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Granta: Nature writing workshop – Rewilding Language

7 January 2024

What is the role of the nature writer today? Drawing on non-fiction, fiction and poetry from the Granta archive and beyond, we’ll examine the roots and possibilities of nature writing in its broadest sense. We’ll ask how nature writing from the past can help us face an environment in crisis, and how we can approach the world with wonder even as we write with grief, anger and hope.

Over eight weeks, you’ll develop a 3 000-word piece of nature writing. Through a combination of lectures, podcasts, short written assignments, guest talks and group Zooms, we’ll trace the evolution of the genre from pastoral traditions to poetic memoirs, and draw out tools for our own writing practices.

You’ll be given a free one-year digital subscription to Granta magazine, as well as access to curated extracts from Granta books, and the magazine, podcast and video archive. Throughout the course there is insight from guest authors and Granta staff.

You’ll finish the course with a sense of where nature writing has been and where you – and your voice – might take it.

Entry is by application to ensure you get the most out of the course.

We will be offering one fully funded bursary place, and applications close on Sunday 7 January 2024.

You can download the course prospectus here.

Click here for more information and application details.


7 January 2024
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Online via Zoom


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