We’ll be learning that there are no limits on the kinds of genres that can constitute nature writing, and trying out new ways of bringing places, animals, plants and people alive in our writing. Perfect for if you’ve already done the first Write Like a Grrrl Nature course!

There will be a chance to share work in a safe, supportive environment and develop self-editing and feedback skills. There will also be plenty of writing exercises to get you thinking about the way we write and talk about nature, and to help your self-confidence in finding your voice.

This course is for women and non-binary people. This course is online via zoom.


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What Students Say…

“As a complete beginner to writing workshops I was a bit nervous but Elspeth and Rachel made me feel so welcome and I loved how relaxed and encouraging it was. I particularly enjoyed the free writing which I found to be a great emotional outlet during the struggles of lockdown.” Participant at the Stay at Home Literature Fringe Festival Writing Happiness workshop by Elspeth Wilson and Rachel Lewis

“I really enjoyed the workshop. I was interested in the topic but I particularly liked the way Elspeth encouraged everyone to join in and created a fun, supportive and affirming atmosphere so that people felt able to share the things they had written.” Participant at Dublin Council’s Red Line Festival Writing Nature workshop

“Elspeth made me feel completely comfortable in expressing myself through writing in their no-pressure nature writing workshop, even as someone who does not write regularly.” Participant at Dublin Council’s Red Line Festival Writing Nature workshop