Monday, 18 July 2016

WRITE IN NATURE, CUMBRIA WILDLIFE TRUST, JULY 22ND 2016


July 22nd 2016 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve, gather at Mungrisdale Village Hall at 10am

Come and join local writer Geraldine Green on what promises to be another inspiring day at Eycott Hill,
Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Nature Reserve, Berrier, North Cumbria.



Event details

July 22nd  2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is an inspirational place with fabulous views, unique geology, and interesting wildlife to spark the imagination. This creative writing workshop led by local writer Geraldine Green will use time outdoors and gentle writing prompts and exercises to help you craft poetry and prose inspired by the nature reserve.
Geraldine is an experienced creative writing tutor, published poet, mentor and poetry editor. Her enthusiasm for the outdoors and nature writing is reflected in the many workshops she tutors and in her work. She is Writer-in-Residence at Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin and blogs at: http://geraldinegreensaltroad.blogspot.co.uk

Part of the day will be spent outdoors so please bring waterproof clothing and sturdy walking boots. Tea and coffee will be provided at the indoor venue but please bring lunch and drinks to take with you to the nature reserve. Don’t forget a notebook and pen.
Booking is required, please email: mail@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk or call 01539 816300 to reserve your place.
This is a free event although a donation of £10.00 to Cumbria Wildlife Trust would be appreciated.

The workshop is free! Places are limited. Booking is through Cumbria Wildlife Trust - all are welcome! 10am-4pm

We meet at Mungrisdale Village Hall at 10am for welcome, introduction and refreshments. Most of the day will be spent on the Nature Reserve at Eycott Hill, followed by writing time in the Village Hall - plus more refreshments! Please bring your own lunch and wear waterproof footwear and clothing.









Sunday, 17 July 2016

Writer-in-Residence, Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria, September 2015-Summer 2016


** Update: November 3rd 2016, Brantwood Cafe, Brantwood Coniston Cumbria - Join Kerry Darbishire, Kim Moore and me for an evening of poetry, supper, open mic - what's not to like!? Help me celebrate my wonderful year as writer-in-residence at Brantwood! **

Booking through Brantwood:

Tel: 015394 41396

Delighted to share the news!
Poet Geraldine Green begins her residency in September 2015

Geraldine Green is the first Writer in Residence to be appointed by Brantwood and celebrates the inspiration given by the eminent Victorian writer John Ruskin and his historic home.  The residency is for twelve months, beginning in September 2015 and builds on the interest generated by Geraldine’s popular creative writing courses which she has tutored at Brantwood for the past four years.



Geraldine explains “It’s an exciting new venture for me, one I am looking forward to immensely. It’s a great honour to be exploring, reflecting and writing in response to this role. John Ruskin’s vision and understanding of the importance of nature and creativity to the human spirit is as relevant today – perhaps more so – than when Ruskin first uttered the words: “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.”

Local writer Geraldine Green has two poetry collections and four chapbooks published. Her work has been widely anthologised in the UK and America. Her latest collection Salt Road, published by Indigo Dreams, explores, through poetry and prose, her home ground, the Furness Peninsula. The collection also celebrates her travels to North America, Spain, Greece and Turkey.

Her latest chapbook A Wing & A Prayer was written in response to her post as writer-in-residence at Swarthmoor Hall Ulverston, birthplace of Quakerism and was published in 2015 by Swarthmoor Hall Press.

In 2011 Geraldine gained a PhD from Lancaster University in creative writing titled: ‘An Exploration of Identity and Environment through Poetry’. She is an experienced creative writing tutor and mentor as well as associate editor of online magazine Poetry Bay www.poetrybay.com

During her residency Geraldine will be running the following courses at Brantwood :
  • “Writer’s Retreat” with co-tutor Pippa Little from 19th to 22nd October 2015
  • Creative writing course with American poet George Wallace on 24th– 26th June 2016

Brantwood’s Director, Howard Hull:  “Ruskin was the most gifted and poetic of writers. He not only made his living from words, he made words live. It is long overdue that Brantwood should have a writer in residence and I am absolutely delighted to that Geraldine is to be our first.”

read more in the  Westmorland Gazette    

Thursday, 7 July 2016

"Work that shines with joy", a few words about Salt Road by Penelope Shuttle





Salt Road

Geraldine Green’s passion for and knowledge of the natural world and its spiritual energies has its roots and takes its cue from home ground, her native Cumbria.  She has noted her ‘long and deep connection’ with Cumbria. She draws inspiration from light over water, tidal energy, the intent of the land combined with rich tellings of family and local memory.  But her poems and prose-poems also travel the roads and the seas:  from Cumbria to Kansas, New Mexico, Spain, Greece, New York, Skye and Turkey.  Her poems are also peopled with those she has met on her travels.  This poet takes her place in contemporary poetry with work that shines with joy in and respect for language.  The vitality of life’s many experiences are evoked here with all the senses.

Penelope Shuttle

03/12/2014

You can buy Salt Road from  Indigo Dreams Publishing

“What a magical book.  Geraldine’s poetry and prose explores and captures the feel, texture, smell of natural beauty where ever it is to be found.  It’s especially evocative of her own home ground on the South coast of Cumbria overlooking Morecambe Bay, but it ranges across the world following her own journeys.  It pulses with energy, and a boundless enthusiasm, that makes you hunger for more.”

- Sir Chris Bonington