“When despair for the world grows in me…
I come into the peace of wild things.”
From “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry
During the session we will take a close look at our unique relationship with nature and the ways in which the natural world supports our creativity and wellbeing. Using poems, prose and visual images, we will explore our connections with nature and examine the ways in which it can be a potent medicine.
I am a writer, Poetry Therapy Practitioner and founder of “Out of the Blue Writing”, based in Snowdonia, North Wales, where I facilitate writing groups and work with individuals. I have developed a branch of my work called “Treading Softly” which combines walking and writing in the natural landscape. I am an Executive Director of the International Academy for Poetry Therapy (iaPOETRY), and work as a Master/Mentor for the organisation. I have received awards and scholarships from Wales Arts International and NAPT (National Association for Poetry Therapy) for pioneering work in the field of poetry therapy, as well as scholarships from BridgXngs Poetry Center, NYC.
A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb
With kind support of Literature Wales.