Workshop

Nature Writing with Mark Cocker – fully booked!

Saturday 30 January
Online (Zoom)
10am - 1pm GMT
£45 / £35 conc

Master the art of nature writing in this three-hour online workshop with Mark Cocker, one of Britain’s most celebrated authors and naturalists. Mark is the author of A Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet and has been writing a regular ‘Country Diary‘ column for the Guardian since 1988, so this is a great opportunity to learn from him directly about how to approach the short-form essay in nature writing.

Individually and as a small group you will:

  • Use photos taken by Mark himself as inspiration for short writing exercises
  • Read and discuss examples by other great nature writers
  • Pay particular attention to language and the power of initial observations
  • Explore the ways in which writers establish mood and map out context quickly and in the fewest words
  • Come away with a new 300-350 piece of writing

Mark’s workshop focuses on nature writing but has deep relevance across the genres. The class may be online but you will get as close to the living world as possible through his wonderful photography.

‘Being a naturalist, Cocker’s great strength is in the breadth of his senses: his essays seem to cover almost everything he has seen, heard or smelled in the land around his home. He writes clearly, and with a style that has a ring of poetry about it without being pretentious or precious’ – Spectator

This workshop is fully booked! To join the waiting list, email info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk


About the tutor

Mark Cocker is a multi-award winning author and naturalist, whose 12 books have been widely acclaimed. Over the last four decades he has also published more than 1000 essays on nature in national and international newspapers especially the Guardian.

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January 30, 2021 10:00 am January 30, 2021 10:00 am Europe/London Nature Writing with Mark Cocker – fully booked! Writers' Centre Norwich –

Master the art of nature writing in this three-hour online workshop with Mark Cocker, one of Britain’s most celebrated authors and naturalists. Mark is the author of A Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet and has been writing a regular ‘Country Diary‘ column for the Guardian since 1988, so this is a […]

Online (Zoom) Writers Centre Norwich