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The Wild Within – month long poetry course

I’m now taking bookings for my month long poetry course which begins on August 1st. The course will consist of five loose lesson plans and a daily prompt, all delivered to your email address. The course in brief:

This poetry course is designed to be accessible, both financially and artistically, meaning that anyone who wishes to write can get something from it; whether you are new to writing and would like some guidance, or you’re an old hand who perhaps wants a bit of affordable motivation to get the creative cogs rolling. The theme is The Wild Within and the course will look at poetry of nature, place and self, our connection to the living world and how poetry can not only be a way of noticing and describing the world we live in, but can be a way to evoke change within ourselves, and change in the outside world. You do not need to live ‘in’ nature, to be aware of it, it is there whether you notice it or not. This course is designed to help you notice and write about your own connection to nature. We all have a wildness inside us that connects us to the world.

The fee for the course is an up front payment of £10, payable by PayPal. Once payment has been made you can request to join the closed Facebook group. The group is not going to be officially active until August 1st but if you could just post a ‘hello’ and your name post I’d appreciate it, just so that I can make sure the technical aspects are working well.

As I’ve said before, you DO NOT need to be in the Facebook group to take part in the course, it’s not for everyone and quite understandable if you are just wanting to see what you can get from the course without it.


  1. Go to PayPal and make a payment of £10 to  please add a note containing the email address you wish the course details to come to.
  2. I will send a brief welcome letter to that address to make sure the address works, this will also contain a link to the closed Facebook group, so don’t panic if you can’t find it on facebook.
  3. Go to facebook and search for The Wild Within poetry group, (or use the link I will send you) the group will be under ‘groups’ on the left hand side bar of your home page. Request to join. If you can’t find it, or there are any problems, drop me a line at and we’ll get it all sorted out before the course starts.
  4. That’s it. It should be quite straight forward, but again, let me know if you have any questions or are experiencing any problems and I’ll endeavour to get it all started.
  5. The lesson plans and the daily prompts will arrive as a daily email. It’s a good way to make sure you do a little bit of thinking and writing daily, rather than becoming bogged down in all the imagined work still to come.

Have fun!


Spaces are limited, so please book as early as possible.