Ways into Writing the Climate


Ways into Writing the Climate is an online facilitator training course led by Linda France, taking place on Wednesdays 23 & 30 November and 7 December from 14.00 to 16.00.

This short online course of three linked sessions will consider how to approach the subject of climate and ecological change within the context of a creative writing workshop.  Designed for facilitators with some general experience, it will offer opportunities to explore potential themes in order to generate new writing and suggest techniques to create appropriately safe, respectful and welcoming spaces.  The sessions will model various approaches using writing exercises, reflection and small group exchanges (with some between-session assignments), deepening participants’ own understanding of what ‘writing the climate’ involves.

Who is this for?

The workshop is for people who have:

  • attended a previous Lapidus Scotland facilitation workshop/residential; or
  • have experience of leading reading and writing for wellbeing groups; or
  • have a diploma that includes attention to facilitation of groups; and
  • people who organise and support words for wellbeing or would like to do so.

Cost: £70 (reductions available for low waged, volunteers)

  • 20 places only available
  • Priority will be given to those who can attend all three sessions
  • Please apply by 23 October by completing and returning this form: LS WiWtC appl-form


Linda France was appointed Climate Writer in residence with New Writing North and Newcastle University in 2020.  She has published nine poetry collections, including Reading the Flowers (Arc 2016) and her most recent, The Knucklebone Floor (Smokestack 2022) is shortlisted for the Laurel Prize.  Among various awards and prizes, she won the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition in 2013 and has received a Society of Authors’ Cholmondeley Award.  She was named Writer of the Year in the Journal Culture Awards 2021.  Her book from the Climate Residency is Startling, is published by NWN/Faber in October.


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