Creative Writing & Literature

Writing the Landscape

From: £35.00

SAT 12 November 2022


Writer Stephen Rutt will help you capture the essence of landscape and location in your writing.

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Writer Stephen Rutt will lead this session which will help you develop a sense of place in your writing.  From finding the telling detail, to extended lyrical descriptions, you will be shown ways to really capture the essence of the location in your writing.  Using examples from his own work and other authors, you will see what works and what doesn’t and how that can inform your own writing. This course is tailored towards prose non-fiction, but fiction writers and poets are welcome too.

This course is for improvers and those with some experience.


About the Day

Writing the Landscape will run from 10am-1pm.

10- 10.20: Introduction

10.20-10.40: Example and Discussion

10.40-11.10: Exercise one

11.10-11.30: Feedback

11.30-11.40: Break

11.40-12: Example two and discussion

12-12.40: Exercise two

12.40-1: Feedback

Essential Information

Please bring your favourite pen and a notebook.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Dining Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Stephen Rutt

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Stephen Rutt is the award-winning author of three works of creative non-fiction. The Seafarers, his first book, won the Saltire Society’s first book award, as well as being longlisted for the Highland Book Prize. Wintering was his second book, and it was one The Times’s nature books of the year 2019. His work mostly concerns nature, with a particular focus on the lives of birds and the landscape they live in. He lives in Dumfries with his wife, baby and cat. When not birding or writing, he likes making bread.

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