Writing the Natural World


If you enjoy writing about people, place and wildlife, or would like to be a published nature writer, this is the perfect two-day non-fiction course.

Led by bestselling author, tutor and BAFTA award-winning TV producer, Stephen Moss, the course will focus on writing from direct experience. The group will spend time out in the field and, back indoors, there will be writing exercises, workshops and sessions on the techniques of writing. Stephen will also share tips and advice about how to get published. 

This course is suitable both for writers starting out and those working towards publication. We'll send out a pre-course questionnaire to help us better understand where you are with your writing. Please don't be put off if you are just starting out! To make the most of the weekend, we've kept the class sizes small so early booking is recommended.

The course will run from 10am to 4pm on both days. Coffee and pastries from 9.30am.

Included in the weekend: freshly baked morning pastries, a warming lunch, welcome pack and selected special offers on additional courses. Refreshments available throughout the day.

This course has limited numbers and will run in our premises in the Abbey town of Sherborne, Dorset. Sherborne is easily accessible by public transport or by car.

Once your booking is confirmed we will email you with full booking T&Cs and further details. Next date to be confirmed. Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in attending.

About your tutor:

Stephen Moss is one of UK’s leading nature writers whose books include Wild Hares and HummingbirdsWild KingdomMrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names, and recent 'biographies' of the Robin and the Wren. He writes for a number of magazines and newspapers, including a regular monthly ‘Birdwatch’ column for the Guardian, and teaches on the MA in Travel and Nature Writing at Bath Spa University. A lifelong naturalist, Stephen has travelled to all seven of the world’s continents in search of wildlife.

Comments from previous courses 

"I very much enjoyed the warm group atmosphere."

"I learned a lot about how to free up channels of creativity."


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Writing the Natural World