WS7. I Belong Here: Nature Writing Workshop with Anita Sethi

If you would like to attend this workshop please email us at

Workshop places are free of charge. Ilkley Lit Fest will provide a contribution towards reasonable travel expenses for each attendee. Attendees will receive further information on how to claim for their travel expenses in the email confirming their workshop place.

This is a welcoming workshop, for northern writers of colour and/or those from low-income backgrounds. In the UK, nature writing is still an overwhelmingly monocultural literary field. Yet the past year has shown more than ever why nature matters to all of us, crucial to our mental health and sense of belonging.

In this two-hour session, tutor Anita Sethi will introduce you to nature writing. You’ll explore how to observe and describe the natural world. The relationship between people and place, landscape, wildlife, climate change, natural history and more can all be explored within nature writing. Weather permitting, this workshop will also be partly a walkshop, incorporating a walk through the local area, learning to sharpen the observational powers of nature along the way.

All participants will receive a free copy of I Belong Here.

Anita says: “I want to help as many people as possible find a sense of belonging in nature, and also to feel that their story belongs in books and literature.”

Supported by a Royal Society of Literature, Literature Matters Award, and I Belong Here foundation patron, Paula Hawkins.


Event Details

    • Date: Sunday 3rd October
    • Time: 11:00 am
  • VenueClarke Foley Centre - J.L.A
  • PriceFREE

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