Nature Writing Day with Mark Cocker
Calling all aspiring nature/natural history writers! Award-winning author, naturalist and environmental activist Mark Cocker invites you to spend the day at his much-loved Blackwater Wood, a private fen woodland on the banks of the River Yare.
Over the course of your visit you will experience the woodland in its summer glory whilst honing your skills in field note-taking, accurate observation and descriptive writing. Mark will guide you through writing exercises which will help you to observe nature deeply, including as much detail as possible, and develop your editing skills by re-visiting your descriptive work.
Please bring your own lunch. Please note there are no public toilet facilities at the woodland reserve, however private al fresco locations will be available!
This exclusive masterclass is limited to just 10 participants to support close observation of the natural environment.
Mark Cocker is an award-winning author, naturalist and environmental activist who writes and broadcasts on nature and wildlife in a variety of national media. His ten books include works of biography, history, literary criticism and memoir. His latest are Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet (2014) and Birds and People (2013), which was published to international acclaim and was a collaboration with the photographer David Tipling. His previous book Crow Country was shortlisted for several awards, including the Samuel Johnson Prize, and won the New Angle Prize 2009.