Home Upcoming Events Litfest 2022 Nature and Place Non-Fiction Nature Writing Workshop: Anita Sethi

Nature Writing Workshop: Anita Sethi

The past two years have shown more than ever why nature matters to all of us, and why it is crucial to our mental health and sense of belonging.

In this three-hour session with Anita Sethi you’ll explore the many different ways to observe and describe the natural world, and discover how the relationship between people and place, landscape, wildlife, climate change, natural history and more can all be explored within nature writing.

Anita was awarded an RSL Literature Matters Award to run “I Belong Here” nature writing workshops in autumn 2021 and to establish the Northern Nature Writers Network for northern writers of colour and those from low-income backgrounds. We are delighted she can run this workshop again at Litfest 2022.

Litfest invites anyone and everyone interested to apply for one of 15 places. Please note that a number of places in each workshop will be reserved free for writers of colour and those from diverse and low-income backgrounds.
As part of their submission, each applicant will need to send in:

  • a sample of their writing (500–750 words)
  • a brief CV
  • a short statement of why they wish to applyto Bill Swainson info@litfest.org by 9 March 2022

Anita Sethi was born in Manchester and is the author of I Belong Here: A Journey along the Backbone of Britain, shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize and winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Award. She has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, BBC Wildlife, Vogue, New Statesman, Granta and TLS, and has appeared on BBC Radio and the World Service.

How to Attend:
Online via Zoom

£25, with 7 places reserved free as described above


12 Mar 2022


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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