Rochester Literature Festival – Nature Writing Course


On Sunday 11th October there will be another chance to take part in a writing workshop with me. I am running a 2 hour nature writing course at Sun Pier House in Chatham, Kent ME4 4HF between 10.00am – 12.00pm at part of the Rochester Literature Festival.

We will be taking a stroll to get some inspiration for our writing from the riverside setting and learning more about the essential elements of good writing.

Tickets cost £5. To book a place please visit this link


Wandering Words

Remains of Elmley Village MLP

Remains of Elmley Village MLP

Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to be commissioned by the Wandering Words project to write about the beautiful Elmley Marshes Nature Reserve. The website is now up and running and can be visited at;

Along with my own thoughts on Elmley there are contributions from other Kent writers who have been exploring everywhere from the remote areas of the Hoo Peninsula to Sheerness High Street.

Wandering Words is a writing project and online platform that is putting the written word on the map in Swale & Medway.

By commissioning new writing about the landscape, architecture, communities and heritage of the area they hope to inspire others to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and share their work too.

You too can get involved, the project is looking for a wide variety of contributions, blogs, poetry, journalism, graphic novels – all are welcome.

Wandering Words is developed, managed and funded by Ideas Test, working in partnership with Rochester Literature Festival.

Later in the year I will be running a short nature writing workshop as part of the Rochester Literature Festival. Visit the Wandering Words website for more details on how to book.