The workshop will commence with a selection of archive material – illuminating and inspirational – exploring the natural and social history of flooding along the Essex coast.
Writing prompts will then help to arouse creativity and curiosity. Writing can be prose or poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction – or a combination – depending on where the inspiration takes you.
Venue: Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6YT
Date and time: Saturday 23rd July, 11.00am – 2.00pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can, suggested donation £5
Box Office: Book tickets via our eventbrite page
For ages: 14+
About the Writer
Since winning the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2013 (Stone Age novel Brave published April 2014), Wendy’s writing has developed via creative nonfiction (MA Wild Writing: Literature & the Environment 2018) and poetry.
In 2019, as part of the Tides of Tendring project, including research into the history of local flooding, to raise awareness of the flooding dangers along the Tendring coast, Wendy edited the accompanying pamphlet.
In 2021 she received Arts Council DYCP funding for developing the writing practice of eco-poetry.
Wendy has led Essex Book Festival writing workshops for adults and children on the topics of plastic pollution and the environment.
As a mixed-media artist, she combines loves of writing, nature, and walking with the potential to interweave different creative forms.