Nature Writing Masterclass (Online)

About the course

Want to enter the Creative Future Writers’ Award in creative non-fiction and get some feedback on your work first? Over these six online sessions, we’ll be reading each other’s work and giving helpful, constructive feedback on how your nature writing piece could be improved, and discussing what makes nature writing work best. You’ll hone your writing, reading and critique skills through the workshop and peer/facilitator support and discussion. The facilitator will also give you written feedback and make further reading suggestions.

  • You must have a completed/draft nature writing piece of up to 2,000 words to sign up for this course. Please send this after you’ve booked to [email protected]. We must receive your piece by Monday 20 February.
  • You must also be committed to reading and giving verbal (and written if you like) feedback on all the other participants’ work. You’ll need to read these before the session and come ready to discuss them. (2 pieces per session / 11 total).

Please do not sign up for this course if you don’t feel able to fulfil these requirements. We have other current or upcoming courses which might be more suitable.

Who is it for?

This course is for all underrepresented writers – creatives who face barriers to opportunities due to mental health issues, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, substance misuse, survivors, working-class backgrounds, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community, Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority backgrounds.


Tuesdays, 28 February, 7, 14, 21, 28 March & 4 April. The course will be held online via Zoom.


6 – 7.30 pm


£60/£30 concessions for the course

In order to make our resources stretch to more opportunities, we are requesting nominal fees for some workshops this year. The more people who can book at full price, the more we’ll be able to offer this year. Lower price tickets are available for those on benefits, unemployed/underemployed or on low wages. We do not ask for proof that you qualify for the concessionary rate. We also have current/upcoming workshops which will be at lower booking fees—please subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date.

About the tutor

Tara Gould is an award-winning writer, educator, meditation teacher and nature artist. She graduated from Sussex University with a Masters in Creative Writing and Education and has since worked across a range of arts and FE organisations facilitating guided nature walks, nature journaling and mindful writing. Her workshops draw on literature, art and wildlife to help individuals deepen their relationship with the natural world and find solace and inspiration. Her recent work highlights through story and experiences how nature and the human are bound together, exploring landscape, home, and belonging and how creation can emerge from the uncertainty and turbulence of life. Tara was the inaugural CF Writer In Residence, was published in the CF Spotlight Books series by Myriad Editions, and was part of the CF Next Up development programme in partnership with The Literary Consultancy. She has a history of supporting emerging writers and founded the curated short story cabaret Short Fuse at Komedia in Brighton to provide a platform for local writing talent and more recently The Small Story Cabaret in Lewes.

If the course is full, you can sign up for the waiting list by emailing us here.

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