Workshop

An introduction to nature and eco-poetry with Matt Howard

Saturday 12 March
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
10am - 1pm
£45 / £35 conc

Poetry has a unique power to express relationships, wildness, and intricacies of place, especially in these times of nature and climate crises. In this friendly workshop with poet Matt Howard, you will explore what it means to write about nature and place as you begin to craft your own new poems.

Matt will guide you through a series of prompts and exercises that will help you to:

  • Explore what nature and eco-poetry means to you;
  • Discover how poetry can engage us with wildness and the more-than-human world;
  • Understand how we can get closer to our own natures through poetry;
  • Generate new poems to express your unique relationship with the natural world.

This workshop is open to all, including those who have never written nature or eco-poetry before. 

Please note: This workshop is scheduled to take place at National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, in Norwich. However, should circumstances change, we can move it to an online format (via Zoom).

Bursary places

One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply →

Covid-19 precautions

We have COVID health and safety guidelines in place for moving around the building and refreshments, including the wearing of masks which can be removed once sat in the workshop. The workshop will take place in a well-ventilated room with spaced seating/one table per participant. We ask that anyone able to scans in via the Track and Trace app, and we will retain contact details for those who do not have smart phones.

About Matt Howard

Matt Howard’s first full collection, Gall, was published by The Rialto in 2018 and was winner of the 2018 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry, shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Prize in 2019 and won Best first Collection in the inaugural Laurel Prize 2020. After eleven years working for the RSPB, Matt is now the Douglas Caster Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds.

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Poetry has a unique power to express relationships, wildness, and intricacies of place, especially in these times of nature and climate crises. In this friendly workshop with poet Matt Howard, you will explore what it means to write about nature and place as you begin to craft your own new poems. Matt will guide you […]

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