Writing the Landscape with Bel Greenwood
Writing the Landscape explores the connections people have discovered in Lockdown and the thoughts and ideas it has created.
During the Lockdown period many people rediscovered a connection with the landscape and environment around them. Daily walks and gardening began to become the “new norm” for many people.
As part of our Creative Conversations in Isolation commissions programme, writer Bel Greenwood facilitated an online space for people to share their discoveries through writing and to be inspired by the Fenland landscape. Using her wide range of experience Bel encouraged writers of all levels to find and celebrate their voice.
Writing the Landscape has explored poetry, short stories and dialogues although due to COVID guidelines the group met online, sharing their thoughts and experiences of nature during the first Lockdown and the ongoing pandemic situation.
The online series of workshops has proven to be a very positive project, so much so that we are developing the workshops further to allow both Bel and the writers to continue exploring their ‘writing voices’ and also to consider where the body of work that they create will lead them.
You can read some of the writing on the groups new blog which is all about nature, our relationship with it and the changes the writers have noticed in themselves and the world around them.