Wild Writing

available at Stepping into Nature’s Picnic in the Parks:

Running since 2018, Wild Writing offers tools and tips to enjoy and develop embodied writing responses outdoors in local landscapes and seasons.

Wildwriting projects stimulate new ideas, deepen nature connection and wellbeing, and offer fun and easy ways to develop and nurture creative resilience, inspiration and empathy. Spending time outdoors, and thinking and writing in nature and landscape encourages creative flow using all of the senses, and tunes into the shared world and imagination with our animal bodies. We are all part of the bigger story.

Wildwriting was commissioned by Activate as part of the micro-commissions programme in partnership with Stepping into Nature in 2020.

Wild Writing courses in 2022 at Wimborne and Sherborne Libraries were fun and a huge success. the groups have been inspired to continue as regular library events called ‘Nature Writing for Fun’, while I provide training and mentoring for participants and library staff to support them…

The activities continue and the project grows across Dorset – encouraging deep listening and embodied site response, expanded seasonal connection through time outdoors, creative flow, and emotional connection and relationship to nature and self in a way that is fun and accessible. We share our process as we go so it is participatory and there is conversation, creative surprises and laughter.

Wild Writing notebook of participant, Ros, in Sherborne

How to get started:

There are free digital activities available as worksheets that you can download as pdfs with audio clips and also videos. Each activity will take between 10-20 minutes, or longer if you want to take your time. These are vailable here: www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/park-event/creative-writing-inspired-by-seasons/

and here:

Or join a 2023 workshop and see the News page for upcoming events



Wild Writing posters 2022
photo at the Stepping into Nature Conference by Frames by Ben/ Ben Ingram