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Autumn Nature Writing with Stephen Moss

Connect with the Natural World

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Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world – whatever the season of the year! Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss for a day inspired by nature, and learn how to capture your experiences, feelings and thoughts in writing.
This workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to write about the world around them. You’ll focus on learning to see, hear, smell and above all feel a connection with the wild: how to notice what is all around you, take notes to help you capture that special moment, find ways of describing the sights and sounds of nature, and then set your thoughts down on paper to be read by others.


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Hawkwood is committed to ensuring we have a positive impact on our environment. We have a strong ethical commitment to all our work and the impact report for our charity can be viewed online via the charity commission (reg charity number 31767) or you can view a copy in the office. If you have visited Hawkwood and feel we can improve any aspect of our environmental and social responsibility we’d like to hear your comments.

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Directions and Travel

By Car If coming by car: From the west and north, take Exit 13 off the M5 and follow signs to Stroud centre. From the east, take Exit 15 off the M4 and follow the A419 past Cirencester to Stroud. If coming from the Oxford area, follow the A429 or B4425 off the A40 to Cirencester. Follow the A419 from Cirencester as above. From Stroud centre, follow the A46, then the Painswick Old Road (which is signposted ‘to Wick St.’). Please contact us if you would like more detailed instructions (also included on confirmation forms sent after booking). By Train If coming by train, take a taxi (see our taxi numbers list here) from the Stroud train station (max. 2 miles). For hiking enthusiasts, it takes approximately half an hour by foot! For more information visit: https://bit.ly/find-us-hw

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