Friday, 26 January 2018


near Lake Bank Coniston 15th October 2017, photo copyright Geoff Green

Building on the success and enjoyment of the two outdoor workshops I ran for Cumbria Wildlife Trust in May and July 2016, I'm also running another one in 2018!

Date: Friday, April 6th 2018, Eycott Hill, Cumbria Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve 10am-4pm


Gather at Mungrisdale Village Hall at 10am for welcome and introduction to the day. Then it's off on a very short car-share drive to Berrier and a day on Eycott Hill!

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

Early booking recommended!

Event details

Friday, April 6th 2018 - 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 was the first Writer-in-Residence at Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin and also at Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria, Birthplace of Quakerism.

Geraldine blogs at: Salt Road

one of the poets on the hill, May 2016
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: or call 01539 816300 to reserve your place.

Poets enjoying Eycott Hill Volcanics July 2016
This is a free event although a donation of £10.00 to Cumbria Wildlife Trust would be appreciated.
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.

writing a plein air! writers on the hill

You can find out more about Geraldine, also her new collection, Passing Through here
and also here Pleased to meet you!

Friday, 19 January 2018


at the Yankee Stadium NYC photo by Geoff Green

Happy New Year! 

Here are the workshop dates for Write on the Farm 2018. All will be held at Jane’s Farm except the March, June and September workshops. Please email me if you’d like to come along to one or more of the Write on the Farm workshops:

Spring/Summer, Saturdays 10.30am-4.30pm, £35:

February 17th - Jane’s farm

March 24th - meet at Jane’s, spend part of the day at Kitridding Farm, then return to Jane’s. With thanks to Stuart of Kitridding Farm, who told me that anyone who wants a quad bike ride is welcome! Lunch at Kitridding Farm.

April 21st - Jane’s farm (lambing time!)

May 19th or 26th - Jane’s farm - date to be confirmed

June 16th - this workshop will be held at South Walney Nature Reserve, with thanks to Sarah Dalrymple of Cumbria Wildlife Trust who suggested it.

Cost of one day Write on the Farm workshops: £35, incl. refreshments. Please bring your own lunch, also warm waterproof clothing and footwear as part of the afternoon sessions will be held outdoors, plus writing materials and camera.

South Walney Nature Reserve, storm Eleanor, photo by Sarah Dalrymple, Warden

Autumn/Winter, Saturdays 10.30am-4.30pm, £35:

September 29th - this workshop will also be held at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s South Walney Nature Reserve and will include a Saturday/Sunday stopover at the Coastguard Cottage on the nature reserve. 

Anyone wishing to come for the day is welcome. Those who’d like to book a place in the cottage, which sleeps five, please let me know asap as places in the cottage are limited. 

Anyone wishing to camp or sleep in their camper van are most welcome. Reserve Warden, Sarah Dalrymple, tells me that there’s space to camp in the cottage garden or you’re welcome to park your van in the reserve’s car park. Booking is through Geraldine Green. 

Please note: Residential cost for this workshop to be confirmed.

October 20th - Jane’s farm

November 24th - Jane’s farm

Cost of one day Write on the Farm workshops: £35, incl. refreshments. Please bring your own lunch, also warm waterproof clothing and footwear as part of the afternoon sessions will be held outdoors, plus writing materials and camera.

Other dates for your diary:

April 6th, Friday: Write in Nature, at Eycott Hill, Cumbria Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, near Mungrisdale, north Cumbria. After the success of two, full day workshops in 2016 I’ve again been invited by Jody Ferguson of CWT to run another. Thanks Jody. 
This event is free, although a donation of £10 to CWT would be welcome.  
Booking is through Cumbria Wildlife Trust, details here

June 22nd-24th, Friday-Sunday: Midsummer Poetry Course, Brantwood: Residential poetry weekend with co-tutors Pippa Little and Geraldine Green. 

Details here

November 1st, Thursday: Poetry Evening, Open Mic and Supper, Brantwood, Coniston: Looking forward to hosting this event and reading alongside Helen Mort, Graham Mort and Kerry Darbishire. Eight open mic slots available - book early!  - 2 booked, 6 to go! 

Cost of supper and open mic slot £14
Cost of attending event as a non reader is also £14

photo by Jane Moss Luffram

Looking forward to seeing you at one or more of the above events.

Wishing you a healthy, peaceful and creative 2018,

Geraldine, 7.1.2018

Tuesday, 2 January 2018


Spring into 2018!

Write in the Wild: Farm workshop, Burns Beck Moss, September 16th 2017
photo by Geraldine Green

Welcome! to the 2018 series of Write on the Farm  creative writing workshops, led by writer Geraldine Green

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 your own lunch, waterproof footwear and clothing as part of the afternoon session takes place outside.

All welcome!

2018 Spring-Summer Dates:

February 17th
March 24th
April 21st 
May 19th OR 26th - date to be confirmed
June 16th

Saturdays, 10.30am-4.30pm

Writers in the Wild, September 16th 2017

photos of the poets by Geraldine Green 16.9.2017 (copyright)

Through a variety of writing prompts new writing will be produced in a safe and supportive environment. Feedback on new work and also on ongoing projects, will be given by the group and tutor.

Whether through poetry, prose, travel writing, dreams or journals, these workshops encourage us to explore where and how we dwell 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 two full collections of poetry published, with a third due out in 2018; gained a PhD in Creative Writing titled: “An Exploration of Identity and Environment through Poetry” from Lancaster University and been widely anthologized.

Pamphlet collections include The Skin, Passio, Poems of a Molecatcher’s Daughter. Full collections are: The Other Side of the Bridge, Salt Road, and upcoming one in 2018 titled Passing Through

Travels and readings have taken me to Europe and North America, where I’ve read at a variety of venues on the East and West coasts and also the Mid West.

Feedback given by group and tutor on individual’s writing (any genre). Please bring six copies of writing to be work-shopped.

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; feedback given.


Afternoon: reflective ramble and note taking, followed by quiet writing time, read back and 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.  

If interested in attending the ‘Write on the Farm’ workshops please email me, or contact me through Poetry PF