Workshop: Nature & Place Writing with John Connell

Time and date

Monday 15 July 2024

3 days

9:30 am

2:30 pm


Whiddy Island

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The ticket price includes the daily ferry to and from Whiddy Island. This ferry departs from Bantry Pier and returns to Bantry Pier afterwards. This workshop will run from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 July, from 9.30am to 2.30pm each day with two breaks built in to each day.

Join bestselling author and farmer John Connell for a 3 day writing workshop on nature and place. Starting at the work of Henry David Thoreau and his seminal book Walden we will investigate how nature and place writing has been with us in its modern form for over a century.

Max: 15 participants

Admission: €245

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Delving deep into Thoreau we will then explore nature and place in the international canon of this art form from the nature writings of Masanobu Fukuoka and Peter Matthiessen to the Irish tradition with books from the blasket writers and on up to the modern day with books such as John’s own The Cow book to explore how nature and place can lead us in new directions into uncovering the hidden world that lies before us.

This will be a wide ranging course but will ground the participants in the best of nature and place writing and give them a good footing into what they might want to write themselves.

This workshop is supported by Creative Places West Cork Islands and Cork County Council




John Connell

John Connell is a multi-award-winning author, film producer, investigative journalist and farmer. His documentary programs have won over a dozen international awards. His number-one bestselling memoir The Cow Book was...

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