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Nature Writing Coastal Workshop
20 September 2021 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm£17 – £20
The coast provides lots of inspiration for your nature writing. This route involves a gentle stroll and nature writing workshop along Burghead’s beautiful coastline.
The natural world is an endless source of inspiration for wildlife writer and photographer Rebecca Gibson. Join her as she walks part of the Moray Coast Trail from Burghead to Cummingston and back.
This three-hour event will involve a leisurely stroll along the coast path, keeping an eye out for any passing wildlife both in the fields and out at sea. Participants will be encouraged to notice not just the sights but also the sounds, textures and smells of their surroundings. Nature writing is most immersive when it involves all the senses.
During the walk there will be a nature writing workshop, using crashing waves, chittering stonechats and prickly gorse as sensory prompts. If anyone has any questions for Rebecca about writing or wildlife, she’d be happy to answer them. Participants can read out what they’ve written if they’d like to, but there’s absolutely no pressure to share. Afterwards, the group will make their way back along the coast path to the car park, hopefully feeling refreshed and inspired.