ECOPOETRY / WILD WRITING WORKSHOPS
Drawing on her own practice, Helen runs 'Wild Ways to Writing', an online mentoring programme taking people on a creative writing journey into deeper Nature connection.
She also offers bespoke onsite group workshops / retreats, guiding participants with engaging prompts, texts, techniques and perspectives in outdoor settings.
Helen has collaborated with a range of organisations to deliver memorable experiences that combine creativity and ecology, including HighlandLIT, Clean Air Cheltenham, the University of Gloucestershire, Goldsmiths University, Bristol University and Arts University Bournemouth.
In October 2021, she is running WRITING THE WILD SEASON, an onsite retreat at Hawkwood College, Stroud. Details and booking via this link.
Helen with participants on 'Writing the Land, Writing the Sea', a HighlandLIT writing holiday, July 11th-14th 2019,
in Cromarty, Scotland
WILD / WORD / CRAFT
Crafting words inspired from Nature into handmade books
In these workshops Helen guides participants to write directly from their observation of Nature, and to craft their words into an inspired piece of creative writing.
Recycled materials and collage techniques are then used to make unique, handmade books for participants to present their wild words to others.
No previous writing or making experience required. Max 15 participants.
CONTACT HELEN FOR DETAILS & PRICES.
Creative writing & wellbeing
Helen has extensive experience of working in the field of socially engaged arts, often in healthcare settings. Whilst based in Scotland 2016-18, she worked with Scottish Recovery Network to support a peer-led group using creative writing to support their wellbeing.
Helen has also been commissioned by Liberated Words to work with Somerset-based film-maker Howard Vause in creating poetry film workshops with various groups, including adults with dementia and teenagers with autism.
And she has collaborated with Somerset-based Creativity Works in delivering creative writing / storytelling workshops to support participants' wellbeing.