Wednesday, 16 November 2016

WRITE ON THE FARM, CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS ON AN UPLAND FARM IN CUMBRIA





WRITE ON THE FARM: 2016 - all welcome!

September 17th
October 22nd
November 19th


Come and join us! and write with us on the farm. A wonderful upland farm set between the Lakes and the Dales 10.30AM-4.30PM £35 incl. refreshments. Please bring own lunch, waterproof footwear and clothing as part of the afternoon session takes place outside.

All welcome!

2017 Spring-Summer Dates:

25th Feb - poetry and music: morning session with Christine and her harp
18th March
22nd April
20th May
24th June

Next workshop: September 17th 2016! Come and join us, 10.30am-4.30pm £35 incl. refreshments. Please bring own lunch, warm, waterproof clothing and footwear as part of the afternoon session takes place outdoors.

2016
February 20th
March 19th
April 23rd
May 28th
June 18th







10.30am-4.30pm cost: £35 incl refreshments, please bring own lunch. As part of the afternoon session takes place outdoors, please bring/wear suitable footwear and clothing.


This ongoing series of monthly creative writing workshops explores where we live, how we dwell, 'deep maps', memory and myth, also how we work and live in a largely urban environment and how this encroaches, enriches and/or impacts on rural life. Through a variety of writing exercises, stimuli, feedback and reflective walks we will look at links between identity, language and environment. Whether through poetry, stories, travel writing, dreams or journals, these workshops encourage us to explore where and how we live, and how we take experience and memories with us when we travel to other places, real or imagined.

An experienced creative writing tutor and mentor, I’ve had five collections of poetry published; gained a PhD in Creative Writing titled: “An Exploration of Identity and Environment through Poetry” from Lancaster University. Travels and readings have taken me mainly to Europe and North America, where I’ve read at a variety of venues on the East and West coasts and the Mid West.

·      Feedback given by group and tutor on individual’s writing (any genre).
     Please bring six copies of writing to be workshopped
·      Through a variety of writing prompts and stimuli new writing produced

     Morning:  Gather in the Farmhouse kitchen, 10.30am-12.30pm new writing produced from a variety
     of writing prompts and stimuli




·      Lunch
·      Afternoon reflective ramble and note taking, followed by quiet time for own writing sharing new work and group feedback
    Workshops take place in Cumbria at Jane’s farm, near Kirkby Lonsdale, 10.30am to 4.30pm:


Cost: £35. Please bring own lunch and waterproof footwear and clothing. Refreshments provided.  further info on Geraldine can be found here
If interested in attending the ‘Write on the Farm’ workshops please email me

2016
February 20th
March 19th
April 23rd
May 28th
June 18th

10.30am-4.30pm cost: £35 incl refreshments, please bring own lunch. As part of the afternoon session takes place outdoors, please bring/wear suitable footwear and clothing.


WRITE ON THE GONDOLA, CONISTON WATER, CUMBRIA JUNE 18TH 2016



WRITE ON THE GONDOLA, POETRY WORKSHOP ON THE NATIONAL TRUST’S STEAM YACHT GONDOLA, CONISTON WATER, CUMBRIA WITH GERALDINE GREEN

A wonderful experience, poetry on the National Trust's SY Gondola! First of the film clips here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCZeoYrSMK4&feature=youtu.be


June 18th - Write on the Gondola" £35 incudes trip on Steam Boat Gondola, Coniston and afternoon of writing/sharing at Brantwood Coniston - 10 places max. fully booked - reserve list of 6 people welcome! please message or email me, thanks.

To book a place and get directions: Please email me, or send me a message on facebook

You can find out more on my blog Salt Road, link here:


and more about me, here:






‘WRITE ON THE GONDOLA’  - NATIONAL TRUST GONDOLA TRIP FOR THE WRITE ON THE FARM GROUP OF WRITERS

June 18th 2016, 10am-4pm, with Geraldine Green

Brantwood, East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AD. Directions and map to Brantwood below:



9.45am - 10am -  Meet and park at Brantwood car park at 10am at the latest, car share to Coniston Pier Lake Road Coniston LA21 8AN to board the Gondola.  Google map below for SY Gondola, Coniston Pier:


Coniston Pier, Lake 8A
11am-1pm – Board the Gondola from Coniston Pier, returning to the Gondola Launch Pier at Coniston Pier at 1pm

1pm – return drive to Brantwood for lunch followed by afternoon of quiet writing time. Note: you can if you like enjoy your lunch on the Gondola.

Please bring packed lunch and hot drink as these aren’t included in the £35 workshop fee.

1.15pm-2pm (approx.) – Lunch – either your own packed lunch, or at Brantwood Café

2pm-3pm – Quiet writing time in the Loft next to the Coachman’s Quarters above Brantwood Café.

3pm-3.15pm – Break (tea/coffee provided and included in workshop fee)

3.15-4pm readback/feedback; more writing prompts if time

Brantwood Café closes at 5pm. We might like to end the day with tea & scones on the terrace. This is optional and not included in the cost of the workshop.

Note: writing prompts and handouts provided by Geraldine for the Gondola Trip

Cost of workshop: £35 includes Gondola trip, workshop and tea/coffee in the Loft above the Coachman’s Quarters during the afternoon.

Lunch not included. Please bring own packed lunch, or you can buy lunch and/or afternoon tea at Brantwood café

The National Trust would like to use writing created on the day to promote the Gondola, crediting the work to the writers and with the writers’ permission

See you on the 18th!
Geraldine Green109.6.2016