Every three months, we invite a writer or practitioner to run a day course at The Nottage, Wivenhoe. Each teacher has a profound knowledge of their subject and all have previous teaching experience.


We have chosen to keep the groups small as we want the best experience possible for our attendees. These day long courses take place from ten to four and include a delicious vegetarian lunch. Please choose from the events below and remember to book early as places are limited.

The Wild Side with James Canton

Saturday 26th January 2019

Step out into the natural world. In this workshop you’ll be exploring techniques of writing the wild.


We will delve into the natural world that we are all a part of; the nature that is just there in the cracks between our human constructs, in the woods and wilds just a few feet from our doors. We will write together through the day, working with words as we frame our views of seeing the wild, sensing the nature of all things, always remembering to be mindful of the living landscapes that exist around us. There will be time for talking, writing and reflection. One-to-one sessions will be built into the day to allow specific personal feedback on your writing.

Starting at ten thirty am and finishing at four pm, this day long course includes a tasty vegetarian lunch, as well as coffee and biscuits throughout. As all our classes and events are interactive, places are limited to twelve. This course costs £95. You can either pay the full price or a £20 deposit with the balance payable on the day. Click on the button below.

The Writers' Company, Wivenhoe, Colchester, 

By writers, for writers