Wednesday 5 July 10.30am -3.30pm
Venue: Thornham Walks classroom, Thornham Estate, Gislingham Road, Thornham Magna, near Eye IP23 8HH.
Cost: £15/£12 W&BA/SPS members
The soil beneath us provides our food and fuel but hidden within it is both life and death: hidden worlds, myriad life forms and evidence of ancient communities. This workshop, led by landscape writer Melinda Appleby, will consider how poetry and prose can reflect the unearthing of nature and history and encourage you to try writing on this theme.
Start with readings over coffee and then walk out across the Thornham estate to search for evidence of soil burrowers – moles, rabbits, mining bees, earthworms.
We return to the classroom for lunch and a short writing session, unearthing ideas and transforming them into short poems or prose pieces to reflect thoughts about the world beneath us.
Teas and Coffees included. An optional booked sandwich lunch