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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Writing in Constable Country

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Rebecca Hubbard
  • Dates: Friday 23 August 2019 to Monday 26 August 2019
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £240

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Constable found endless inspiration for painting in the tranquil landscape and bountiful skies of the Suffolk countryside. During this creative writing course, you will explore the river path where Constable once sketched Flatford Mill to find your own creative response to its gnarled willows, gentle fields and rushing mill stream. New writing will be generated both through careful observation and also by making personal and imaginative connections to the land and its particular atmosphere. Constable's paintings and the local buildings that he sketched will also provoke fresh ideas and exciting imagery for writing. Anyone who wants to write about the natural world is welcome on this course, whether a beginner or more experienced writer. Carefully structured yet enjoyable exercises will help sensitise your responses to landscape and develop your writing skills. Over the course you will produce several short pieces of writing and go away with plenty of ideas and inspiration to write more. Participants are free to write in the form they prefer - descriptive pieces, stories, poems.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

This inspirational weekend writing course is offered by Rebecca Hubbard, an experienced writer and writing tutor with a passion for helping people to explore and deepen their connection with natural places through words. Rebecca works as a gardener and writer. She is a published feature journalist and poet with her 2014 prose poetry anthology, 'The Garden of Shadow and Delight', published with Cinnamon Press. She has a Masters degree in Creative and Professional writing

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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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